Protection Against Mail Thefts

1. Use the letter slots at your post office to mail letters, or give them to a letter carrier.
2. Pick up your mail up promptly after delivery. Never leave your mail in your mail box overnight.
3. Install a locked mailbox.
4. Don’t send cash in the mail
5. Pay bills with an electronic bill payment service
6. Ask your bank for “secure” checks that can’t be altered.
7. Have your local post office hold your mail while you’re on vacation.
8. Exchange, work, vacation schedules with trusted neighbors, so you can watch each other’s mailboxes.

If you see someone stealing mail, call 911 immediately; give the operator the suspect and vehicle descriptions.

If you have been a victim of mail theft, contact the U.S. Postal Inspector immediately,
Call (877) 876-2455.

Please advise me when you have been a victim of a mail theft, so I can alert the basic car officers working in your area.

Robert A. Ringler Co-Chair
LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB)

West Los Angeles Community Police Station
1663 Butler Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90025

Mobile: (310) 365-5723
[email protected]

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