If you’re sending holiday greeting cards or gifts or simply mailing your rent payment or rent check, you may be advised to stay clear of those huge blue boxes for collection, at most for the next couple of years, United States Postal Service (USPS) officials have been advised.
There are reports that theft and fraud in the mail increased throughout the year, but the crime rate tends to increase in the winter, and the blue mailboxes are becoming more and more targeted. Please read the below tips to avoid any inconvenience.
Why you should stay clear of blue mailboxes in the Christmas season
USPS spokespersons stated “groups of criminals across the country are using the internet and social media to coordinate strategic targeting of post office collection boxes,” Reported in Al.com
If you decide to make use of the blue collection boxes, ensure that you collect them before the end of the delivery on that day to ensure that your mail will be out of the night.
How can you deliver and receive mail during Holiday time?
You can take your parcels directly to the post office “And evidently, it’d require regular office hours, but this is the best way to ensure your mail is safe.” Shale said. You can also join USPS Informed Delivery to be informed when your mail will arrive.
For information on mail theft or fraud, inform authorities in your area agency and authorities from the United States Postal Inspection Service by calling 877-876-2455 or using the application through their site.