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Lexington SC Sheriff Seeks “Mail Thief”

VICTIMS BEING SUBJECTED TO IDENTITY FRAUD … Sheriff’s deputies in Lexington County, S.C. are on the hunt for a mail thief … one using mailboxes to perpetrate identity fraud. “The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has noticed an increase in the theft of mail from residential mailboxes,” a release from the department…

VICTIMS BEING SUBJECTED TO IDENTITY FRAUD …

Sheriff’s deputies in Lexington County, S.C. are on the hunt for a mail thief … one using mailboxes to perpetrate identity fraud.

“The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has noticed an increase in the theft of mail from residential mailboxes,” a release from the department noted.  “There have been several reports of outgoing mail being stolen from mailboxes. There have been several reports in the Irmo area.”

Irmo?  That’s right around the corner from this website’s world headquarters …

It gets worse, too …

“The criminals in these cases are stealing the checks to commit fraudulent transactions with your account number,” the release continued.  “The criminals are also using your identity information to commit identity theft crimes; such as opening accounts in your name, etc.”

Wow …

Authorities are urging citizens in the area to take several steps to protect themselves, including “promptly (removing) mail from your mailbox after delivery.”  Residents are also encouraged to have their mail held while they are on vacation, and to refrain from mailing “bills or letters with your identity information in them.”

“Always deposit your mail in a mail slot inside your local post office, or hand it to your letter carrier,” the sheriff’s office advices.

 

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11 comments

Who Cares March 10, 2016 at 5:16 pm

I once caught a few Mexicans riding around in a pickup, checking mail boxes.

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shifty henry March 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm

— they were delivering pizzas

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Slartibartfast March 10, 2016 at 11:25 pm

Mmmm.. flat bread.

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Squishy123 March 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm

Were there 23 of them?

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Tazmaniac March 10, 2016 at 6:28 pm

These must be the people you see stories about them getting busted in retail stores for a bad/bogus check. Who writes checks in stores anymore? Must be a red flag.

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erneba March 10, 2016 at 9:54 pm

I have not written a check in over four to five years. Pay everything on-line and store purchases are mostly on a debit card, and rarely carry over forty to fifty dollars in cash.
Get yourself a box at the local Post Office, mine is only forty-five dollars a year. I never receive anything of importance at my residential address.

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Slartibartfast March 10, 2016 at 11:24 pm

That’s the God’s Honest Truth. All I get is trash via snail mail. I also pay a fee three irregular times a year and change my debit card number.

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erneba March 11, 2016 at 8:22 am

Good idea to change the number, I’ll check that out.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm

In other news, I see where the Grand Jury in Kershaw County returned a No Bill on the homeowner who shot and killed a thief, recently.

“Sheriff” Jim Matthews was disappointed in their decision. I hope the citizens in that county dump that pious jackass in two years.

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Lone Ranger March 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Meanwhile…Lexington County’s almost-new sheriff said…sure we found 125 ILLEGAL video poker machines in Andre’s warehouse and let us just say

When we and DUI Donnie get through taking orders from Mexican cartel leaders to release Leon—we’ll tackle Andre soon as Raghead says it’s okay !!!

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Robb Maddison March 14, 2016 at 11:28 pm

You can drop off mail or open private mailbox at a Pakmail store , secure delivery and receipt of mail

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