Beware If You Have An External Mailbox
Published: 10 July 2019
provide fraudsters with a lot of the information they need to commit a crime of
fraud or identity theft. It’s also reasonably easy to intercept someone’s
mail, especially if they have an external mailbox.
criminals search an area for external letterboxes and steal documents such
as bank statements.
check the electoral roll or search online for further information to apply
for multiple credit cards in the resident’s name.
the cards arrive, the criminal collects them from the external
To further protect
yourself from this type of crime, consider doing a regular credit check to see
if any applications you don’t recognise appear. You can do this for free with
sure your letterbox is secure and cannot be accessed by anyone else or
install an anti-theft letterbox
your mailbox regularly.
you have been a victim of this type of crime call Kent Police
warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.