Ottawa police encourages homeowners to lock mail boxes

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Canada’s anti-fraud centre saw a big increase in fraudulent mail forwarding cases and the head of Ottawa Police’s fraud unit is encouraging people to buy mailboxes with locks. The fraud centre reported earlier this month that cases of mail being fraudulently forwarded to a new address have jumped sevenfold across Canada this year

Protect mail with credit cards and driver’s licenses

They advise people to monitor their mailboxes and be vigilant if items aren’t turning up. The new community mail boxes are likely not causing, because the boxes are locked and often more secure than mailboxes in front of people’s homes. People should consider a mail box that locks, because a lot of personal information like credit cards, driver’s licenses and other important items ends up in the mail. 

Read more at Metro News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.