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Muskieguy

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Muskieguy

Just received a call from the Lakeville Police Department that they have arrested a 16yo kid on Mail Theft..in possession he had bills that I had put in the mailbox at my house. The investigator said to never, never, never put outgoing mail in your home mail box. People steal it, wash the checks, and them write them out for cash. Either that or they steal the information off them, drivers license number, social security number etc...

Just a friendly reminder....
Now instead of fishing I get to go to the bank and close my account and reopen a new account, then change all my direct deposit, automatic bill pay, order new checks, etc.....

Muskieguy.....

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mnrstrider

dang muskie guy that really sucks....

what part of lakeville are you in anyways? I'm in valley park

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MIDNIGHT777

Muskieguy, Good information to get out to everyone! I am a Police Officer and see this kind of thing quite often. It is one of the newest and hottest crimes out there which can also result in identity theft. Identity theft can be a real hassel to deal with. Another thing I would like to add is for everyone to SHREAD or tear up any and all account/credit card statements, ect. Some of these people love to dumpster dive and find anything they can with your personal information on it to use for a variety of reasons.

Matt

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fish-n-geek

I have almost entirely stopped using checks. All my bank statements and credit card statements are electronic, all my bills are paid online, etc. Really nice features from the bank, and I love the lack of paper piled up all over. Now if I could just get the rest of my utilities to send me electronic bills...

Anyway. Hope everything gets straightened out for you.

-r-

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Muskieguy

According to the cop, this kid was looking for cash only...needed drug money, but Midnight is right, some steal your information from the checks.

Mnrstrider, I live over by Crystal Lake golf course, I drive through Valley Park to drop off my baby girl at daycare..

Muskieguy.....

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Am I alone here? I've heard the same warnings about mail fraud and I very rarely leave any outgoing mail in my box. But when I go to try and put my mail in a mailbox it seems nearly impossible to find one anymore. You are almost forced to drive to the nearest post office. When I was a kid it seemed like there was a box on every corner. Maybe that was overkill, but this is just as bad the other way. I had this problem when I used to live in Brooklyn Center and the same problem here in Coon Rapids.

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HawgTide

This happened to me once. Another precaution you can take since this happened, is call the major credit bureau's (Equifax, TRW, etc.) They can put a fraud alert under your name, so if any new credit request are made, they will have to call you and verify that you are the one making the request before it is approved.

Good luck.

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