The Alberta RCMP remind residents to check their mailboxes to prevent theft

News release

The newly operating Call Back Unit in the RCMP K Division headquarters building is reporting that several calls have been received in relation to rural mailboxes which have been the target of thefts. While there is no one community that these thefts are associated with – citizens across the province are being reminded to check on their mailboxes daily.

RCMP urge citizens in the province to take steps every day to protect themselves from mailbox theft, and ultimately, identity theft:

. Check your mailbox daily and remove the accumulated mail.

. If you are expecting a parcel – consider having that parcel sent either registered mail, or to a business address where someone can accept the delivery.

. Consider picking up your on-line purchases at the stores you ordered from. If your mailbox has been broken into, or tampered with, call your local RCMP Detachment and report the situation to Canada Post.


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