Checks Stolen from USPS Mail Collection Boxes

December 16, 2022

blue mail collection boxThe USPS blue mailboxes on streets and outside post office buildings that accommodate sending mail during non-business hours for the USPS are not secure.  Mail is stolen from these mailboxes and the checks enclosed are being altered, and fraudsters attempt to steal money from the victim’s bank account.  This kind of crime has been happening in other parts of the country and is now happening in Vermont, recently in towns in Addison County. The Vermont Bankers Association has alerted local news outlets – please see articles below from the Addison Independent, WCAX and WPTZ.

Addison Independent: Police warn of thefts of checks from Postal Service mailboxes in Addison County

WCAX: Missing from the mailbox: Check fraud cases on the rise

WPTZ: Police, Vermont banks warn of increased check fraud scams