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United States Postal Service announces new security measures to address increase in mail theft

CBS Texas

DALLAS ( – Stolen mail, check fraud and attacks on letter carriers – the U.S. Postal Service has seen enough and that why it has announced new security measures to hopefully address an increase in all three of those crimes. 

CBS News Texas has been exposing mail security lapses for months and shows us what changes are coming to better secure your mail. 

The U.S. Postal Service says it had around 38,000 reports of mail theft from collection boxes across the country last year. 

Through only the first five months of this year, there have already been 25,000 reports of stolen mail. 

"During the last three years or so, we are seeing a dramatic increase in the volume of stolen mail," said Dr. David Maimon, with Georgia State University Evidence Based Cyber Security.


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