Q: I received letter from postal inspection service that I have been identified as a possible victim of alleged mail theft
Recently I received a letter from postal inspection service that I have been identified as a possible victim of alleged mail theft.
A few months ago somebody broke into my bank account made 2 fradulent transactions. I had to close a bank account and open a new bank account . Also a few months ago my check I was mailing was lost in mail and I had to pay from a new bank account.
Should I sign up for Victim Notification System which is mentioned in US postal Inspection Service.
Also I received Identity and Mail Theft Victim Affidavit in the same letter (The header is from police department.) The letter mentions the defendants names and asks me to provide my personal data and asks if I suffered financial losses ( I didn’t ) and if I know the defendants (I don’t).Can you please advise if should fill out the affidavit. I ‘m worried about the revenge from the possible criminals, not sure what they know about me ,I worry they could come to my house, attack me. How to deal with this?
A: I wouldn't worry about revenge, but I would be hesitant to fill out the affidavit insofar as personal data is requested. You indicate it is supposedly from a police department; I would contact the police department independently (not using the contact information you received in the mail) and determine if it was indeed the police department which sent you the affidavit.
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A: I agree with the first attorney's answer. Deal directly with the police. In addition, go directly to your post office and speak to the Postmaster. They can verify any claims. Also, if your mail is being stolen you may need to invest in a locked mailbox or register for a small post office box at your local post office. Never put confidential information in a document and give it to an unknown person. Provide needed information directly to police or postal employees in person at an established place of business.
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