BMI Federal Credit Union
Protect Your Mail During Holiday Season
How To Protect Your Mail And Why
Be Cautious Sending Mail During The Holidays
It's the most wonderful time of the year! We want to make sure all of your holiday cards, gifts, and letters to Santa get to the right people, which is why why we're reminding you to be extra cautious of the times you put mail into the blue U.S Postal Service (USPS) collection mailboxes to avoid possible theft.
According to U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), you should not drop mail in the blue public mailboxes on Sundays, holidays, or after hours due to criminals targeting them the most during those times. If you're going to deposit mail in the blue collection boxes, please try and do so before the final pickup of the same day of deposit so your mail is not sitting outside overnight or through the weekend. If you'd like to avoid the blue collection mailboxes altogether, you can also use retail service or inside wall drop slots to send your mail.
We encourage you to follow mail theft prevention tops offered by the USPIS to ensure that your letters and gifts will be mailed safely. If in any case you notice suspicious activity, mail, or identity theft, fraud, and tampered mailboxes that have glue, tape, or a sticky substance attached, please report it to the USPIS. The USPIS can be contacted by phone at 877.876.2455.