Being the victim of any crime can be devastating. Here are some tips should you be the victim of mail theft.
Contact the Police Department and have a report generated.
This will allow the police department to be aware of the incident and possibly determine who the suspect is so that they can be prosecuted.
Report the theft to the United State Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).
The United States Postal Inspection Service and the Corpus Christi Police Department work closely with one another. In some cases, the USPIS will take over the case so that the suspect can be prosecuted federally.
Be sure to monitor your account for any suspicious activity.
In most cases the reason that offenders steal mail is to get you identity and financial information. Be sure to contact your financial institution and see what options they provide to secure your accounts.
Contact a credit bureau.
Contact one of the following credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax or TransUnion and have them place a temporary fraud alert on your information. Usually this is only good for 90 day and it will require the credit bureaus to contact you directly to verify your identity when anyone inquires about your credit.
Corpus Christi Police Department
United States Postal Inspection Service Report
Equifax Credit Freeze
TransUnion Credit Freeze