Mill Valley residents are currently experiencing repeated mail thefts throughout their neighborhoods. Thieves are looking for credit card numbers, gift cards, checks, bank account statements- anything regarding personal identity and financial gain. Mail theft poses a great threat because it is serves as one of the main means for identity theft. The Mill Valley Police Department would like to encourage residents to be vigilant about reporting any suspicious activity to law enforcement and would like to remind community members how to better protect themselves against mail theft (see below).
Protect Yourself Against Mail Theft
If You Have Been a Victim
The Mill Valley Police Department is collaborating closely with the Mill Valley Post Office to combat this problem. Effective solutions will require input form the entire community. You know your neighborhood best and know if something looks suspicious. If you see something, say something! The Mill Valley Police Department relies on your knowledge. Please report any suspicious activity as soon as possible so that law enforcement can investigate the situation promptly. If you notice trends regarding when mail theft occurs in your area, like time of day or day of the week, let the Police Department know. Through our combined efforts and mutual support, we can create successful resolutions to this problem.
Learn more about identity theft here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft
Learn more about mail theft or report an incident to the Postal Service here: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/MailFraud/fraudschemes/mailtheft/MailTheft.aspx