Thieves steal mail and homeowner's identity - CBS46 News

Thieves steal mail and homeowner's identity

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ROSWELL, GA (CBS46) -

The Roswell Police Department said thieves stole mail from some homeowners in the Saddle Creek subdivision and used it to steal their identity.

"No, nothing really shocks me," said David Doughty, a homeowner.

Doughty did not have his identity stolen, but he is checking his personal information periodically.

"It is a shame that people could be combing through my mailbox and getting my stuff out," said Doughty.

Police said the thieves stole the mail between June 1 and June 15.

Officers said thieves will often call homeowners and use their personal information to engage in a conversation.

Investigators said homeowners should never give money or personal information over the phone. If you are unsure about the caller, they said, hang up and use a telephone number you have verified to call the company back.

Here are tips for neighborhoods experiencing problems with stolen mail:

  • Purchase a lockable mailbox with a slot accessible to your postal carrier.
  • Request cluster mailboxes for you and your neighbors.

Here are tips for mail fraud victims:

  • Monitor your personal accounts for signs of fraud.
  • Never give money or personal information over phone.
  • If you're unsure about the caller, hang up.

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