Follow and share these tips to help protect yourself and others against mail and package theft.
- Promptly pickup mail - Try not to leave letters and packages in your mailbox or at your door for any length of time.
- Deposit mail close to pickup time - Deposit outgoing mail into USPS® Blue Collection Boxes before the last collection or inside your local Post Office™.
- Inquire about overdue mail - If you do not receive a check, credit card, or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the sender as soon as possible and inquire about it.
- Don't send cash - Be careful about what you send. Don’t risk sending cash in the mail.
- Arrange for prompt pickup - If you cannot be home to receive a package, make another arrangement or use the USPS Hold Mail Service.
- Use Hold for Pickup - When shipping packages, use the Hold for PickUp option, and the recipients can collect the package at their local Post Office™.
- Request signature confirmation - When mailing something important, consider requesting Signature Confirmation™ for the intended recipient.
- File a change of address - If you move, make sure you file a change of address with the Postal Service and let your financial institutions know as well.
Report mailbox vandalism at https://ehome.uspis.gov/mailtheft/vandalize.aspx