Protect Your Identity by Preventing Mail Theft
One of the most common crimes in Saratoga is identity theft, which is when a criminal takes personal information to open new accounts, make purchases, or perform other types of fraud. Many identity theft criminals use stolen mail to gather this personal information. Prevent mail theft by installing a locking mailbox, picking up your mail as soon as it is delivered, and using local post office collection boxes to send mail. Take advantage of free services through the U.S. Postal Service, including placing a hold on mail delivery when you are out of town and subscribing to Informed Delivery to digitally preview letter-sized mail and manage packages scheduled to arrive soon.