Your article concerning check stealing made me think that you might also like to publicize the fact that mail theft from mailboxes is a problem now.
I never thought about the fact that my mail sat in my mail box all day while I was at work until recently someone stole my mail. Items such as bank statements, credit card bills, checks and even credit card application forms are sought.
The post office says that once the mail has been delivered it is no longer a post office affair; it becomes a matter for the police. The police were courteous and filed a report but they really weren't interested.
However, the fraud department for my credit card pursued the matter. In any case, people should be aware and assess how vulnerable their mailbox is to mail theft. They should take steps to assure that their mail is not stolen.
Identity theft is a big problem and it is surprising how much information comes through the mail.