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Massachusetts police department warns public to not use outdoor blue Post Office bins



A Massachusetts police department is telling the public to not use outdoor post office bins.

The Needham Police Department responded to a mailbox phishing incident at the Post Office boxes on Great Plain Ave early Monday morning. The suspects were actively engaging in stealing mail, specifically looking for checks to “wash”. The suspects were gone on arrival, but mail was left scattered outside of the mailbox.

Police in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania reported earlier this year that they have seen an increase in mailbox fishing.

PD asked that anyone who has placed their mail into those specific boxes to check to see if your payments have made it to their intended destination. If they have not or you think they may be delayed, place a STOP PAYMENT on your account AND close your account immediately. Monitor your financial accounts going forward if you did use these boxes.

NPD askes residents to not use the outdoor blue Post Office bins and bring your outgoing mail directly into the Post Office during office hours.

If you believe you may be a victim of fraudulent activity, please call your financial institution ASAP as well as the Needham Police Department.

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