New Mexico police have broken up an identity theft ring. What is interesting is where they were able to get the information. Three sources used were stolen purses, stolen records from the DMV and from stolen mail. Apparently the group had a postmaster key that allowed them to access any mailbox. [full story]
When mailing information there is not substitute for going to the post office. Better yet, move to electronic statements and bill paying. The security is better, the fraud is found faster, and you save a tree or two.