Columbus police warn residents about increase in mail theft

Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 10:54 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is warning residents to be careful with their mail.

Officers have seen increased checks stolen from the blue post office boxes, and suspects are using victims’ information to create fake checks with them.

The advice they are giving citizens is not to put checks in the mail for payment. Instead, officials suggest hand-delivering them or having payees come to you.

If possible, the best option is to consider going paperless.