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Letter carrier shares tips to prevent mail theft

Joy Wang
November 21, 2017 07:04 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- After a recent story about mail thefts in the metro, a city carrier offered more solutions.

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She said some homes have mail chimes and costs vary from about $20 to close to a hundred.

It works like a doorbell. Instead of letting residents know someone's at the door, it makes a noise every time your mailbox opens. That way once your mail is delivered, you can immediately go outside to pick it up.

But this only works if there's someone home. There's also a free tool that many homes can sign up for online through the U.S. Postal Service website called informed delivery.

With the service, you can manage your packages that are scheduled to arrive.

But what's also helpful is before you even get your mail that day, you can get a digital photo of what letter mail to expect. That way when you get home you'll know if there's anything missing.

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Joy Wang

Copyright 2017 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

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