It’s tax season, so police departments around the country often see a spike in mail thefts. Identity thieves will be looking for W-2s and other tax forms being delivered to homes.
W-2s include names, addresses, and Social Security numbers. That’s all the information needed for someone to steal a person’s identity, open up credit cards in their name, and tap into their bank and other personal accounts.
Consumers can take actions to reduce the chances of mail being stolen.