The San Francisco Chronicle has a unbelievable story about a woman who literally chased down and caught a perpetrator who had stolen her identity. By breaking into the victim’s mailbox the thief managed to capture social security numbers and debit and credit cards in the victim’s name. With this information she was able to forge driver licenses that enabled her to continually open new accounts. When the victim recognized the perpetrator in a Starbucks one morning the chase was on.
Check out the article. It’s a reminder to ask your bank to stop sending secure information through the mail.