How to protect your paper post (US only)

Recommended steps to take to protect yourself online vary by country or region. The guidance in this article is for the United States only.

If someone has stolen your United States postal address info, they can use it to intercept your post.

To protect yourself, you can:

Sign up for Informed Delivery

The US Postal Service (USPS) can email you preview images of your post before it arrives. You can sign up for Informed Delivery in USPS at

If you suspect that someone has stolen your post, you can report an incident when you call the USPS hotline on 877-876-2455 or when you visit their website

Opt in to paperless delivery

You can have companies send you important documents through email instead of regular post. Paperless delivery includes your bank statements and bills.

To find out if a company offers paperless delivery, search for the option after you sign in to your account.

Protect your credit

Someone can use your address, name, Social Security Number and date of birth to take out credit in your name. To prevent this issue, learn how to protect your credit.

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