Thieves are using 'informed delivery' to spy on mail and commit fraud
Welp, another day and another way for thieves to violate your privacy and commit credit card fraud.
Scammers have figured out how to view your mail before it even arrives at your house, and have used this advantage to open credit card accounts in victims' names and then time the theft of new cards from mailboxes pretty much the moment they arrive. And the tool giving crooks this edge comes courtesy of the United States Postal Service.
So notes Krebs on Security, which reports on a Secret Service notification sent to law enforcement on Nov. 6. At issue is something called Informed Delivery, which gives those who sign up the ability "to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mailpieces and track packages in one convenient location." Read more...More about Fraud, Usps, Tech, and Cybersecurity