Recently my wife and I learned that we were victims of a “mail stop” scam.
According to the postal manager at the Woodland Hills Post Office, our branch, this scam is growing more prevalent in Calabasas and the West Valley.
As it was explained to us, the premise is quite simple. Mail thieves simply email in a request for a mail hold for an address they wish to steal the mail from.
On the day the held mail is scheduled to be delivered, the thieves simply swing by the address and retrieve the mail...