When charities, Government agencies and professionals are increasingly sending out online or cold call warnings we need to take a closer look at our front doors and porches. Mystery post boxes are being put up in parts of Manchester to dupe postmen into mis-posting your letters. I will be taking a closer look at my house this evening.
As conmen devise ever more sophisticated online scams, a rather more basic technique is being employed in a suburb of Manchester: fake letterboxes have been fixed to people’s homes in an attempt to steal their bank details and identities.Police are investigating claims that fraudsters are intercepting letters from banks and building societies as well as other sensitive mail. In some cases the postboxes had house numbers painted on or a note was attached to the box telling postal workers to put mail into it.