Yonkers police said they’ve received reports of mailbox fishing from neighboring communities and have provided tips about how to protect against it. Mailbox fishing is when someone uses a sticky substance or adhesive on a lead to pull mail out of a mailbox.
The postal service is in the process of upgrading door style mailboxes in Yonkers to the drop-slot variety, police said. “As the holidays approach and mailings increase, please see the following tips to keep your money and checks safe when using a mailbox,” Yonkers police said in a statement.
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