One neighbor, Beth, got quite the surprise when she found an unusual package in her mailbox on a recent afternoon. Her mailbox was stuffed full of opened mail – it was her neighbors’ outgoing mail with their envelopes ripped open and checks stolen right out of them.
Beth immediately posted on Nextdoor to warn her neighbors, inspiring a discussion on purchasing lock boxes for the community, and other ways the neighborhood can stay vigilant and keep their mail – and their money – safe from thieves.
Beth’s post hit a nerve with her neighbor, Stan, whose mail had recently been stolen. “They laundered the check before noon that day,” he said. “I worry when I put my red flag up – that’s kind of a notice that I’m sending something out. Things have changed.”
Thanks to the neighborhood’s use of Nextdoor, things can start changing – for the better.
As reported by CBS Dallas.
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