Call the U.S. Postal Service at 1-800-275-8777 to request vacation hold.
Rent a post office box to receive financial mail. Never have boxes of checks mailed to your street address. Thieves often steal new boxes of checks after postal delivery and before residents return home. Have checks deposited directly when possible.
Never place outgoing mail in an unsecured box. The red flag is a sure signal to thieves that there is valuable information contained inside.