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Yonkers police stated they’ve acquired reviews of mailbox fishing from neighboring communities and have offered recommendations on learn how to shield towards it.

Mailbox fishing is when somebody makes use of a sticky substance or adhesive on a result in pull mail out of a mailbox. 

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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. 


  • Consider transferring money via other methods

  • Drop mail containing checks directly at the Post Office or hand it directly to your mail carrier

  • If you use a mailbox, deposit the mail as close to the scheduled pick-up time as possible

  • When writing a check, use a pen with pigmented ink that cannot be erased

  • If you see any suspicious activity around mailboxes, call the police

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