Robert A. Uhl

Identity thieves abusing U.S. mail

Brian Krebs reports that the Secret Service has alerted law enforcement that the U.S. Postal Service’s Informed Delivery is being abused by so-called ‘identity thieves.’ From the first time I read about it, it sounded like a neat idea, but rife with problems. Glad that I held off jumping on the bandwagon.

Also of note, ‘identity theft’ is a really bad name for the problem: people aren’t stealing identities so much as financial institutions are performing insufficient identity verification. But that’s a topic for another post.