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.