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What's in your mailbox?

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Raising the red flag on your mailbox could lead criminals to your personal information.   Several people in Lowndes County recently reported bills stolen out of their mail boxes.

Sheriff's investigators say the crooks wash the checks, erasing everything but the signature, and then cash them at local banks. One Valdosta bank says online banking is safer than writing checks. 

"It's a very good way of you not ever actually having to write a check," said Jeremy Ragan, Bank of Valdosta VP. "The bank writes the check for you and mails it out for you so you don't have to worry about checks being stolen or taken."

If you do prefer snail mailing bills, it's recommended to drop them off in postal drop boxes. Bank of Valdosta also says when ordering or reordering checks, have them sent to your bank rather than your home.


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