A worrying trend has emerged in recent days, with mail being stolen from letterboxes in the Shoalhaven.
The thieves have targeted both residential and rural areas.
Police from the Shoalhaven Local Area Command believe that the motivation behind the thefts is to obtain financial details or cash cards for fraudulent use.
Police are advising people to collect their mail as soon as possible and not to leave it in the letterbox overnight.
“It is likely a victim of this type of offence may be unaware their mail has been stolen, therefore it is imperative that residents if receiving a phone call in relation to bank details that they do not provide any personal details to any person over the phone, particularly your pin number,” Police said in a media statement.
If you suspect that your bank account has been compromised contact you financial institute and Police immediately.
Anyone who is the victim of this type stealing should immediately report the matter to Police or the Police Assistance Line (PAL) 131444. Any information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
In June 2014, a similar string of incidents occurred in the Dolphin Point area. Ebony Millard and her son Toby both had birthday cards opened and the gifts inside them stolen.
Other residents also reported mail being tampered with or stolen.
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