11 Steps to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft: Step 6

Step 6: Protect your mail.

Your mail can hold a lot of information about you, enough even to steal your identity.  IRA and Retirement & bank and credit card statements all have personal information inthem that is very valuable to thieves.  Protect yourself by collect your mail promptly, and use a post office collection box for outgoing bills. Whenever you go on vacation, ask the post office to hold your mail or get a post office box.

Source: MD Producer