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Mail fraud a growing problem in South Florida

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St. Lucie law enforcement officials warn residents to look out for mail poachers, WPTV reports.

Local officials urge residents to pay close attention when delivering outgoing mail such as cash and checks.

Experts from the FBI and the IRS urge civilians to follow these basic protocols:

  • Never send cash through the mail. 
  • Use a money-wiring service or banking app instead. 
  • Check daily mail every day.
  • Put a hold on all mail and newspaper deliveries when traveling out of town

To find more advice on how to protect outgoing and incoming mail, click here.