Butte County Sheriff's Office warns about mail theft

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is warning people to take precautions with their mail during tax season.

Posted: Feb 4, 2021 4:45 PM
Updated: Feb 4, 2021 6:51 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Sheriff's Office is warning people to take precautions with their mail during tax season.

The Sheriff's Office said since November of 2020 they have had 29 cases of mail theft. 

They suggest people beware of online phishing scams, monitor their credit card bank statements regularly, and never send personal information over public WIFI. 

"I am not too worried, we have a pretty safe area we live in on a cul-de-sac and we do direct deposit for our income refunds, so I am not too worried there," said Luke Pyle, a Chico resident. I know it can be an issue for some people, but we feel pretty safe." 

The Sheriff's Office said people should get their mail daily and should shred tax documents or important information. 

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