TOMS RIVER – If you haven’t received mail for a few days, you might be a victim of identity theft, police warn.
Toms River Police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating complaints of fraudulent mail holds on addresses in Toms River and nearby municipalities.
This could mean that a resident’s identity has been stolen and used to apply for credit cards in the resident’s name.
Residents are being asked to monitor the receipt of their mail, and if they don’t get it over the course of a few days, they should immediately call 800-ASK-USPS. You can also file a complaint with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at uspis.gov/report or calling 877-876-2455.
If you learn that you are a victim of identity theft, police are encouraging you to report it to them at 732-349-0150.