The U.S. Secret Service is warning of cybercriminals using the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) “Informed Delivery” feature to commit various identity theft and credit card fraud schemes.

The features sends a scanned image of incoming mail to the recipients email address before it arrives later that day.

An internal alert obtained by KrebsOnSecurity and sent by the Secret Service on Nov. 6 to its law enforcement partners nationwide referenced a recent Michigan case in which seven were arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards from resident mailboxes after signing victims up for the service.

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