Dozens of families hit by ID theft ring that targeted their mail with informed delivery
More than 35 people — most living in the same Miramar neighborhood — recently discovered they were victims of identity theft and police are looking for at least three men they believe are running an ID theft ring.
It came to light when some residents of the Monarch Lakes community received messages from Capital One or Citibank to verify requests for new credit cards that the residents never made, said police spokeswoman Tania Rues.
“It’s not the same for every single case but a lot of them have similarities,” she said.
The identity thieves appeared to sign up for the U.S. Postal Services’ free Informed Delivery program, online, to track what mail was going to which home daily so they could steal credit card bills, solicitations, and other mail with personal information, investigators said.