Boy, do I hate to bring this up. And no, I am *not* going to tell you
which street I live north or south of, because this sort of thing
But. We weren't home during the big artwalk, and when we came home,
our little metal mailbox (which attaches to the house) had an open
flap, and was empty. We almost *always* get some sort of crap fliers
or junk mail, especially since we are receiving mail for two elderly
parents as well as our own. So....it seems likely that if something had
been delivered that day, that it had been intercepted by someone else.
Since then, I have been *very* careful to close the top flap whenever I
remove mail. Yesterday, I was home for the mail delivery....but later that
evening, I saw that one of the two top flaps had been opened. Not by the
postman, who had already been there. Not by me. So I can only conclude
that someone had opened it to peek and see if there was anything worth
This is creepy. And eventually, worse than creepy, if we start losing
I had a nice chat with Sip & Ship this afternoon, to find out what
getting a private mailbox entails. But since we are dealing with
mail for two others as well as my husband and I, this would be a
I remember a thread a year or so ago, when people were having
packages stolen off their porches - one or two people had mounted
small video cameras and one even filmed someone in the act. So...
what sort of inexpensive but effective "spycam" do you folks
recommend, if we want to go that route?