Summary: Tom Kraeutler from The Money Pit demos the Mail Boss mailbox . Mail theft is a leading cause of identity theft, and it peaks during the holiday season as more checks, gift cards and sensitive documents add to mail volume. Guard your mail and your identity now and through seasons to come with a secure locking mailbox from Mail Boss .
TOM: Hey, it's home improvement expert Tom Kraeutler from The Money Pit with a tip to help you avoid identity theft. The leading cause of identity theft is actually mail theft. This is particularly prevalent during the holiday season. With so many checks and gift cards, and sensitive documents loading up your mailbox, the pickings are particularly good for crooks that want to take advantage of your good credit. One easy solution for year-round protection is to guard your mail and yourself with a secure locking mailbox from Mail Boss . With Mail Boss mailboxes, the postal carrier delivers the mail through a slot, right at the top. Just like this. And then you use your unique keys to open the box and retrieve your mail. Now, it's a fishing-proof design since you can't reach into the slot, and the heavy gauge, galvanized, powder-coated steel is even baseball bat-proof to resist vandalism. Mail Boss locking mailboxes  are available in wall-mounted and curbside models, and they feature a patented anti-pry latch locking mechanism, and a 12 wafer disc lock that can't be easily pried open or even picked. Mail Boss locking mailboxes install quickly and easily with either a wall bracket or a fast track mounting plate for columns and for posts. To find a retailer near you or to learn more, shop the Mail Boss online store at MailBoss.com .