Chelsea police warn of mailbox check fraud

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CHELSEA — In light of recent fraudulent check activities in Chelsea, the local police department has issued a fraud alert to the community.

The alert, released today, warns residents of potential compromise to several mailboxes, particularly those near the Broadway Post Office and City Hall.

According to the Chelsea Police Department, there have been reports of checks being stolen from these mailboxes and subsequently tampered with.

This criminal activity has raised concerns among local residents and authorities alike, prompting a thorough investigation by law enforcement.

Residents are advised to avoid using mailboxes for check deposits during this time. Instead, the police department recommends going directly to the Post Office counter or opting for online payment submissions as safer alternatives.

This precautionary measure aims to minimize the risk of further incidents while the investigation is underway.

The Chelsea Police Department urges anyone who suspects they might be a victim of this check scam to take immediate action.

Affected individuals should contact the Postal Inspectors at 1-877-876-2455 to file a report.

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