Recently we were passed a tip by an alert member. She saw some people going through the junk mail trash bin at the post office. They could of been looking for a piece of mail they inadvertently threw out or trying to get some names and addresses.
It makes sense to be mindful of what you are throwing out into the trash... if it just says "resident" or "occupant" then there probably is not much to worry about. But, if you are throwing out those credit card solicitations, or other mail with you name and address on it, you may want to take those home and shred them. Sounds like a hassle, but you never know what someone could pick up.
We will be letting the Postmaster know of the activity to see if they can do anything.