USPS informed delivery program allows customers to see mail before it's delivered
The United States Postal Service is offering a free program to customers that could help cut down on mail theft and identity fraud.
USPS Informed Delivery is a free program that you can use on your smartphone or home computer.
The postal service promises to electronically send customers the front copy of letter-sized mail. The digital previews are electronically sent the same day the mail is supposed to be delivered.
If your mail doesn't show up and you suspect you're a victim of mail theft, you have images to give police if you decide to file a report.
"I think if I knew what the package was going to look like, I could either come home and check that day, or have my neighbors look out for it," said Garrett Wimer, who lives in the Short North.
The program has a variety of features including the ability to track a package or give the mail carrier specific instructions on where you want your package to be dropped off at.
You can signup for the program on the USPS website. Your identity and address must be verified in order to use the program.
USPS says the program is secure and customers who are signed up for the program can only received digital copies of the front of letter-sized mail. Anything that is inside the letter will not be copied.