Tuesday 25 April 2017 12.59pm
Just to add, this happened to me too, in 2015, on Mill Street
. The mailboxes were located outside at that time (now thankfully moved into the courtyard).
A total of four things: 1 credit card (which I hadn't been expecting) was intercepted and used months later. Bank called me immediately though.
Another card from my other bank (which I also hadn't ordered) was taken and immediately used in a spree around SE London, over three days! They went to Travelexes withdrawing Euros as I guess they could get more that way. The bank dropped the ball by not contacting me, but did refund me.
In later months I got a charge from the DVLA for not paying for my new Driver's Licence (apparently they just need your name, address and DOB!) Also when I went to renew my EHIC card I was told that I'd already done it some months prior!
So a long-existing scam, and no amount of online security can keep you safe from someone physically taking your mail!
I then used the Royal Mail pick up service for a year so it couldn't get taken. I do not recommend this though - they were appalling in a number of ways - usually they couldn't find any (after queuing for 15 mins), often mail would just get lost, and in one case was given to me three months late!