Burglars and identity thieves can be quite sophisticated. They watch for subtle cues, like a mailbox that has mail in it for several days, or a driveway that isn't shoveled in the winter, which may indicate you're not home.
To protect yourself from mail fraud:
Pause your mail through the U.S. Postal Service or have someone pick it up each day. If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time, you can arrange for a family member to visit the Post Office once a week to pick up your mail and watch for important letters or bills that need to be paid.
Switch to E-Statements and online billing. Whether camping up north for the weekend or spending three week's vacation in a foreign country, put your mind at ease knowing that your banking information is safe. You will have access to all the same information as paper statements, and the service is FREE.