I got the mail this afternoon and when I looked in, I saw what looked to my bank statement. Odd thing was…there was no envelope, it was literally just the pages of my bank statement. and in the corner there was the postage mark. So….yeah….somebody mailed my bank statement with no envelope so any number of people at the post office were able to see what checks I wrote and to whom. So now I get to go into the bank monday morning and close out the account just to be safe. the lady at the 1-800 number was pretty stunned and at first said “Well, it must’ve been somebody from the post office who opened it” to which I replied “Yeah, I would’ve thought that too except it’s got postage on the first page of it.
UPDATE: I went to the bank this morning, got the same kind of response that I got from the 1-800 number. They were ready to let me walk out the door with just putting a flag on the account to check for signatures and id (which I didn’t ask but the thought crossed my mind…shouldn’t you be doing that already?) They asked if there was anything else I’d like to do like close the account and reopen a new one, to which I replied yes. They set me up with a new account, waived all the setup fees. I also turned off paper statements to avoid this happening in the future. They’ll be rushing me my new checks and debit card and hopefully I will have dodged this little identity scare bullet with only a little inconvenience.