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Why Some Netflix Movies Get "Lost"

Did you ever think that those pretty red Netflix envelopes would be a tempting thing for a less-than-ethical postal employee to steal? Seriously, they're easy to spot. They've got a DVD in them. And since it's a rental service, the real customer would just report the disc as never arriving and Netflix would send a replacement. Basically, it could be a pretty easy insurance scam.

It seems that a couple of postal employees got caught doing just that:
Two postal workers suspected of stealing Netflix DVDs

LYONS, Colo. - The Denver office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has apparently cracked a theft case involving hundreds of DVDs being stolen from the U.S. Mail.

During a two-month period last year, hundreds of DVDs intended for Netflix customers in Lyons, Colorado never arrived at their destinations. Investigators say the problem stopped after postal inspectors caught two postal workers red handed.

Read the full article....
Thanks to eagle243 for the link.


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Jan. 6th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
I have more concern about putting them out in the mailbox to send back. I live in an apartment complex and my outgoing mail gets clipped to the front of my mailbox for my carrier to pick up. I usually try to not leave my Netflix dvds out there on the weekend when I know there won't be pickup the next day. I suppose I could just take the thing to the post office...
Jan. 6th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
I generally send all outgoing mail via the blue mailbox near my office due the same concerns.
Jan. 6th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
I drive by a couple of different post offices on my way to work or church, so I always run my outgoing mail directly to them.

Amazing one should have to worry about this, but, hey.

If...what's the name, GameFly?... gets bigger, that'll be a REALLY attractive target.
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