said by Snowy: said by Whip:
I'm actually thinking it may be someone that knows whoever's house it was left at because there have been no other reports. Why would it have been left at THAT house?
I've had this in the back of my mind...
I'd think it it's more likely to be not nefarious activity at all, just an unfortunate string of miscommunications than a scenario where the ID thief had a special interest or knowledge about the intended victim.
BofA does indeed leave envelopes with a note to call on front doors, fences etc... in certain situations.
When (if) the client calls them BofA does have a verification process that must be successfully completed prior to them discussing whatever matter needs discussing.
An imaginative or really high strung customer could mistake the verification questions as phishing questions.
e.g., BofA: What's the last 4 digits of your SSN?
Customer to Police Officer: They wanted to get my SSN! I refused to tell them, then called you!
Police Official to BofA: Do you ask for the clients SSN?
No, we only verify the last 4 digits