What to Do If You Suspect Mail Theft?

If you have witnessed or suspect you have been victim to mail fraud, mail theft, scam emails/texts, identity theft, cybercrime, suspicious mail or purchased counterfeit stamps, be sure to report it to federal inspectors. 
   
Visit the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) website   to file a report online at www.uspis.gov/report.
   
If you do not receive a check, credit card, or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the sender a.s.a.p. and inquire about it. To report suspected mail theft call (877) 876-2455.
   
Have you received unsolicited mobile text messages with an unfamiliar or strange web link that indicates a USPS delivery requires a response from you? If you never signed up for a USPS tracking request for a specific package, then don’t click the link! Forward it to spam@uspis.gov, then delete the email. (source www.uspis.gov)

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Follow and share these tips to help protect yourself and others against mail and package theft.

  1. Promptly pickup mail Try not to leave letters and packages in your mailbox or at your door for any length of time.
  2. Inquire about overdue mail If you do not receive a check, credit card, or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the sender as soon as possible and inquire about it.
  3. Don't send cash Be careful about what you send. Don’t risk sending cash in the mail.
  4. Arrange for prompt pickup If you cannot be home to receive a package, make another arrangement or use the USPS Hold Mail Service.
  5. Use Hold for Pickup When shipping packages, use the Hold for PickUp option, and the recipients can collect the package at their local Post Office™.
  6. Request signature confirmation When mailing something important, consider requesting Signature Confirmation™ for the intended recipient.
  7. File a change of address If you move, make sure you file a change of address with the Postal Service and let your financial institutions know as well.