Delivering protection to every address in America.
The Postal Inspection Service is standing guard and ready to help.
Be ready. Be aware. Tips
Avoid common scams with these tips.
Do you pick up your mail every day?
Never leave mail in your mailbox overnight, especially if you’re expecting checks or credit cards.Mail & Package Theft
Were you asked to send money?
Legitimate lotteries will never ask you to send money in order to claim a prize. If it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.Mail Fraud
Do you respond to spam or unsolicited emails?
Unwanted emails—or emails from unknown senders—could be an attempt to “phish” for your private information and steal your identity.Cybercrime
Can you identify a suspicious package?
Excessive postage and an unknown return address are signs of potentially suspicious mail.Suspicious Mail
Do you feel pressured to "act now"?
High-pressure phrases like “This opportunity won’t last!” and “Contact us or face legal action.” are a hallmark of scammers.Mail Fraud
How we do it
Identifying patterns in an unpredictable world.Explore our process
Operation protect veterans
They protected us. Now it’s our turn.Learn more
Report a crime
Are you a victim or have you witnessed a mail-related crime? Alert Postal Inspectors to the problem and prevent others from being victimized.Report Now