Security: It Comes With the Stamp®
The Postal Inspection Service is standing guard and ready to help.
Be ready. Be aware. Tips
Avoid common scams with these tips.
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
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
Is your Social Security card in your wallet?
It’s dangerous to carry your Social Security card. A lost wallet could mean a lost identity.Identity Theft
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
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