Cybercrime

Cybercrimes are crimes committed through the Internet or using computer devices. These crimes almost always intersect with the postal system. That’s why the Postal Inspection Service is committed to protecting the public from criminals who steal digital information for financial gain, revenge, or even political advantage.

Protect Yourself

Follow and share these tips to protect yourself and others against cybercrime.

  • Update antivirus software

    Keep your antivirus software on your computer updated.

  • Use a secure password

    Choose a secure password and don’t use the same password for multiple sites.

  • Check website security

    Look for the lock symbol on your Internet browser to ensure any website using your financial information is encrypted.

  • Don't share information

    Don’t share personal information with anyone—unless you initiated the contact and know who you are dealing with.

Many cybercrimes eventually intersect with the postal system.

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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.

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