What is Mail Fraud?

Where Can I Find Information on Mail Fraud Schemes?

What Should I Do if I am the Victim of Mail Fraud?

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What is Mail Fraud?

It’s a scheme to get money or something of value from you by offering a product, service, or investment opportunity that does not live up to its claims. Prosecutors must prove the claims were intentionally misrepresented and that the mail was used to carry out the scheme.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service website provides alerts and information to the public on the most commonly reported Mail Fraud schemes: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/MailFraud/fraudschemes/FraudSchemes.aspx

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Where Can I Find More Information on Mail Fraud Schemes?

For a comprehensive listing and description of various fraud schemes please refer to a Guide to Preventing Mail Fraudhttps://about.usps.com/publications/pub300a.pdf.

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What Should I Do if I am the Victim of Mail Fraud?

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has a fraud complaint webpage on its website. To file a complaint online, fill out and submit the Mail Fraud Complaint Form online.

You may also call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service hotline at 1-800-372-8347 to file a complaint about suspected mail fraud.

See related information on Mail Theft, Credit Card Fraud, and Identity Theft.

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