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Postal inspectors protect consumers

Postal inspectors protect consumers

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Published by U.S. Postal Service, Postal Inspection Service in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fraud investigation -- United States.,
  • Deceptive advertising -- United States.,
  • Postal service -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States Postal Inspection Service.
    SeriesPublication -- 250., Publication (United States Postal Service) -- 250.
    ContributionsUnited States Postal Service. Postal Inspection Service.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[12] p. :
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15255719M

    Attorneys general are warning consumers to beware of scams and price gouging associated with the Coronavirus (COVID) pandemic. Unfortunately, crises like this often bring out scam artists hoping to take advantage of people’s fears and concerns. Attorneys general enforce consumer protection laws that prohibit scams. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is pleased to help launch the 11th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March NCPW – Nuts and Bolts: Tools for Today’s Economy. “The United States Postal Inspection Service has a long history of successfully investigating complex fraud cases,” stated San Francisco Division Inspector in Charge Nuñez. “Anyone or any organization engaging in deceptive practices, especially if they are attempting to exploit the COVID pandemic emergency, should know they will not.


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The United States Postal Inspection Service protects the U.S. Postal Service and enforces the law that ensure public safety within the nation's mail system. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Postal inspectors protect consumers.

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Postal Service, Postal Inspection Service, “Inspector Oldfield and The Black Hand Society” Postal inspectors protect consumers book part family history and part history of a terrorist crime group that was finally rounded up by a dedicated Post Office inspector.

It is a well-written and well-researched book that will interest students of crime and history."/5(56). CONSUMER AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT L street nw ste WASHINGTON DC e-mail: [email protected] Contact the U.S.

Postal Inspection Service if you think you've been victimized by a fraudulent offer. You can contact them at the following address, or check the government pages of your telephone book.

Inspectors educate postal workers. Ma at p.m. Inspector Taylor Fernandez, left, and Administrative Support Coordinator LaJuana Reeves provide information to Manual Clerk Charlotte Drake at the Atlanta Processing and Distribution Center last week.

The Postal Inspection Service helped USPS employees in Atlanta learn more about fraud prevention last week, part of the law enforcement agency’s ongoing consumer protection efforts. “The U.S. Postal Service is proud to work with a broad coalition of groups to share tips and information to protect consumers against fraud,” said Krista Finazzo, Consumer Advocate.

“As the most trusted government agency and fourth most trusted company in the nation, we understand the importance of protecting privacy and steering clear from fraud and scams.”.

Postal inspectors protect consumers / By United States Postal Service. Postal Inspection Service. Abstract "August "--P. Postal inspectors protect consumers book 4 of of access: Internet Topics: Fraud investigation. The sooner an investigation is undertaken, the sooner postal inspectors can prevent consumers from losing money to mail fraud swindlers.

If you have been victimized in a fraudulent promotion in which the mail was used, report your experience to your local postmaster or nearest Postal Inspector. The Postal Inspection Service investigates assaults and threats against employees, while the OIG investigates allegations of a hostile work environment and sexual harassment.

Either agency can pursue criminal charges or refer cases to the Postal Service for further action. The OIG Hotline receives information from Postal Service employees, customers, and the general public. It is an important avenue for reporting fraud, waste, and misconduct. We review the information received to identify systemic and criminal issues and potential areas for postal-wide reviews.

USPS® Promotes Awareness through National Consumer Protection Week. The Postal Service™ is partnering with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) to promote National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) MarchNCPW is a federal program that provides information and services to consumers in an effort to improve their ability to protect themselves and loved ones from.

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, postal inspectors and U.S. Attorneys from Western Missouri and Kansas are asking the public for help fighting sweepstakes ing to. National Consumers League’s Fraud Center U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Consumer Info Better Business Bureau Consumer Action Handbook Consumers' Checkbook Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Consumer Product Safety Commission Consumer Reports Consumer World Federal Trade Commission Federal Communications Commission Insurance Information.

Our Postal Inspectors investigate postal-related crimes, such as identity theft, mail bombs, postal robberies, and burglaries. And they protect against the use of the mail to launder drug money, defraud customers, traffic in illegal drugs, and exploit children.

Postal Inspectors work to protect postal customers from misuse of the mail. Inspectors place special emphasis on mail fraud scams related to sweepstakes, advance fees, boiler rooms, health care, insurance, investments, deceptive mailings and other consumer schemes, especially when they target older Americans or other susceptible groups.

The mission of the Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service® and its employees and customers by utilizing cutting-edge investigative methods. United States Postal Inspection Service. and prevent consumers from being victimized.

Learn More. Working closely and partnering with numerous outside consumer protection representatives (i.e. The Better Business Bureau, Postal Inspection Service, State Attorneys General, The National Consumers League) to ensure that sweepstakes protection, education and assistance are available and provided to all consumers.

WASHINGTON, DC – According to an AARP survey, veterans are twice as likely to fall victim to scammers as the population at large. As this Sunday marks the start of National Consumer Protection Week, the U.S.

Postal Inspection Service and its Operation Protect Veterans campaign want all veterans and their loved ones to be aware of the free resources and advice available here: www. Postal inspectors investigate criminal, civil, and administrative violations of postal laws and are responsible for protecting the revenue and assets of the Postal Service.

Inspectors are required to carry firearms, make arrests, testify in court, serve subpoenas, and write comprehensive reports. “The Postal Inspection Service’s primary objective in sponsoring the program is to raise awareness of consumer fraud” and provide tips to consumers on avoiding mail scams, the agency said in.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service Available through the federal law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Postal Service, this website houses resources to help protect you from a variety of crimes, including mail fraud and theft, identity theft, mailbox vandalism, fake check scams and more.

Consumer Reports (CR) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. Home Improvement Reference Center. United States Postal Inspection Service.

Consumer. The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service, its employees, infrastructure, and customers by enforcing the laws that defend the nation's mail system from illegal or dangerous use.

In fiscal yearUSPIS had 2, field employees, a decline of % from fiscal year Federal agency: United States. Inspector Link was a featured speaker at a recent South Jersey Postal Customer Council (SJPCC) meeting, along with local police, banking officials, and Postmasters. The panel focused on ways consumers can protect themselves from fraudulent scams.

Topics included mail fraud, identity theft, scams, and internet safety. — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is urging consumers to remain alert to scammers posing as representatives from various federal gove Postal inspectors warn consumers of impostor scams.

SinceSentinel has collected tens of millions of reports from consumers about fraud, identity theft, and other consumer protection topics. DuringSentinel received nearly million consumer reports, which the FTC has sorted into 30 top categories. The Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (Sentinel Data Book) has a vibrant new.

More than 2, convictions last year. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service, opened 1, cases of mail theft, reported 2, arrests and notched 2, convictions for the month period that ended Sept.

30, The statistics are in the latest annual report from the USPIS, which spotlights large-scale mail theft cases in Michigan. During National Consumer Protection Week, the Postal Inspection Service is asking the public to report and encourage others to report suspected scams,” said Chief Postal Inspector Gary Barksdale.

In many government impostor scams, victims are initially contacted via phone or email by a scammer who impersonates a public agency official.

The book exchange is another internet fad making the rounds. It almost sounds too good to be true for parents: You buy one book, send the offer to six of your friends and your child will soon. US postal inspectors conduct surveillance of suspects, gather and analyze evidence, interview witnesses, and attempt to obtain confessions.

US postal inspectors are involved in homeland security and may be involved in tasks related to counterterrorism, such as pattern analysis to identify terrorist activities conducted by mail. Aspiring US postal inspectors must be prepared to carry and use a.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.

The CFPB aims to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole. Postal inspectors warn consumers to be vigilant of package pirates. Customers across country are finding new ways to protect their holiday merchandise.

The Federal Trade Commission is honoring Inspector Clayton E. Gerber of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with its Consumer Shield award.

The Criminal Liaison Unit presents the award to recognize extraordinary work by a criminal law enforcement group in fighting consumer fraud. The U.S.

Postal Inspection Service is tasked with investigating crimes that adversely affect or fraudulently use. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service, U.S.

Postal Inspection Service and AARP join with government agencies, advocacy organizations and private. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is urging consumers to remain alert to scammers posing as representatives from various federal government agencies, including the Postal Service, Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.

The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Phil Toomajian and Joshua Rothman of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case. The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Florida, the Diplomatic Security. St. John did encourage consumers to use Informed Delivery to track mail, retrieve mail daily and report any suspicious activity to the federal law enforcement arm, the U.S.

Postal Inspection. The Inspectors is a scripted dramatic series set in Washington, D.C., inspired by compelling real cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright (Bret Green), a determined young man who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern assisting his U.S.

postal inspector mom, Amanda (Daytime Emmy Award winner Jessica Lundy. "The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is committed to protect our veterans from scammers who continuously prey upon them for their own illicit gains," said Guy Cottrell, Chief Postal Inspector.

"We. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service will have a critical security and investigative role to ensure these checks make it to intended recipients. U.S. Postal Inspectors are preparing to protect against and prevent criminal activities that may arise relating to the distribution of these benefits.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service If you bought the product online and it was delivered by mail, you can complain to the U.S.

Postal Service. You can post a complaint, but keep in mind that although the Inspection Service can’t resolve routine business disputes between companies and their customers, it can act against a company or individual if.

Approximately $ million is being mailed toconsumers in the first distribution of refunds resulting from the law enforcement actions brought against Western Union by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The affected consumers are receiving compensation for percent of their losses.

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