USPS: Beware of unofficial insurance solicitations

The Postal Service wants employees to use caution when reviewing promotions for Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) alternatives. USPS employees recently began receiving emails from Premier Protection Insurance that offer several alternative FEGLI plans. The plans aren’t associated with the Postal Service and aren’t supported by the Office of Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance,…

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USPIS: Coronavirus Related Scams

Scammers seek not only to make profit through exploiting public health issues, but through spreading misinformation and creating confusion. The Inspection Service wants you to remain vigilant and equipped with knowledge and good practices to protect yourself and your family from emerging and constantly evolving scams and fraud. Justice begins with you. Be sure to…

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USPS OIG: Complaints Hotline Can Assist You With 

Our Hotline was launched in August 1997, shortly after our agency was established, to provide a vital communications link between the OIG and Postal Service stakeholders. The Hotline allows us to receive complaints from employees, customers, and the public. Complaints include alleged fraud; waste of funds or resources; mail theft and other postal crimes committed…

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USPS OIG: Workers’ Compensation Provider Fraud

The financial impact to the U.S. Postal Service from workers’ compensation fraud cases is so significant, it warrants a good deal of investigative attention. Our special agents – often working with other law enforcement partners – investigate fraud by claimants or providers. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act provides workers’ compensation benefits to civilian federal employees,…

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Whistleblowing Works: How Inspectors General Respond to and Protect Whistleblowers

Issued July 30, 2019 To illustrate the importance of individuals coming forward to report waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct to Offices of Inspector General (OIG), we used the search function on Oversight.gov and identified many examples of OIG investigations, audits, and reviews initiated or advanced because of a whistleblower disclosure. We present a sample of…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Testimony to U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (video)

U. S. Postal Inspection Service – Published on Jul 18, 2019 Criminal Investigation Group Inspector in Charge Delany De Leon-Colon testified on 7/17/19 before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on our efforts to combat scams.  

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DOJ Obtains $1.4B in Largest Opioid Drug Case Recovery in U.S. History

July 11, 2019 Global consumer goods conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB Group) has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to resolve its potential criminal and civil liability related to a federal investigation of the marketing of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. The resolution – the largest recovery by the United States in a case…

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USPS OIG: Kickbacks and Conspiracy

Most people know the start to the TV show Law & Order: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups… If we were teeing up the OIG for an introduction in that vein, it might go like this: The OIG mission is to ensure efficiency, accountability, and…

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