Postal Bulletin: Beware of Text Message Scams

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails or other messages claiming to be from trustworthy companies. These messages encourage individuals to disclose personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Many people don’t realize that cybercriminals can also deliver phishing attacks through text messages, which is known as smishing. These types of scams…

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DOJ: USPS Supervisor Sentenced for Fraudulent Travel Expense Claims

May 17, 2022 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Lee’s Summit, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for fraudulently claiming reimbursements for travel expenses for her work for the U.S. Postal Service. Monique S. Koger-Little, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to one year and three months in federal prison…

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USPS OIG Management Alert: Issues Identified with Internet Change of Address

Introduction This management alert presents issues identified during our Review of National Change of Address and Moversguide Applications audit (Project Number: 21‑146). Our objective is to notify U.S. Postal Service management of risks associated with ineffective identify verification controls on the Moversguide application. See Appendix A for additional information about this alert. Background A change…

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Former NALC Local Union Vice President Pleads Guilty to Overtime Kickback Scheme in Allentown Post Office

DOJ Press Release – November 3, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Joseph Whitbeck, 56, of Tamaqua, PA, pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges before United States District Court Judge Edward G. Smith stemming from his operation of a scheme to defraud fellow union members out of rightfully earned…

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USPS: Initiative safeguards veterans from fraud

The Postal Inspection Service is marking Military Appreciation Month in May by promoting Operation Protect Veterans, a joint campaign with the AARP Fraud Watch Network aimed at stopping scams against current and former service members. The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in swindles involving stimulus checks, unemployment insurance, fake COVID-19 cures and more. These scams are…

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APWU: Fake OIG Letter

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:04 PM Subject: Fake OIG Letter Sisters and Brothers, Please take a look at the attached document. One of our members received this letter in the mail indicating they were the target of an OIG investigation. It had the employee’s name, EIN, and location of work…

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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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