USPS OIG: Reporting fraud, waste, and abuse within USPS

August 7, 2023 Never underestimate your role in safeguarding America’s trust in the U.S. Postal Service. While we get ideas for new work from various sources, including Congressional requests and mainstream media reporting, the most prominent avenue for reporting fraud, waste, and abuse within USPS is the OIG Hotline. In the first half of fiscal…

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Postal Bulletin highlights how Grandparent Scams have become more sophisticated

The so-called “Grandparent Scam” is not new, but with the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), scammers are adding a new twist that makes this scheme more convincing than ever. Here’s how the scam works: A criminal gathers a few facts and personal information about a person, often from social media, then contacts that person’s grandparent….

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NALC: Fraudulent activity in LiteBlue targeting multifactor authentication

July 14, 2023 USPS officials have informed NALC of additional fraudulent activity against the LiteBlue application. The Postal Service is reporting that this new activity appears to be more sophisticated than the previous infiltration of USPS systems. This breach is compromising the Multifactor Authentication (MFA) one-time passcode feature that was added earlier this year, after…

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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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