How US postal inspectors go ‘undercover’ on the dark web

By David Thornton – July 11, 2019 For federal agents investigating cybercrimes, gathering open source intelligence is a lot like going undercover. They establish fake identities to gain the trust of the bad guys, and gather information on criminal activities. They just do it all from a keyboard. “To simplify it, you’re basically just trying…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Asset Forfeiture Fund

Objective Our objective was to determine whether deposits and expenditures for the Postal Inspection Service Asset Forfeiture Fund (AFF) complied with Postal Inspection Service policies and procedures. The Postal Inspection Service is a participating agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Asset Forfeiture (AF) Program. The intent of the DOJ AF Program is to allow…

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USPS: 5 facts about the Postal Inspection Service

The Postal Inspection Service marked its 243rd birthday last week. Here are five facts about the organization and its employees. The Inspection Service is one of the nation’s oldest law enforcement agencies. The organization traces its roots to Aug. 7, 1775, the earliest recorded date that William Goddard served as the first surveyor of post…

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The US Postal Service Wants to Hunt Down Dark Web Criminals

By Joseph Cox – January 18, 2017 The FBI isn’t the only US law enforcement agency on the dark web. Considering that the digital drug trade relies on snail mail to transport goods, the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) works on related investigations too, and is now looking to expand its intelligence operations with more…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: Postal Inspection Service Mail Covers Program Phase 2

February 11, 2015 A mail cover is an investigative tool used to record data appearing on the outside of a mailpiece. Law enforcement agencies use this information to protect national security; locate fugitives; obtain evidence; or help identify property, proceeds, or assets forfeitable under criminal law. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 39 – Postal Service,…

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Command Security Corporation Awarded $250 million contract with USPS (Jan 12, 2015 SEC Filing)

Form 8-K COMMAND SECURITY CORP January 12, 2015 On December 31, 2014, Command Security Corporation (the “Company”) was awarded a contract for services with the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) valued at an aggregate of approximately $250 million over a potential ten year term of service. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company will provide security…

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USPS: Dangerous mail – Sentence handed down for ricin mailer

A Mississippi man who mailed threatening letters laced with ricin to President Obama and other officials was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison May 19. James Everett Dutschke pled guilty to producing ricin and mailing the letters to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker and Judge Sadie Holland in April 2013. The letters addressed to Obama…

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