USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Oversight of Its Use of Cryptocurrency 

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. Postal Inspection Service policies and procedures for managing cryptocurrency in its law enforcement activities. Cryptocurrency is a decentralized form of digital currency that uses a blockchain, or public ledger, to record transactions. The anonymity of cryptocurrency transactions and the significant fluctuations in the value of…

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EFF Sues USPS For Records About Covert Social Media Spying Program

EFF Press Release – July 27, 2021 Washington D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service and its inspection agency seeking records about a covert program to secretly comb through online posts of social media users before street protests, raising concerns about chilling the privacy…

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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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USPS: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week begins April 18

The U.S. Office for Victims of Crime has chosen April 18-24 for this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. An informational kit including a poster, brochures and counter card display was shipped to more than 11,000 Post Offices last month and should already be on display. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has brought with it an…

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Zero tolerance: USPS committed to safe workplaces

The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to respond to threats, assaults and potential violence at all USPS locations. These teams are located at district and area…

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Mail safety – Remember: Package, People, Plan

The Postal Service wants employees to remain vigilant about mail safety. If you encounter a suspicious mailpiece, remember the three Ps: • Package. Don’t bag it, containerize it or send it to another location. Leave it where it is and isolate the area. • People. Clear people from the area and immediately notify a supervisor….

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USPS: Tips to keep workplaces secure

During National Preparedness Month in September, the Postal Service is reminding employees and contractors to help keep USPS workplaces safe and secure. Employees should always secure entry points when not in use, wear their postal photo ID badge and watch for individuals not wearing badges. To further protect workspaces: Secure unattended USPS vehicles and trailers….

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USPS: Watch out for coronavirus scams

If you’re a Postal Service employee, watch out for scams that attempt to use the coronavirus pandemic to con you into revealing personal information. Emergency situations are prime opportunities for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Scammers are creating websites devoted to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. These…

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