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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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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Scammers claim to be USPS officials to get personal info

TULSA, Okla. – The postal inspection service received complaints from individuals nationwide about fraudulent emails and phone calls. The caller says a package was unable to be delivered. These emails and phone calls are attempts to gather personal identifying information. The email, which claims to be from the US Postal Service, includes a message related…

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