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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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has efficient and effective controls to manage the Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol (ANP) program. Postal inspectors are federal law enforcement officers responsible for enforcing laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use. In 2016, the Postal Inspection Service implemented the…

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Former Groton Postmaster Pleads Guilty To Stealing Government Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 2, 2020 BOSTON – A USPS employee pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to stealing approximately $7,000 in government money. Adam Lavertue, 37, of Dracut, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled…

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Drug Trafficker Admits Mailing Thousands of Packages containing Fentanyl, Meth and Heroin

NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – January 9, 2020 SAN DIEGO – Erik Alexi Martineau, a U.S. citizen who was living in Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he mailed an estimated 7,800 parcels containing fentanyl, methamphetamine and heroin from San Diego to locations throughout the U.S. Martineau pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge…

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USPS: Watch out for payment device tampering

The Postal Service wants employees to keep an eye out for skimmers — small, hard-to-detect devices that fraudsters place over credit card readers to steal information. USPS recently discovered a skimmer attached to a payment device at a retail site in Great Lakes Area’s Gateway District. The skimmer was placed on top of the PIN…

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USPS OIG Report: U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Charlotte Division

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Charlotte Division, implemented effective controls for accountable property, training, and case management. Based on a risk analysis of closed case count and workhours, number of hotline referrals, and National Compliance Review occurrence, we selected the Charlotte Division. The OIG has a statutory requirement…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Protect Us All (video)

Published Oct 15, 2019 The Postal Inspectors, Postal Police and Professional, Technical and Administrative staff of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service work hard every day to protect the mail. Hear from them how they do it. Source: U. S. Postal Inspection Service

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service New York Division

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, New York Division, implemented effective controls for accountable property, case management, and training. Based on risk analysis of closed case count and workhours, number of hotline referrals, and National Compliance Review occurrence, we selected the New York Division for our review. The mission…

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