United States Postal Service (USPS)
US Postal Inspection Service - Fraud, Theft, and Complaints
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Consumer Advocate, Washington, DC, 20260-5601
Distance: 393 Miles
Federal law enforcement agency that supports and protects the US Postal Service and its customers
Handles the following mail security problems and related issues:
* Mail theft
* Mail fraud
* Identity theft
* Internet fraud
* Tampering with mail
* False change of address
* Dangerous mail
* Unsolicited sexually explicit advertising
Submit an online complaint.
Call (877) 876-2455 from 8:00am to 4:30pm in all time zones.
Mail to this address:
Criminal Investigations Service Center
ATTN: Mail Fraud
433 W Harrison St, Rm 3255
Chicago, IL 60699-3255
8:00am - 8:30pm, Monday - Friday (Eastern Time)
8:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday (Eastern Time)
|Toll Free||(800) 275-8777|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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DD-1500.7200Postal Service Complaints Definition
Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding unordered merchandise; unsolicited or harmful mail; pornographic materials received through the mail; mail tampering, loss, damage or theft; late or delayed mail deliveries; unethical or improper conduct of personnel; or other illegal or inappropriate business practices of post offices or private mail carriers.
FN-1700.1470-500Mail Fraud Reporting Definition
Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that people can use to report false mail order advertising, receipt of unsolicited merchandise, chain letters, free prize or vacation schemes, government look-alike mail, work-at-home schemes, phony job opportunities, home improvement/repair frauds, missing persons fraud schemes, prison pen pal money order scams, fraudulent health and medical products, pyramid sales promotions, credit card schemes, solicitations disguised as invoices, 900 telephone number schemes, coupon redemption scams, land fraud schemes, oil and gas investment frauds, cut-rate insurance fraud, franchise schemes, or other fraudulent business schemes that are carried out through the mail. Reports may be filed by mail fraud victims or by people who have information about individuals they know to be perpetrating these types of scams.
FN-1700.3200Identity Theft Reporting/Recovery Programs Definition
Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that people can use to report instances in which someone fraudulently obtains private information about an individual, e.g., his or her Social Security number, uses it to apply for credit in that person's name, runs up large bills and then disappears without paying the bills leaving the victim with ruined credit. Identity thieves may also purchase expensive medical services in the victim's name or give the victim's name and personal information to a law enforcement officer during an investigation or upon arrest leaving the individual vulnerable to large medical bills or subject to arrest. Also included are programs that help identity theft victims re-establish their identity and credit standing.
FN-1700.6500Postal Crime Reporting Definition
Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about postal fraud, narcotics sent through the mail, pornography, mail theft and other forms of postal crime which might facilitate the arrest and conviction of the people who are responsible for these activities.