Don't Get Scammed, Get the Facts!

Learn More about Scams


You have a choice: to participate, or to refrain from many enticing but dishonest promotions. Armed with the right knowledge, you'll be able to recognize a fraudulent scheme and make the right decision—to stay away!

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Advice for Caregivers

caregivers advice

Everyone needs a helping hand at some point in their live. If you are helping a friend or loved one manage their affairs, here's some tips to help you, help them, combat fraud, and preserve their financial health and well-being.

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Report Mail Fraud


Have you received or responded to a fraudulent offer by mail? Or maybe you sent a payment by mail for a scam you later learned about on television or on the Internet? Take action. Report it now!

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Watch The Inspectors

The Inspectors on CBS:
An innovative approach to consumer education

Follow Postal Inspectors Amanda Wainwright and Mitch Ohlmeyer, as they fight crime and educate viewers on how to protect themselves from identity theft, email scams and other scams solicited through the mail. This family-friendly scripted crime series strives to educate families about making informed choices. The show encourages open communication and delivers positive messages about living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, and the power of perseverance. Produced in partnership with Litton Entertainment, the series is inspired by real-life crime cases handled by the U. S. Postal Inspection Service.

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Learn more About Us


The U.S. Postal Inspection Service

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service traces its origins back to 1772 and Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin. We're the oldest federal law enforcement organization. Also known as the “Silent Service,” we operate behind the scenes, 24/7, to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; enforce the laws that defend the nation's mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and ensure public trust in the mail.

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Behind the Badge Exhibit at the Smithsonian

Behind the Badge: United States Postal Inspection Service, at the National Postal Museum, focuses on the investigative, enforcement, security and crime prevention activities of the Postal Inspection Service. This exhibit explains how the Inspection Service works to keep the mail safe and empowers consumers to protect themselves and prevent crimes. Visit the online exhibit or plan a visit to the museum located in Washington, D.C.

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