Mail fraud is an offence under US federal law, which refers to any scheme which attempts to unlawfully obtain money or valuables in which the postal system is used at any point in the commission of a criminal offense. Mail fraud is covered by Title 18 of the United States Code, Chapter 63. As in the case of wire fraud, this statute is often used as a basis for a separate federal prosecution of what would otherwise have been only a violation of a state law. "Mail fraud" is a term of art referring to a specific statutory crime in the United States of America. In countries with non-federal legal systems the concept of mail fraud is irrelevant: the activities listed below are likely to be crimes there, but the fact that they are carried out by mail makes no difference to which authority may prosecute or the penalties which may be imposed.
Types of mail fraud
o 1.1 Non-delivery or misrepresentation of mail-order merchandise
o 1.2 Internet fraud and online auction fraud
o 1.3 Impersonation
o 1.4 Promotional cheques
o 1.5 Solicitations in the guise of an invoice
o 1.6 Get-rich-quick schemes
o 1.7 Work-at-home scams
o 1.8 Fraudulent charities and "religious" donations
o 1.9 Theft from the mails
File a Complaint
Report these issues to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service online:
* Mail theft (mail you failed to receive but should have, or that you received with the contents missing).
* Mail fraud (may include scams or deceptive ads via the mail, or postage fraud)
* Identity theft
* Vandalism to your mail receptacle.
* Tampering (mail that was handled destructively).
* False change of address.
* Unsolicited Sexually Oriented Advertising
If you believe you’re a victim of fraud related to the U.S. Mail, including mailed sweepstakes, lotteries, on-line auctions, work-at-home scams or chain letters, report your concern to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service as mail fraud.
All information is voluntary, but the more you provide, the more likely it is that we can help you. We may share your information with other agencies if it comes under their jurisdiction. See the Privacy Act Statement for more details. This site uses secure methods to transfer data.
The Postal Inspection Service will contact you only if more information is needed. We gather data on mail-related crime to determine whether a violation has occurred. While we can’t guarantee we can recover lost money or items, your information can help alert Postal Inspectors to problem areas and possibly prevent others from being victimized. Inspectors base their investigations on the number, substance and pattern of complaints. We ask you to keep all original documents related to your complaint.
If you would prefer to mail in your report, click here to print a Mail Theft Complaint. If this is an urgent matter, contact your nearest law enforcement agency.
Click this link to find the online form you fill out. https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/contactUs/filecomplaint.aspx
Be aware it make take several months before you see any kind of action taken so simply be patient.
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