Fraud complaints in the United States keep growing every year. Law enforcement agencies are having to work extra hard to stop these crimes. Nevertheless, there are some fraud protection tips you can apply to safeguard your mail.
Mail fraud is any crime or fraudulent scheme committed using U.S. Mail or the postal service. It’s not surprising that it’s difficult to stem the tide of these crimes. There are many ways to scam people.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) lists mail fraud schemes such as:
- employment fraud
- financial fraud
- sweepstakes and lottery fraud
- inheritance scams
- home improvement scams
With these types of threats available, you need to take measures to stay safe. Keep reading to learn what to do.