THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND INTERNET FRAUDThe Untied States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) is the law enforcement agency assigned with the task of protecting U.S. mail and U.S. postal facilities. Postal inspectors have the same powers as other law enforcement agencies and protect postal customers from many fraudulent schemes that involve the use of the Internet and the mail. The USPIS involves itself in a variety of Internet fraud investigations either after information is obtained from stolen mail that is used to steal information from consumers on the Internet or when such information is obtained from the Internet and is then used to advance scams committed through the mail.
The following questions have been addressed in this article:What are the primary frauds combated by the USPIS?
How can a victim report Internet fraud to the USPS?
What are some recent examples of frauds that have been successfully prosecuted by the USPIS?
What advice does the USPS give potential investors to avoid becoming victims of Internet fraud?