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In the News (Wed 17 Jul 19)

  
  GAO-04-411, Federal Law Enforcement: Information on Use of Investigation and Arrest Statistics
USPIS also issues an annual report of investigations, which is a document on the fiscal year's activities, to the Postmaster General, the Postal Service Board of Governors, and postal managers and employees.
USPIS was able to match 30 arrestees, who had the same dates of birth, year arrested, and location arrested, in their database as the Customs list.
A USPIS official said 20 inspectors were involved with the 30 arrests claimed by USPIS; however, because their statistical data systems do not capture such information, the official was unable to say whether the inspectors were physically present at the arrests or what role the inspectors played in the arrests.
www.gao.gov /htext/d04411.html   (15401 words)

  
 United States Postal Inspection Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Postal Inspection Service (or USPIS) is the law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service.
Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the USPIS has also investigated several cases where ricin, anthrax and other toxic substances were sent through the mail.
In addition to plain-clothes inspectors, there is the uniformed Postal Security Force whose security police officers protect major postal facilities, escort high-value mail shipments, and perform other protective functions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Postal_inspector   (374 words)

  
 Las Vegas Business Press
Reports of the demise of the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), which claims to be the nation's oldest law enforcement agency, have been greatly exaggerated.
The USPIS office in Las Vegas has shelves of such checks that were seized as evidence in a recent raid.
USPIS says the best way to check if a Nigerian (or any other) foreign business offer is legitimate is to request a World Traders Data Report from the United States Department of Commerce.
www.lvbusinesspress.com /articles/2003/07/16/news/news07mail.txt   (759 words)

  
 OSCN Found Document:U.S. v. Kovach
A representative from a doctor's office in Murray, Utah, contacted USPIS and reported that a check in the amount of $1,611.96 sent to the doctor's office by the IHC Health Plan had been stolen and negotiated at a local bank.
The USPIS determined that four counterfeit copies of the check had been presented at separate Key Bank branches.
The USPIS also determined that Kovach's fingerprints were on three of the four counterfeit checks.
www.oscn.net /applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?citeid=153877   (2033 words)

  
 Diebold - News Releases
The panels were once monitored by local facilities across the country, but USPIS developed a new strategy to consolidate monitoring into two national centers.
The USPIS believes the change will provide standardized and consistent maintenance and installation practices, more consistent and complete testing and validation procedures, as well as reduced telecommunications costs.
The USPIS predicted most of the conversions could be handled remotely via telecommunications, but on-site service or equipment upgrades would be required at some locations.
www.diebold.com /news/newsdisp.asp?id=3094   (608 words)

  
 Computers in Chemistry: LIMS flies like an eagle
Jim Upton, manager of the USPIS Chemistry Section at the National Forensic Laboratory in Dulles, VA, was involved in five of the numerous bomb analysis teams.
USPIS postal inspectors investigate crimes such as assaults, bombs, burglary, child exploitation and pornography, controlled substances, embezzlement, identity fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, and robbery.
The USPIS started searching for a system that could create an electronic case file that would contain an image of the original request letter, photographs, information from analytical instruments, lab notes, and bar code records as well as track different types of evidence and create reports for managers.
pubs.acs.org /subscribe/journals/tcaw/10/i10/html/10comp.html   (1488 words)

  
 Identity Theft 911 - Consumer Education - The Thief Is In The Mail
The USPIS is empowered by federal laws and regulations to investigate and enforce more than 200 federal statutes related to crimes against the U.S. Mail, the Postal Service, and its employees.
The first quarter of fiscal year 2004 (from 1 October to 31 December 2003) saw 1,522 mail theft and identity theft arrests by the USPIS nationally; 124 of those occurred in the territory of the San Francisco office, which includes the San Francisco Bay area, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Stockton, and Fresno.
According to Paul FX Lowery, an inspector with the San Francisco office of the USPIS, mail theft is skyrocketing throughout the Western states.
www.identitytheft911.org /articles/article.ext?sp=49   (2388 words)

  
 Federal Law Enforcement: Information on Use of Investigation and Arrest Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Customs provided us with a list, but USPIS was unable to generate a list.3 Consequently, we asked USPIS to crosscheck its database to the list of arrestees provided by Customs.
USPIS enforces over 200 federal laws in investigations of crimes that may adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S. mail, the postal system, or postal employees.
As part of a USPIS reorganization in fiscal year 2003, the quality assurance review responsibility was assigned to the Strategic Planning and Performance Appendix IV: U.S. Postal Inspection Service Profile Management Group at USPIS headquarters.
www.washingtonwatchdog.org /documents/gao/04/GAO-04-411.html   (15343 words)

  
 THR - SigArms is doing well in the US
Agencies like the USPIS, have validated this testing through their own test and evaluation process," said Peter Kujawski, SIGARMS Vice President of Military and Government Sales.
The SIG SAUER P229R selected by the USPIS is the same model selected by the U.S. Coast Guard and one of the three models selected by the DHS.
The USPI have the job also, among other things that have been stated on here, is the responsibility to control mail tampering internally.
www.thehighroad.org /printthread.php?t=126812&pp=60   (4026 words)

  
 DMA, USPIS Launch Initiative to Help Consumers Avoid Sweepstakes Scams
The campaign does not address Internet scams, though the USPIS said it plans to begin a campaign focusing on this topic in October.
Heath mentioned an investigation that started earlier this year after the USPIS became aware of hundreds of calls from people nationwide regarding a solicitation that congratulated them on winning a sweepstakes prize.
Funded by the USPIS from fines levied against convicted felons nationwide for other fraud scams, the campaign includes radio spots, print articles and magazine ads.
www.dmnews.com /cms/dm-news/direct-mail/33256.html   (524 words)

  
 Money problems - The REAL POLICE Forum
USPIS may be working other cases similiar to your friends.
The USPIS has oversight for all mail carriers including Fedex and UPS.
Report it to USPIS, they tend to investigate these things with more vigor than the bureau.
forums.realpolice.net /showthread.php?t=41571   (1513 words)

  
 SpamCop Discussion > Suggestions for User-Defined Recipients
And people would get the mentality that the more places they sent their spam report, the better.
For instance, the USPIS could potentially be a spam report recipient for essentially anything physical you order, right?
IIRC, the USPIS wants reports about chain letters and other scams that violate the Postal Lottery and other statues at fraud at uspis.gov per http://www.seniors.gov/consumer.html and http://www.dca.ca.gov/legal/mail.pdf and http://www.ftc.gov/opa/1998/11/auctions.htm and http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/fed_pro...es/fedsales.htm.
forum.spamcop.net /forums/lofiversion/index.php/t133.html   (659 words)

  
 theft, identity, crimes, Postal, identity theft, mailbox, stolen, crime, mailboxes, other
The first quarter of fiscal year 2004 (from 1 October to 31 December 2003) saw 1, 522 mail theft and identity theft arrests by the USPIS nationally; 124 of those occurred in the territory of the San Francisco office, which includes the San Francisco Bay area, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Stockton, and Fresno.
If you're placing mail to be delivered into the mailstream, says Carlson, the USPIS recommends either handing it to your mail carrier, putting it directly into a USPS "blue box, " or carrying it personally to a U. Post Office branch.
Defending your mail When you think of the Pacific Northwest, with its idyllic forests and bugeoning high-tech industry, mail theft is not the first thing that leaps to mind.
www.easilywealthy.com /content/25224709-27423705.htm   (2288 words)

  
 Identity Wise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
USPIS is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service.
USPIS has primary jurisdiction in all matters infringing on the integrity of the U.S. mail.
You can locate the USPIS district office nearest you by calling your local post office or checking the list at the web site above.
www.identitywise.com /identity_theft_resources.cfm   (1266 words)

  
 [No title]
RECOL involves an integrated partnership between international, federal, and provincial law enforcement agencies, as well as with regulators and private commercial organizations that have a legitimate investigative interest in receiving complaints involving economic crime.
The United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service.
Postal Inspectors enforce over 200 federal laws in investigations of crimes that may adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S. Mail, the postal system, or postal employees.
www.ic3.gov /alliances.aspx   (721 words)

  
 Partnership for Public Service - Profiles In Public Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Fraud is unlike most crimes since the victim actually has control over whether he or she will be victimized.
Michele Culp and the USPIS saw the need to not only do more about fraud education, but also to do it smarter.
Culp helped develop and implement a fraud prevention campaign that was designed to educate senior citizens and their families — the USPIS' first ever campaign targeted at a specific market.
ourpublicservice.org /staff_name3761/staff_name_show.htm?doc_id=228754   (581 words)

  
 FDIC: SA-23-2005: Counterfeit U.S. Postal Money Orders
If your bank is presented with a counterfeit money order in an amount of less than $5,000 that you believe is not part of a larger fraud, you should contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) office that serves your area.
If you believe that the money order is part of a large fraud or is in an amount greater than or equal to $5,000, you should file a Suspicious Activity Report and contact the USPIS for your area.
Information on the USPIS can be found at http://www.usps.com/ncsc/locators/find-is.html.
www.fdic.gov /news/news/SpecialAlert/2005/sa2305.html   (408 words)

  
 USPIS Chain Letter Page (Mirrored)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This page is mirrored here from the original USPIS Chain letter page.
It is done so for speed in loading at this site, and has not received explicit permission from the USPIS to be so mirrored.
A chain letter is a "get rich quick" scheme that promises that your mail box will soon be stuffed full of cash if you decide to participate.
www.stopspam.org /usenet/mmf/uspis_mirror.html   (579 words)

  
 EDDI-Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
USPIS provided information that postal employees, during their normal course of duties, discovered a damaged box containing various misbranded pharmaceuticals some of which were labeled, in part, "Butalbital." According to USPIS, the shipment of prescription drugs was mailed from FARMACIA CARIMAS, Levittown Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, to Lourdes GONZALEZ in Tempe, AZ.
USPIS notified the Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), Phoenix Resident Office that they did not elect to pursue this investigation any further.
On May 20, 2003, the State of Arizona, Board of Pharmacy and Board of Medical Examiners was contacted, to determine if GONZALEZ was a licensed pharmacist, a prescription drug wholesaler, or physician.
www.eddi-inc.com /news6.cfm   (3480 words)

  
 American Obesity Association - Consumer Protection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In the past, the USPIS has stopped orders from the manufacturer of a nationally advertised grapefruit pill when the company broke a consent agreement prohibiting unsubstantiated claims that with their product, consumers would "lose greater amounts of weight than scientific evidence showed."
If you think you are a victim of weight loss fraud by mail, submit a Mail Fraud Complaint Form to the USPIS or contact your local postal inspection service.
For your nearest postal inspection service, use the USPIS Office Locator.
www.obesity.org /consumer/agencies.shtml   (876 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
USPIS is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service responsible for investigating cases of identity theft.
If an identity thief has stolen your mail to get new credit cards, bank or credit card statements, pre-screened credit offers or tax information, has falsified change-of-address forms, or obtained your personal information through a fraud conducted by mail, report it to your local postal inspector.
You can locate the USPIS district office nearest you by calling your local post office or checking the list at the website above.
www.keenconsumer.com /idtheft/mail-theft.shtml   (153 words)

  
 Originator Times, a BEXT Inc. publication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and eight state law enforcement agencies announced a crackdown on 20 operations that deceptively claim they can remove negative information from consumers’ credit reports – even if that information is accurate and timely.
The FTC began coordinating “Project Credit Despair” last year in response to thousands of consumer complaints, which it shared with the USPIS, the State of Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, and other state law enforcement agencies.
The cases involved companies throughout the nation, many of which promised to remove accurate and timely information from consumers’ credit reports, and typically charged hundreds of dollars in advance for the service.
originatortimes.com /content/templates/default.aspx?a=1695&template=print-article.htm   (377 words)

  
 USDOJ/OIG FBI Labs Report
Some statements made in the article were based on work done by Terry Rudolph when he was conducting explosives residue examinations in the Laboratory in the 1980s.
Finally, Whitehurst maintained that work done some years ago by the ATF or the USPIS should be reevaluated in light of current scientific knowledge.
Mohnal intended to describe features of the fourteen explosive devices attributed to the Unabomber in the hope that investigative leads might develop after the article was disseminated to crime laboratories around the country.
www.usdoj.gov /oig/special/9704a/17unabom.htm   (4854 words)

  
 News & Views - 11/12/98
At a news conference in New York, the USPIS announced that it has seized and destroyed over two million fraudulent "Nigerian letters" at the JFK Airport Mail Center since March 30, 1998.
While the letters promoted a fraudulent offer for an illegal business transaction, they were destroyed because they carried counterfeit postage.
Since many of the fraudulent letters use counterfeit postage to eliminate the expense of mass mailings, the USPIS, working in cooperation with Nigerian authorities, is now able to identify, seize and destroy the incoming letters.
www.fraud.org /news/1998/nov98/111298.htm   (436 words)

  
 News & Views - 07/22/97
Many chain letters claim that under Title 18 they are legal and will actually reference it in the body of the letter.
The USPIS also warns, "[d]o not be fooled if the chain letter is used to sell inexpensive reports on credit, mail order sales, mailing lists or other topics.
There is also additional information on how to contact the USPS and USPIS at that site.
www.fraud.org /news/old/072297.htm   (393 words)

  
 Re: Proven Illegal..Turn $6 into FIVE YEARS IN PRISON
(USPIS) office having jurisdiction over her address, as well as the
USPIS offices having jurisdiction over the other four U.S. addresses in
It is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, under U.S. federal Law, to participate in this scam.
www.pet-manual.co.uk /showthread/t-9402.html   (396 words)

  
 Mail Frauds & Deceptions
In some cases, the low premium may increase substantially within thirty days.
The fine print in these policies can be quite revealing, if read, and in one case the USPIS reports a 93 year-old woman ended up with maternity insurance rather than supplemental medical coverage.
The USPIS recommends you be suspicious if a company requests that
www.lpconline.com /health_insurance_scams.html   (202 words)

  
 City of Reno - Identity Theft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The USPIS is one of the federal law enforcement agencies that investigates cases of identity theft.
USPIS has primary jurisdiction in all matters infringing on the integrity of the
The Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Mail, E-mail and Telephone Preference Services allow consumers to opt out of direct mail marking, e-mail marketing and/or telemarketing solicitations from many national companies.
www.cityofreno.com /res/police/detectivedivision/identitytheft   (682 words)

  
 Break the Chain! - ISP Forum Discussions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
(USPIS) "chain letters are a form of gambling, and sending them through the
Sooner or later, there won't be enough people to support the chain.
The USPIS also warns, "do not be fooled if the chain letter is used to sell
forums.myispfinder.org /showthread.php?t=42925   (468 words)

  
 PlanetOut News: Postal Inspectors Must Be Tolerant
SUMMARY: A new code of conduct for USPIS employees requires them not to discriminate based on sexual orientation.
The rule includes off-duty violations of the law that demonstrate an agent's inability to be unbiased.
Kenneth Hunter in November signed off on a new code of conduct, a five-page document which each of those employees are expected to read and sign, which includes sexual orientation as a protected category in its anti-discrimination section and prescribes fairness off-duty as well as on.
www.planetout.com /news/article-print.html?1997/01/02/7   (418 words)

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