Archive: 2014 ()

Truth Or Consequences - A video on Fake Check Scams

Mixed in with the bills you get a surprise – a check made out to you for money. It may be a hoax designed to empty your account, so beware! Postal Inspectors are letting you know of a scam designed to rob your bank account and a whole lot more.

Posted 10/17/2014 06:57 PM

Identity Theft and Fraud - A Continued Conversation with AARP and Postal Inspectors

We’re back with more information on the topic of Identity Theft and Mail Fraud. Did you know? Each year, thousands of consumers fall victim to FRAUD. Don’t be a victim. Listen to this continued conversation on fraud for tips on how to protect yourself and your family. And please leave a comment.

Posted 09/26/2014 05:14 PM

Identity Theft - A Discussion with AARP and Postal Inspectors

Each day thousands of Americans fall victim to identity theft/fraud. What is this you might ask? You’re a victim when someone steals key pieces of information, which could include your name, address ,date of birth, social security number, or other personal identifiers to gain access to your person

Posted 08/29/2014 03:45 PM

Cross-Border Fraud - Nowhere to Run

Inspector Adam Fascio is back on the Crime Chronicles discussing those frauds that typically originate outside the United States, such as foreign Lottery Fraud. He discusses how people are victimized by Lottery Fraud and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from Fraud.

Posted 07/15/2014 05:34 PM

Consumer Alert: Victim wired away her life savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One victim lost her life savings through mail scams, but postal inspectors say there’s a new website to help raise awareness about these kinds of scams. (CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE TITLE FOR MORE DETAILS.)

Posted 06/30/2014 05:29 PM

Work-At-Home Scam Alert

This is a SCAM ALERT on the newest work-at-home scheme to bilk consumers out of their money. Be alert, be aware. The Postal Inspection Service is keeping consumers updated on the latest scam where fraudsters use legitimate business names to pull consumers into their scheme.

Posted 06/16/2014 02:31 PM


Internet and international calls make it easy for fraudsters to target you from anywhere. Learn how Postal Inspectors work to prevent fraud.

Posted 05/21/2014 05:51 PM

April AARP Call Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of a two part series between AARP and the Postal Inspection Service designed to educate listeners on consumer fraud. This was taped during National Consumer Protection Week, and is now being shared in our continued efforts to keep consumers safe from scammers.

Posted 04/28/2014 10:43 PM