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Beshear, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Working to Stamp Out Mail Scams

Posted at 10:30 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 10:19:06-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announced that they are working to help Kentuckians avoid mail scams that could be hiding in their mailbox.

The Stamp Out Mail Scams awareness campaign, which was unveiled Thursday at Lexington’s Nandino Post Office, provides posters on how to identify, avoid and report common mail scams in 700 post offices across the state.

The campaign will help Kentuckians combat the Federal Trade Commission’s findings that fraud losses in 2017 reached nearly $905 million in the U.S.

In  2017, U.S. postal inspectors removed more than a million illegal lottery solicitation letters. Inspection service screeners also discovered and barred solicitations containing counterfeit checks with a face value of approximately $62 billion.