Archive for April 18th, 2016

Mail Fraud Investigation

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For several years one or more individuals in Canada have been contacting printing companies in the U.S. requesting their services in printing mailings that are sent to US consumers. Once the print job is complete and the mailings are sent, the suspect/s mail the victim printing company a check that is drawn on a CIBC or BMO (Bank of Montreal) account. Once deposited the check is returned as “account closed,” or “NSF.” Attempts to contact the customer fail as they don’t respond to voice messages or emails.

Recently, we believe the targets in this case have been operating under the DBA’s: Direct Market, DMW Direct, API Global Fulfillment, DMG Group Corporation, DMG-Multimedia, Global Media, Slim-Tab, and LipoCitrex. Historically, we believe they have used the DBA’s: Axera International, BeSlim, Nutrim.

USPIS believes several printing companies have fallen victim in this scheme but may not have reported their loss to law enforcement. We are seeking to identify those victim companies and to speak to them regarding their possible nexus to this investigation.

Any questions, concerns, or information related to this inquiry may be directed to Postal Inspector Matt Schmitz at 920-869-3719 or via email at mbschmitz@uspis.gov.

via a USPS Industry Alert

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 18th, 2016 at 4:57 pm

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USPS Works on a Fix to the Package Pickup Problem

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Online sellers who rely on the USPS to pick up packages from their location were disappointed recently to find the service curtailed. As a reader told EcommerceBytes, “USPS apparently has discontinued scheduled pick-ups unless the sender has at least one Priority Mail (or higher class) package. In other words, sellers who use only First Class Mail, Parcel Select or Media Mail no longer have this service.”

But the Postal Service told us the change was unintentional. USPS spokesperson Darleen Reid-DeMeo said it was caused by a system-wide update to the free package pick-up feature. “We anticipate that the update to reinstate First-Class Package Service as an eligible service for free package pickup will be available by the end of this month.”

She provided the following workaround for shippers. “In the meantime, customers may still schedule their pickup requests by entering “1” as the quantity of one of the eligible items (Priority Mail, Express, Priority Mail, Returns, or International), and then entering the correct quantity of First-Class Package Service items in the “Other” box.”

Source: USPS Works on a Fix to the Package Pickup Problem

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 18th, 2016 at 4:54 pm

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Shirley Temple Stamp

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Shirley Temple Becomes the 20th Inductee in the Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series

The Postal Service Honors the World’s Most Famous Child Film Star

Source: Shirley Temple Becomes the 20th Inductee in the Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 18th, 2016 at 4:36 pm

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