Postal Scams Targeting Older Adults
U.S. Postal Inspector Joe Gonzalez (shown above) is quoted as saying, ""In that scheme alone, so far this year, we've intercepted over 671 packages going outside of the country. In postage alone, in counterfeit U.S. Postal Service postage alone, there's close to $100,000 worth of counterfeit postage that we've identified."
According to the report, Postal Inspectors say scam artists typically target people 70-years or older. They urge younger people to talk to their parents and grandparents about being careful with checks, merchandise and winning lottery announcements that arrive unexpectedly in the mail.
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