475 L’Enfant Plaza South West Room 4541   Washington, DC 20260



800-275-8777 General Information
800-222-1811 Domestic Package Tracking
877-877-7833 TDD

SERVICE DESCRIPTION:This office investigates mail fraud on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service.

Congress empowered the Postal Service "to investigate postal offenses and civil matters relating to the Postal Service." Through its security and enforcement functions, the Postal Inspection Service provides assurance to American businesses for the safe exchange of funds and securities through the U.S. Mail; to postal customers of the "sanctity of the seal" in transmitting correspondence and messages; and to postal employees of a safe work environment.

As fact-finding and investigative agents, Postal Inspectors are federal law enforcement officers who carry firearms, make arrests and serve federal search warrants and subpoenas. Inspectors work closely with U.S. Attorneys, other law enforcement agencies, and local prosecutors to investigate postal cases and prepare them for court. There are approximately 1,500 Postal Inspectors stationed throughout the United States and abroad who enforce more than 200 federal laws covering investigations of crimes that adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S. Mail and postal system.

ELIGIBILITY:Anyone who wants to report possible mail fraud.

HOURS:8a-5p Mon-Fri

INTAKE PROCEDURE:If the recipient still has the piece of mail, it can be brought to a local post office with a request that it be sent to the postal inspectors office or left in a citizen's mail box with a note to send it to the postal inspectors office. Reports can also be filed by calling the Postal Inspectors toll-free number or by making a report on line.



  • Mail Fraud Reporting

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