Question: Do USPS Employees Steal Packages?

What happens if you lie about not getting a package?

Of course it is illegal.

If you knowingly misrepresent to USPS, or any of the other interstate carriers (e.g., FedEx) that a package that you did in fact receive wasn’t received, you could be looking at a mail fraud prosecution..

Can USPS check your packages?

“… first class letters and parcels are protected against search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, and, as such, cannot be opened without a search warrant.”

Is it illegal to keep a package accidentally delivered to you?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, you don’t have to pay for it. Federal laws prohibit mailing unordered merchandise to consumers and then demanding payment… If you receive merchandise that you didn’t order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.

What to do if you think your mailman is stealing your mail?

Please contact your local Postal Service Consumer & Industry Contact office or you may file a complaint online. If you suspect mail theft by your letter carrier, please file a complaint with us online. If you suspect mail theft by a non-postal employee, such as a neighbor, please contact the Postal Inspection Service.

Is it a felony to steal Amazon packages?

However, companies like UPS, USPS, FEDEX, and Amazon, who is predicting to deliver 800 million packages during December, may end up delivering one’s package while they are not home, putting it at risk of being stolen. Depending on the item, a stolen package could result in a felony charge and sentence in prison.

What do I do if USPS says delivered but no package?

Please wait another business day, as the package could have been marked as delivered by mistake, and will arrive the following day. Contact your local USPS post office. Make sure you contact your LOCAL post office, and not the USPS hotline. Your local post office will be able to provide quicker, and better service.

Who is responsible if a parcel goes missing?

Responsibility for following up a lost mail item/parcel and entitlement to possible compensation, rests with the sender. Sometimes, after a ‘missed delivery’ a postal operator will leave a notification card. If the item is not found, the postal operator considers it a lost item.

Do mailmen steal packages?

Interfering with the mail is a federal crime. In 40 years of mail order businesses, the USPS has never stolen a package of mine. They have lost and crushed packages, but never stolen. … And they have their own police force – United States Postal Inspection Service.

What does USPS do about stolen packages?

If your package was stolen and there’s evidence, take photos and submit those too. If your USPS lost package was insured, you should be able to get a refund directly from USPS. If your USPS package was stolen, you should be able to go through the seller to receive a replacement or refund.