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Revenue Protection Program
Protecting Postal Service revenue means protecting its core business


What is postal (revenue) fraud?

How is the Postal Service defrauded?

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Counterfeit Permit Imprints

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Counterfeit Postage

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Counterfeit Meters


Our Mission

  • To ensure the health and success of the U.S. Postal Service through strong, aggressive revenue protection measures.
  • To identify fraudulent activities and prosecute dishonest mailers who deliberately exploit internal agency controls to avoid proper payment of postage.
  • To identify and recover lost revenue.
Our Strategy

  • To work closely with the Postal Service to review internal controls for revenue streams, and to identify and fix weaknesses.
  • To identify and utilize relevant Postal databases for use in detecting potential fraud.
  • To work with and educate Postal employees about potential revenue fraud schemes and to ensure they report their concerns.
  • To thoroughly investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent anyone who defrauds the Postal Service through a revenue-related crime.

Did you know? Bad addresses cost the Postal Service more than $1 billion a year in wasted productivity. Return to Sender