Signs of possible fraud?

  • A mailing is prepared and presented by a mail preparer. The mail owner complains that the company received no responses to mailings.
  • A mail owner regularly complains about a mail preparer (third-party mailer).
  • A mail owner or mail preparer regularly arrives just at cut-off time.
  • Rather than using a nearby Post Office, a customer travels to a distant Post Office—which may indicate he or she was already questioned about the mailings.
  • A mailer repeatedly makes the same errors on the postage statement or repeatedly provides incomplete information, such as claiming discounts the mailing is not eligible for.
  • A mailer fails to provide a Qualification Report as supporting documentation for a mailing when required.
  • A mailer becomes argumentative when questioned about a mailing, but suddenly agrees to pay the difference to settle the dispute.