In a recent blog, we noted how we organize our work. Our blogs tend to feature our audit work because it allows us to seek input and feedback that can shape ongoing or future work.

That doesn’t mean it’s quiet in the Office of Investigations. In fact, there’s always a lot going on there. Our investigative work is organized around a handful of areas: mail theft, financial fraud, contract fraud, health care fraud, and narcotics.

The efforts of OIG special agents, who investigate these crimes and frauds against the Postal Service, contribute to safeguarding revenue and assets and deterring postal crimes.

If you are a regular visitor to our website, you’ve undoubtedly seen updates lately on health care fraud cases, which includes both claimant fraud and provider fraud. The financial impact from workers’ compensation fraud cases is so significant, it warrants a lot of attention.

Over the past few weeks, cases in which we have played a major role have been settled or resulted in conviction of providers for illegal kickbacks, or claimants that fraudulently claimed federal disability benefits.

In fact, please visit our document library to see all news releases on cases in which we were involved.

The impact of our investigative work includes:

  • Prosecution of employees and contractors who commit crimes
  • Discipline of employees by the agency based on reports of investigation
  • Recovery of funds obtained fraudulently

As always, if you see something, say something. Our hotline is one short mouse click away. Click on the red box at the top of this blog page.

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  • anon

    Since mail fraud is supposed to be a big concern, and gangboxes are often compromised, why aren’t such pieces of evidence processed for fingerprints? I work in Forensics for a local law enforcement agency, and the door to my street’s was ripped off and left next the box. I was the first to see the damage and evidence, yet I could do nothing due to jurisdictional issues. The door was presumably collected by the mail delivery person, but I’m sure he didn’t wear gloves, not will the door be processed for prints. So, these criminals keep committing these crimes and get away with it. How is this effective?!

    Aug 12, 2019
  • anon

    I completed a mail fraud and internet fraud form and have not heard anything back about the fraud complaint. I placed an order online December 13th, 2018 and have yet to receive my merchandise. according to the shipping company, it arrived in my post office but no one can locate it. The shipping company provided false information in regards to the shipping and USPS received a copy of the movement from the seller to the supposedly delivery which never happened. Will someone please let me know something about the complaint.

    Apr 08, 2019

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