MAIL SAFETY GUIDELINES

 

THIS IS NOT A JOKE. THIS IS FOR REAL

 




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Even though most people are not recieving dangerous mail, it's important to know what to do just in case you suspect something. Here are some important guidelines everyone should know:


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What should make me suspect a piece of mail?

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- It's unexpected or from someone you don't know.

- It's addressed to someone no longer at your address, or your name and/or title is inaccurate.

- It's handwritten and has no return address, or bears one that seems suspicious or indecipherable, and that you can't confirm is legitimate.

- It's lopsided or lumpy in appearance, or appears stained or has a peculiar odor.

- It's sealed with excessive amounts of tape.

- It's marked with restrictive endorsements such as "personal" or "confidential."

- It has excessive postage, especially in small denominations of stamps. (This guarantees it's not returned to the sender.)












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What should I do with a suspicious piece of mail?


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- Don't handle a letter or package that you suspect is contaminated.

- Don't shake it, bump it, or sniff it. Don't try to hold it up to see what's inside.

- Don't try to "sanitize" your mail by ironing or microwaving it. This is no guarantee of safety, and can cause dangerous fires. The risk of fire is worse than the risk of catching anything from your mail!

- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

- Notify your local law enforcement authorities.









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And remember, DON'T PANIC! Most "dangerous' mail is sent to public figures or government mail facilities.
But we should all know what to do, just in case!

Pass this safety information on to everyone you know,
and help keep America safe!
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