Mail scams refer to any scams that attempt to steal money or valuables using the postal system as part of the scheme.
The postal system can include snail mail [envelopes in your mail box], or email in your computer's inbox.
In its simplest form, you place an order for an item, make payment for it, and receive nothing!
However it may be an enticing email offering you the opportunity to make millions of dollars by assisting somebody get some money out of a country by using your bank account to deposit the money into.
Most of them are based on get-rich-quick schemes, or identity theft opportunities.
The main types of scam below include a mail component in the fraud:
If you believe you have been the subject of postal fraud,
you can lodge a complaint with the U.S Postal Service for