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Suspicious Mail

THESE TIPS CAN HELP PROTECT YOU, YOUR BUSINESS, AND YOUR MAILROOM

IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS LETTER OR PACKAGE:

  • Handle with care. Don't shake or bump.
  • Isolate it immediately.
  • Don't open, smell, touch, or taste.
  • Treat it as suspect. Call local law enforcement authorities.

WATCH FOR:

  • No return address 
  • Restrictive markings
  • Sealed with tape
  • Misspelled words
  • Addressed to title only
  • Incorrect title
  • Badly typed or written
  • Oily stains, discolorations, or crystallization on wrapper
  • Strange odor
  • Excessive tape
  • Rigid or bulky
  • Lopsided or uneven

 

IF YOU SUSPECT THE MAIL MAY CONTAIN:

A Bomb:

  • Evacuate Immediately
  • Call Police
  • Contact Postal Inspectors
  • Call Local Fire Department/HAZMAT Unit

 

A Radiological threat:

  • Limit Exposure  -  Don't Handle
  • Evacuate Area
  • Shield Yourself From Object
  • Call Police
  • Contact Postal Inspectors
  • Call Local Fire Department/HAZMAT Unit

 

A Biological or Chemical threat:

  • Isolate  -  Don't Handle
  • Evacuate Immediate Area
  • Wash Your Hands With Soap and Warm Water
  • Call Police
  • Contact Postal Inspectors
  • Call Local Fire Department/HAZMAT Unit

 

Tips courtesy of the United States Postal Service.