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Mass Mailing Fraud Prevention Initiative

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Overview and Branch Prevention Efforts

You, or someone you know, may have fallen victim to a mass mailing fraud campaign that targets individuals all over the world. U.S. victims have lost millions of dollars in recent years and older people are targeted most.



Consider the points below if you or someone you know may have been targeted by a potentially fraudulent mass mailing campaign.

Have you received letters or solicitations in your mailbox promising Wealth or Good Fortune?

Don’t send money or information to someone who promises big rewards.

Do these letters or solicitations in your mailbox appear personalized or request you to you send money to receive a valuable prize or large sum of money? image

Report Fraud to the Federal Trade Commission.

View our Sample Solicitiation for helpful indicators.

View one victim's mass mailing fraud experience.

Check our list for a fictitious name we have noted from mass mailing fraud campaigns


The Department of Justice has Taken Action

View cases in which the Department of Justice has brought legal action to protect consumers from mass mailing fraud schemes.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


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Updated March 9, 2023