Scam trivia: Mail Fraud, the oldest scam

The United States has been fighting against mail crime for hundreds of years. In 1792, Congress imposed the…

The United States has been fighting against mail crime for hundreds of years. In 1792, Congress imposed the death penalty for anyone caught stealing mail.


Scam trivia: Mail Fraud, the oldest scam
Scam trivia: Mail Fraud, the oldest scam

Then in 1872, Congress enacted the Mail Fraud Statute to combat a post-Civil War outbreak of scams and swindles using the United States Postal Service. Unfortunately, criminals continue to use mail services to carry out scams … often from hundreds of thousands of miles away.

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