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Postal Fraud ??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by OldRemFan, May 18, 2010.

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  1. OldRemFan

    OldRemFan Member

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    Are there any USPS employees out there that can tell me if accepting funds thru the mail and cashing the Bank money order without sending the merchandise purchased would constitute fraud by USPS regulations? If so does the filing start with the local Postmaster or someone else?

    Have any of you actually went thru this process with another TS member?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Bob
     
  2. GoldEx

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    Mail Fraud Law & Legal Definition:

    It a Federal crime or offense for anyone to use the United States mails in carrying out a scheme to defraud. In order to be proven guilty of mail fraud, it must be shown that the person knowingly and willfully devised a scheme to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false pretenses, representations or promises and that such acts were carried out by means of use of the U.S. Postal Service. Obtaining a payment in response to a fraudulent offer or making a fraudulent offer through the mail is sufficient to claim an offense of mail fraud.

    If he took your money and never sent you stuff.....looks like that's mail fraud.

    Jeff
     
  3. OldRemFan

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    Jeff:

    Thank you

    Bob
     
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