Archive for March, 2009

SCAM ALERT: Mail scam tries to get recepients to cash fake check from Veridian Group

If you receive a check in the mail from the Veridian Group out of Canada – know that it’s a scam! A 20-year-old from Frankfort was ready to cash in on $4,500…but his dad, Larry Hoffman, who works at the post office, knew right away that it was a fake. The bank claims to be […]

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Federal Way police honor mail carrier tonight for helping save woman

Federal Way Police responded to the call of a Welfare Check, located in the 30600 block of 1st Place South. The postal carrier for the route, Mr. Gary Lyon, had called 911 to report he had not seen the elderly woman occupant of the home for a number of days and the mail was piling […]

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USPS Smacks Nonprofit Mailers Again

Charities that use premiums to fundraise have again taken it on the chin from the United States Postal Service. Nonprofit parcels and Nonflat Machinables (NFM) will again bear the brunt of postal rate increases, with percentage increases ranging from almost 10 percent to 50 percent, according to analysis from the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). The […]

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Demand Surges for POPickup Mailbox Notification Service

PerSage, Inc., market innovator and leading provider of automated, wireless PO mailbox notification services, reported a surge in demand for its popular POPickup™ service that sends automated email and/or text message alerts directly to PO box renters when they have First Class Mail® or packages. The company attributes the increased interest in part to the […]

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For Those Doing Bulk Direct Mail

The US Postal Service has approved the first two-way postage indicia for reusable envelopes (great, they are going greener). EcoEnvelopes will make the envelopes for them. You will be able to use one-printed indicia – markings showing that postage has been paid – for both outgoing and reply postage on an envelope. These are available […]

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Americans Advocate Reduced Services to Help Postal Service

PRINCETON, NJ — When given a choice of three options for helping the U.S. Postal Service out of its financial difficulties, a majority of Americans prefer cutbacks in services — such as ending Saturday mail delivery and closing post office branches — to either government assistance or higher stamp prices. The Postal Service has lost […]

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Postal Service is setting the right example

Almost daily, there are reports of more people being laid off. It seems that most of the people in charge can only see as far as creating a temporary influx of funds. By doing this, they preserve their own excessive pay and bonuses instead of anything else to preserve jobs. The only company that seems […]

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Scammer targeting job applicants

With the unemployment rate at a 17-year high, job applicants are out in force. Unfortunately, so are those who would like to scam them. Perhaps the most widespread scam is one promising jobs with the federal government. This scam entices victims by claiming it can locate good-paying jobs, often with the U.S. Postal Service, and […]

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Postal Service may have to alter delivery

In an effort to cut costs, U.S. Postmaster General John E. Potter has asked Congress to allow the federal Postal Service to go to five-day delivery instead of the current six-day system. It would be unfortunate — and would cause headaches for businesses and individuals alike — to lose that extra day of service. But […]

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FIVE INDICTED FOR DEVISING AND PARTICIPATING IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR STOCK MANIPULATION

Defendant Co-conspirators Allegedly Profited in Excess of $41 Million in Illegal Securities “Pump and Dump Scheme” Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division and United States Attorney David E. O’Meilia for the Northern District of Oklahoma today announced the unsealing of a twenty-four (24) count indictment, returned by […]

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