Suspicious Packages

In October 2001, anthrax attacks were made through the mail. Since then, the United States Post Office and other government agencies have provided information to the public regarding suspicious packages. You can help prevent and deter terrorism by learning to recognize suspicious packages and handle them properly.

Recognizing Suspicious Packages

Look for the following characteristics when evaluating a package.

Inappropriate or unusual labeling:


Other suspicious signs:

Handling Suspicious Packages

If you receive a suspicious package:

If you have already opened a package that may contain hazardous materials:

For more information about suspicious packages or security in business mail centers, visit the United States Postal Service publications page.


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