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Suspicious packages


Be cautious of suspicious packages and mail. Here are some of the warning signs to look for:

  • Packages or letters that have no return address or inappropriate or unusual labeling 
  • Excessive postage 
  • Handwritten or poorly typed addresses 
  • Misspellings of common words 
  • Incorrect titles or title without a name 
  • Not addressed to a specific person 
  • Marked with restricts, such as "Personal," "Confidential," or Do Not X-Ray." 
  • Marked with threatening language 
  • Postmarked from a city or state that does not match the return address 
  • Soiled or stained packages 
  • Strong odors emitting from packages or letters 
  • Powdery substance felt through or appearing on the package or envelope 
  • Lopsided or uneven envelope 
  • Excessive packaging material, such as masking tape, string, etc. 
  • Excessive weight 
  • Ticking sound 
  • Protruding wires or aluminum foil.

If a package or envelope appears suspicious, DO NOT OPEN IT. CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.