Suspicious mail may have the following:
- Restrictive markings: "Personal", "Eyes Only", or "Special Delivery"
- Handwritten or poorly typed addresses
- Misspellings of common words
- Excessive weight
- Excessive security materials such as masking tape, string, etc.
- Excessive postage
- Mailed from foreign country
- Addressed to title only or incorrect title
- No return address or can't be verified as legitimate
- Addressed to someone no longer with your organization
- Protruding wires or aluminum foil
- Rigid or bulky packaging
- Oily stains, discolorations, odors
- Lopsided or uneven envelope
- Crystallization or powdery substances on wrapper
- Ticking sound
- Shows a city or state in the postmark that does not match return address
- Damaged envelope or package
If a suspicious letter or package is received:
- Handle with care. Don't shake or bump.
- Isolate it immediately.
- Don't open, smell, touch, or taste.
- Treat it as suspect. Call local law enforcement authorities and, if appropriate, notify your supervisor immediately.
Things to look for when opening mail:
- Powders (any color)
- Liquids of any kind and color
- Oily or soapy residues
- Sticky or adhesive substances