BGPD Takes Report of Possible Postal Service Scam


On 2-21-2013 the Bowling Green Police Division took a report of a possible scam involving the US Postal Service. An e-mail was sent to a person indicating a package they were to receive was unable to be delivered. The person was not expecting a package and the e-mail went on to inform them that they should follow certain steps to print a label and present it to the US Post office.  The person was informed in the e-mail that failure to do so would result in a charge to the individual. The Post office confirmed the e-mail was not sent by the USPS. Persons should be alert to e-mails asking for information or requesting completion of a task that you have no prior knowledge of.