Here is some helpful information for those who have been affected by these scam artists:
First of all, PLEASE REPORT THIS to the LAS VEGAS POSTAL INSPECTOR at (702)796-5272. This is the DIRECT LINE to the inspector at the Post Office where P.O. Box 98835 is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The following is a publication from the U.S. Post Office regarding any type of scam and additional addresses where you can report mail scams and fraud it ... I hope this helps because these crooks need to be caught:
Project Mailbox IV For Consumers:
Catch the Bandit In Your Mailbox
When you get a solicitation by mail, fax or email that promises...
"You are a guaranteed winner of one of five valuable prizes!
"You have been selected to receive a fabulous vacation!"
...beware and prepare!
Project Mailbox IV:
Catch the Bandit In Your Mailbox, for Businesses
Don't pay for a FREE gift!
If an offer asks for money in advance to claim a prize or enter a contest, DON'T SEND IT!
If a solicitation looks like a government document, pitch it. The government doesn't solicit!
If you receive an unsoliceited check in the mail, read the front and back carefully. By cashing the check, you may be agreeing to be billed monthly for something you don't want or need!
Document your transactions, and keep the envelopes. They are proof that the mails were used for fraudulent solicitations!
Never give out your credit card or bank account numbers in response to mail from an organization you don't know!
Check out the organization with the Attorney General or Better Business Bureau in your state or the state where the organization is located BEFORE you send any money for any product or service. This is not foolproof: there may be no record of complaints if an organization is too new or has changed its name.
To File Complaints:
If you think you've been scammed by a mailbox bandit, contact:
Federal Trade Commission. You can file a complaint with the FTC online; by telephone: toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357); or by mail: Consumer Response Center, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Mail Fraud Complaint Center at 1-800-372-8347.
Publications & Resources:
Facts For Consumers: Catch the Bandit In Your Mailbox
Consumer Alert! How to Catch the Bandit In Your Mailbox
Business Alert! Business Directory Scams Try to "Give You the Business"
Press Release: Catch the Bandit In Your Mailbox 01/05/01
Government Agencies Private Organizations
Federal Trade Commission AARP
National Association of Attorneys General American Society of Travel Agents
Securities and Exchange Commission Better Business Bureau
United States Postal Inspection Service National Consumers League
Yellow Pages Publishers Association