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Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Jan. 19, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.32 percent during the week ending Jan. 19, down from one week earlier.

Dakotas (98.98 percent) topped the districts, while Western (97.81 percent) led the areas.

To see the latest results, go to the Enterprise Analytics site and select “Analytics Tools,” followed by “DES 2 — Scan Performance.”

Online defense. Identity theft is an invasive, disruptive and costly cybercrime. To protect your personal data, — the official guide to government information and services — recommends the following online security precautions:

  • Provide your Social Security number to reputable sources only when absolutely necessary
  • Never respond to unsolicited requests for your name, birthdate, bank account or other personal information
  • Protect mobile devices by enabling security features
  • Create complex passwords
  • Change passwords when your account with a company has been breached

If you suspect you’ve been a victim of identity theft, contact the Federal Trade Commission online or call 877-438-4338.

The CyberSafe at USPS BlueLiteBlue and sites have more information.

Call to action. Link is working on a story about young adults who shop using catalogs. Do you or someone you know fit the bill? If so, send an email to and a Link team member will be in touch.

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