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Inspection Service offers holiday tips

A new Postal Inspection Service video shows customers how to use home security camera systems to protect their mail and packages.

Security camera systems are a popular feature for homeowners and can be a useful tool in helping to safeguard your mail.

In a new holiday public service announcement, the Postal Inspection Service says if you have a home security camera, make sure it captures activity at your front door and mailbox. If you catch mail thieves in the act, save the video and alert local postal inspectors.

USPS employees and customers can call the Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or submit an online report at

For more advice on how to protect your mail and packages this holiday season, go to the Inspection Service’s Holiday Readiness website.