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Suspicious Packages or Envelopes

Maintain a heightened awareness for unusual things such as suspicious packages or letters. Some characteristics of suspicious packages and envelopes include the following:

  • Inappropriate or unusual labeling
  • Excessive postage
  • Handwritten or poorly typed addresses
  • Misspellings of common words
  • Strange return address or no return address
  • Incorrect titles or title without a name
  • Not addressed to a specific person
  • Marked with restrictions (eg, “Personal,” “Confidential,” or “Do not x-ray”)
  • Marked with any threatening language
  • Postmarked from a city or state that does not match the return address