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Lafayette Campus-Wide Email

To: Lafayette Campus Community
From: Robert G. Walsh, Lafayette Postmaster
RE: Information from the U.S. Postal Service

As is the case with mail-handling centers throughout the nation, Lafayette’s post office is on alert for suspicious mail. If you have suspicions about any piece of mail, please contact the Office of Public Safety at 330-5330, 330-5333, or 330-4444.

The following information on what constitutes a suspicious letter or parcel is from the U.S. Postal Service.

Characteristics that should trigger suspicion include letters or parcels that:

— are unexpected or from someone unfamiliar to you
— are addressed to someone no longer with your organization or are otherwise outdated
— have no return address or have one that can’t be verified as legitimate
— are of unusual weight given their size
— are lopsided or oddly shaped
— are marked with restrictive endorsements, such as “Personal” or “Confidential”
— have protruding wires, strange odors, or stains, or emit a ticking sound
— show a city or state in the postmark that doesn’t match the return address

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