Department of Homeland Security

Counterfeit Money Orders and the Nigerian Scam

At Customs and Border Protection we sometimes have over a hundred counterfeit money orders in one shipment. Each name on the counterfeit money order that we do a seizure on has to be sent a letter from the Fine and Penalty office that is time consuming and costly.


I found that when you make a counterfeit money order shipment seizure to take it to the Postal Inspectors Office down the street and they will sign for all of them. They do not send all the paperwork to the person like we do, so it works out to save everyone a lot of time and money for each agency.

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Idea No. 7281