University Police

Identifying Suspicious Mail Packages

  • No return address
  • Insufficient postage
  • Is addressee familiar with name and address of sender?
  • Is addressee expecting package/letter?  If so, verify contents.
  • Return address and postmark are not from the same area.
  • Wrapped in Brown paper with twine
  • Grease stains or discoloration on paper
  • Strange odors
  • Foreign Mail, Air Mail and Special Delivery
  • Restrictive markings such as Confidential, Personal, etc.
  • Excessive postage
  • Hand-written or poorly typed addresses
  • Incorrect Titles
  • Misspellings of common words
  • Excessive weight
  • Rigid Envelope
  • Lopsided or Uneven envelope
  • Protruding wires or tinfoil
  • Excessive securing materials such as masking tape, string, etc.
  • Visual Distractions
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