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You Can Keep Yourself Safe From Suspicious Packages

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Recently in Tennessee, a couple was killed after a package delivered to their house exploded.  Despite the constant threat of incidents like this, the US Postal Service has protocols in place to prevent tragedy.

Workers are trained to spot suspicious packages and keep them from being delivered.  Rules are also set up to prevent sending hazardous materials like gun powder and other explosive substances.

When you receive a package you aren't expecting, there are certain signs to look for.  If you don't recognize the mail, contact the person on the return address label and ask what it is.  If the label isn't official, or the label contains lettering from magazines or fictional characters, this is suspicious.  The same goes for unmarked or fake stamps.  If any of these things occur, contact the postal service and/or law enforcement.

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