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May a US YouTuber video record in a US post office without obtaining permission, and post the video to YouTube?

Poster 7 is a source of much argument/confusion amongst the online Auditing/Frauditing communities. YouTubers bring their cameras into US post offices and video the employees, citizens, walls, etc., ...
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Legality of police bringing firearms into federal post office

Is it legal for all police officers in the United States to carry firearms into post offices, which fall within the jurisdiction of the federal government, when called by post office employees?
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Are parcel forwarders to other countries legal?

There are online stores in the U.S. that don't ship to Russia. They say that customs house makes delivery "impossible". UPS delivery support told me that delivery to Russia is possible via ...
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International shipping question

Suppose that a private individual (A) who is resident outside the US sends a prescription drug to USA (nothing narcotics or can be abused ) for someone who can't afford the current US prices. Suppose ...
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Selling from UK to EU as a private seller on an online marketplace with no IOSS number - what to do?

I would like to ask a question that relates to this existing question: Do new VAT rules apply to gifts from non-EU countries? Suppose I am a private, non-business seller on an online marketplace ...
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Is there a legal standard for the dimensions on a mailbox flag?

I am specifically referring to the red flag on many curbside mailboxes, generally made out of plastic, which is toggled when mail is delivered. I'm quite certain, regardless, that any recognizable ...
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Is mailing from a fake address legal?

I know it is legal to send mail without a return address, but is it legal to mail with someone else's address? When I went to the post office the label machine did not have an option for "No ...
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How does discovery work for financial crimes?

There is a case in the news at the moment about the post office securing 736 convictions for false accounting and theft that later some were overturned on the basis of an accounting error made by an ...
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Action to take against UPS [closed]

I paid for UPS to deliver three parcels but they double charged me for that delivery. UPS charged me twice for that shipment, and refused to respond to my emails and calls asking them to refund the ...
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Actions to take against parcel delivery service that lost my parcels

I sent five parcels using a UK parcel delivery service called parcelhero. The parcels were collected by parcelforce UK. Only 1 of the parcels was delivered, another was returned to sender, and three ...
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What if a courier steals my personal information [closed]

Since I recently moved in another country (Italy), I wanted to obtain a local phone number. After I applied online for my new SIM card, I had to provide the telephony company with a copy of an ...
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Can the President fire the Postmaster General without involving the Post Office Board of Governors, or by replacing the Governors themselves?

Generally, the Postmaster General is appointed, and can be fired by, the Board of Generals. Is there a law or case law precedent that would likely allow the President to do any of the following: Fire ...
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Can a landlord submit a change-of-address on behalf of a former renter who refuses to do so?

My family owns a condo, and I recently moved in. The previous tenant refuses to have his mail forwarded because, as he says, "I don't want the junk mail, and everything important is forwarded ...
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"Intent to avoid payment of lawful postage"

I just found (here and here) it very surprising that, apparently, in the US you cannot just write a letter and drop it in someone's mailbox: even if you deliver it yourself, you still have to pay ...
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Is it legal to put someone’s mail in their mailbox?

If you printed up a flier and walked around shoving them into people’s mailboxes, that would be illegal because it is misuse of postal systems/property. But what if someone else’s mail gets delivered ...
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Is it a crime to take my own package from a delivery truck before it has reached my home?

Not that I would ever do this, but I'm curious: if I were to go into a stopped delivery truck and remove from it an item that is addressed to me, would this be a crime? If so what crime would it be? ...
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Do the Postmaster's actionsviolate 18 U.S. Code § 595. Interference by administrative employees of Federal, State, or Territorial Governments?

According to the US Code Title 18 Section 595: Whoever, being a person employed in any administrative position by the United States, or by any department or agency thereof...uses his official ...
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Refurbishment service by post, can the vendor disclaim responsibility for return shipping?

There is a vendor offering a service to refurbish and paint brake calipers. These items can sometimes have high value, several thousand pounds on the second-hand market. The vendor's terms and ...
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At what point do you become culpable for the content of packages addressed to you in the mail?

If someone was to address and mail a package to me that included something that was prohibited where I live either because I requested it or alternatively because they decided to for some reason ...
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How can it be legal for companies to send me random crap and then demand payment? [duplicate]

(Although I live in Sweden, I think this applies more or less globally.) Numerous times throughout the years, the most recently today, I have received snailmail notifications from the postal office ...
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Mail for Nonexistent Person? [duplicate]

Suppose I receive a piece of mail addressed to my house with my last name, but with a first name I have never heard of. (I don’t know anyone with that name.) It's from an organization I do have a ...
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Liabilities of countries as members of the Universal Postal Union

Bob, in country A, sends Alice, living in country B (one of the most corrupt countries in the world) a gift by air mail: some non-prohibited good stuff of a total weight 10 kg which will make Alice ...
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Can my apartment complex return packages to sender if they are not picked up?

I am living in California and I have received an email from my apartment complex manager that states that packages not picked up from the mailroom as of Friday will be marked return to sender. Is this ...
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What is the legal difference between loitering and loafing?

I have seen this sign below on a few United States Post Offices in my area of Virginia. The sign prohibits 3 acts: NO SOLICITING NO LOITERING NO LOAFING No soliciting is obvious. However, ...
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Having a registered home address in the UK without living there

My situation is the follwing. I am a student in the UK and my girlfriend is a working professional. I am eligible for a "residential assistant" position at one of the university's student halls where ...
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Legally, what agreement is entered into when posting a letter (in Germany)?

I am interested in what laws, either explicit or implicit, cover the delivery of a letter in Germany. I would imagine that if I accurately address a letter that contains content which is permitted, I ...
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Postage for letters to the pope sent from Italy

When royal forces defeated papal forces in 1870 and overthrew the Papal States, one of the various unsuccessful attempts to mollify the pope was a law saying that no postage need be paid on letters to ...
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