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Thinking about applying for a job with the United States Postal Service (USPS)? Make sure you’re dealing with the real thing. Scammers advertise jobs that don’t actually exist to try to steal your money and personal information — and one way they do that is by pretending to be USPS. So how do you know if that postal ad or offer you get is a scam?

Let’s start with how this might play out: a scammer posts an ad or listing for a (fake) mail processor or other job at USPS. It links to a website that looks like a real USPS website, with the logo and everything…but it’s a copy. And when you reach out, they tell you there’s a fee for a “registration,” “application,” or “employment” package. Or a fee to apply. Or a fee to take the Postal Service exam. See a pattern here?

No matter what they say, here’s the takeaway: It’s always free to apply for a postal job. And information about job openings with USPS is free and available to everyone.

So remember:

  • Don't pay for the promise of a job. Honest employers, like USPS and other government agencies, will never ask you to pay to get a job. Anyone who does is a scammer. If you ended up paying a scammer, contact the company you used to see if the payment can be reversed.
  • Use official websites — like or — to find and apply for jobs with USPS or other government agencies.

And if you see a job scam, or lose money to one, report it to the FTC at

It's free to apply for USPS jobs. Don't pay to apply or take an exam for a postal job. That's a scam.
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April 11, 2024

Great advice! I wished I had learned about
Very helpful information! My Sister is grateful as well! Thank you

Barbara Eaton
April 11, 2024

Great info. I was a government employee for 30 years.

April 16, 2024

Scammers are just in the corner wherever you for living.
Technology makes us easy to apply Job that you don’t have to go the exact locations but we have to be careful not to go in the wrong people.

Clyde Tolson
April 23, 2024

In reply to by Editha

Site is a SCAM operating from Burberry Way, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. Look exactly like the USPS site. BUT they ask for a Registration Fee of $39.

Clyde Tolson
April 19, 2024

The website falsely advertised that they are USPS online and stupid me, i paid thinking I would see the actual application. Firstly, there was no opening in my city like they had advertised online, secondly, I realized they were a scam and asked for a refund and they said that I needed to wait 30 for money back guaranteed, should I not be chosen. How am I supposed to be chosen if there is no opening in my area. I did as they suggested to apply in a different city and I did and ended up not being selected. Then they said take an assessment. How in the world do I force take an assessment I was never given or considered for. Basically, this company is a big joke and runs you in circles.

April 26, 2024

They r using Amazon part time requirements job so everyone trusted on them

Quovadis Burwell
May 14, 2024

Beware: Scammed by!

I recently fell victim to the deceitful tactics of, and I must say it was a complete nightmare. Initially, I was thrilled at the prospect of applying for a job with the United States Postal Service through their platform. Little did I know that I was about to be taken for a ride.

First off, they charged me an outrageous $89 application fee, claiming it was a standard part of the process. Foolishly, I went along with it, thinking it was legitimate. However, as I delved deeper, I realized I had been duped. The United States Postal Service does NOT charge any fees for employment or taking postal exams. I felt like a fool for falling for their scam.

To make matters worse, when I tried to reach out to their customer support for a refund or clarification, I was met with silence. No response whatsoever. It's clear they have no intention of providing any sort of legitimate service or support to their customers. They're just out to make a quick buck at the expense of unsuspecting job seekers.

It's appalling to think that there are companies out there preying on people's dreams of finding employment. is a prime example of such despicable behavior. They not only stole my hard-earned money but also shattered my trust in online job platforms.

I urge anyone considering using to steer clear. Don't make the same mistake I did. Save yourself the headache and financial loss by avoiding this scam at all costs. Trust me, you'll thank yourself later.

In summary, is nothing but a scam operation, and they deserve to be shut down for good. Shame on them for taking advantage of innocent job seekers like myself.

1 star out of 5. Avoid at all costs!

A Disappointed Victim