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Fact or Fiction: Return to Sender
by Staff
The mail must get through. But what happens when it can't? See if you can determine which of these statements about returned mail are fact or fiction.

Greeting cards without sufficient postage will be delivered during the month of December.

  • fact
  • fiction

Let's say you want to avoid paying for postage, so you put the destination address on the middle-front of the envelope and in the return address area. Because there is no other option, the letter will be sent to the return address -- your intended destination

  • fact
  • fiction

"Return to Sender" is the name of a book.

  • fact
  • fiction

If you throw mail away that is addressed to a previous resident, could you be prosecuted?

  • fact
  • fiction

If it appears that the postage fell off of an item, the post office will deliver the piece of mail anyway.

  • fact
  • fiction

If a package has insufficient postage of less than seven cents, the post office will consider it close enough.

  • fact
  • fiction

If a letter/parcel is addressed incorrectly and has no return address on the envelope, it will be held at the local post office for seven days before being destroyed.

  • fact
  • fiction

At the Mail Recovery Center, undeliverable mail is opened to determine if it is important.

  • fact
  • fiction

If an undeliverable letter contains a check, it is returned to the address on the check.

  • fact
  • fiction

If mail containing items of value cannot be returned to the sender, postal employees can take the items home.

  • fact
  • fiction