It is illegal to ship or receive marijuana by mail. Interstate shipment of marijuana is a federal offense. To report such cases you may reach the appropriate Postal Inspection Service office: (877) 876-2455 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in all time zones.
I’ve been scammed. What should I do?
You may wish to file a report with the appropriate authorities and/or your regional fraud reporting center — such as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov) and/or if you are defrauded by someone you met in person, contact your local police: USA Police Department Directory
You may also contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices. To file a complaint, visit http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm, call 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357), or write to the following address:
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, D.C. 20580
Here are a few ways that you can avoid scams.
- Never deposit or wire funds into any account.
- Never send cash via any mail courier.
- Fake cashier checks and money orders are common.
- PayPal/Google Wallet allow transaction disputes upto 180 days old and may reverse funds to original sender.