Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fake Postage Plagues Shanghai

In a tough economy, many people look for ways to cut back on expenses. For an unscrupulous few, those ways include counterfeiting postage stamps. Shanghai Post has had a rash of fake stamps coursing through their system, denying the organization of much needed revenue.

Most of the phony postage involves shipments overseas. To combat this revenue erasing plague, Shanghai Post has installed special equipment in 12 strategically identified offices to spot counterfeit postage. Anyone looking to send items overseas with stamps already affixed to the package prior to arrival at a post office will need to take their item to one of these locations.

Packages with overseas destinations can still be dropped off at other postal facilities so long as postage is purchased on-site.

Do you think counterfeit postage is a major problem in the United States?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think that people are incorrectly guessing the weight of an item on click and ship and that's more of a problem than counterfeit postage.