Suspicious Mail

Any person who receives or identifies suspicious mail should leave the item alone and not move it.

The person should immediately contact Campus Safety and Security, ext. 2111.

Tips for identifying suspicious packages:

  • Stains or discoloration
  • Leakage
  • Unusual odor
  • Item has been opened and a suspicious substance is visible
  • Restrictive markings, such as confidential, personal, etc.
  • Excessive postage
  • Excessive securing material, such as masking tape, string, etc.
  • Handwritten or poorly typed address
  • Incorrect titles
  • Titles but no names
  • Misspellings of common words
  • No return address
  • Address to someone no longer with your organization or otherwise outdated
  • City or state in the postmark that does not match the return address
  • Excessive weight
  • Rigid envelope
  • Noise
  • Lopsided or uneven envelope
  • Protruding wires and/or tin foil
  • Other irregularities that arouse suspicion on the part of the recipient