Stamp Frauds

Stamps have value, and counterfeit postage costs the U.S. Postal Service millions of dollars each year. Three groups fall victim to stamp fraud: the Postal Service when fraudulent postage is used on mailings, people who use counterfeit stamps as postage and philatelists who seek to acquire supposedly rare stamps.

Alleged fake first day cover of the 6-cent Tricycle stamp issued in Childs, Maryland on May 6, 1985.
In 1989 inspectors collected and tagged this alleged fake first day cover of the 6-cent Tricycle stamp issued in Childs, Maryland on May 6, 1985.
In 1989 inspectors collected and tagged this alleged fake first day cover of the 6-cent Tricycle stamp issued in Childs, Maryland on May 6, 1985.