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Is mail tampering a federal offense?

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Mail tampering is indeed a federal offense. The United States Postal Service has even printed a poster saying that 'Tampering with mail will get you a new home, new friends, and a new job'. Along with the words is an image of a man's hands in cuffs and behind bars. A mailbox is considered federal property, even if it is on private property and going through a box that is not on your property is a federal offense. Damaging a mailbox not on your property is also considered mail tampering.
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In short, yes. Tampering with the mail is a federal offense, and one that can be punishable with jail-time and fines. So, when it comes to stealing Netflix movies out of your neighbor's mailbox, or screwing with how someone retrieve's their mail, don't do it.
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