Backdating postage

New meters might "know" the correct date, but I bet there are still lots of old ones out there.Also, I think the PO is supposed to check metered mail they receive to be sent out, to be sure the date is correct, but if your envelope was in the middle of a big stack it could easily go undetected. This method of failing to advance the postal meter achieves the same fraudulent results as stamping an envelope on the same day and then advancing it as usual.

First, consider the structure of the stamp printed by a Pitney Bowes postal meter.This indicates that the imprint was made by a Pitney-Bowes meter, serial number 6829680.Finally, in the box on the right-hand end of the [indicium] is the postage value (29 cents)." So the numbers at the bottom of the stamp make up an identifying code for the postage meter that stays the same regardless of the date, amount, or location of the imprint.hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&c2coff=1&q=usps postal indicia&btn G=Search I appreciate the clarity of your response even if I don't like the answer.I wanted to know if I had proof that fraud had been committed.

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  1. Let’s say you find Aunt Nellie’s check stuffed into your junk drawer – but it was written more than six months ago. You can return the check to Aunt Nellie, explain the issue, and ask her for a replacement check, with the current date, of course.