From the Objective: "Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's response to mail fraud and mail theft during the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. After we began the audit, we received a congressional request from seven members of Congress asking us to identify what actions, if any, the Postal Inspection Service had taken to address the increase in mail theft during the COVID-19 pandemic. [...] Postal inspectors are responsible for investigating complaints of mail fraud and mail theft committed by non-postal employees, even if the fraud originated over the phone or via the internet. In March 2020, the Postal Inspection Service created four mail fraud and mail theft program areas to help postal inspectors prioritize cases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program areas are (1) Economic Impact Payment Protection and Theft, (2) COVID-19 Consumer Fraud, (3) Hoarding and Price Gouging, and (4) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Fraud."
United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, Audit Report No. 20-305-R21