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Subject: Lost book help?
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 11:55 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2007
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Okay one of the books I sent has been declared lost in the mail. However, in my email from the PBS system, it says this:

If you would like to ask USPS to find your unreceived book, you can contact USPS at 1-800-ASK-USPS or fill out the online mail loss/ recovery form at www.usps.com/postalinspectors (the Postal Inspection Service's website). This will help USPS try to recover your book if it truly has been lost in the mail.

Now I looked around on the website and couldn't figure out where the form was to fill out. Can anyone help?

Kim

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 12:03 PM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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Try this:

 

https://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/mailthft/mlntrcvd.htm

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 12:09 PM ET
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Thanks Charlie! How did you find that? Maybe I need some coffee.

Kim

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 12:26 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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How long has the book been "lost"?  Often, these things turn up sooner or later.  I've had 2 books declared lost in the mail, both of which turned up at the destination about a week later.  So, if it was just declared lost recently, give it about a week before filling out the form. 

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 12:39 PM ET
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The one time I had books declared lost in the mail, I filled out the form but never heard back from USPS.  The books did finally show up almost two months after I mailed them.  Good luck!

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 1:05 PM ET
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Thanks for the tips. I just feel bad for the person I sent it too. It was a brand new copy of a book. :( I'll wait and see what happens. I'm surprised it's lost as it went from MD to VA.

Kim