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Subject: ??? for USPS employees
Date Posted: 5/21/2009 8:39 PM ET
Member Since: 10/16/2006
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This question came up elsewhere.  Did the USPS do away with form (ithink it was called) 1510--report of loss or rifling?  Years ago, I'd file this form from time to time when a book I mailed didn't get to its destination. Thankfully, I haven't had to for a number of years, but someone else in another context asked me about how to track a package without DC on it.   I realise it's nothing more than a glorified "please check behind your sorting tables to see if this fell down behind it" request, as well as a request to the dead letter office, but I don't see any reference to it on usps.com or in the DMM anymore.  Is it gone?

 

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Leo

 

 

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 8:23 AM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2007
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Yes and no. The paper version is no more. The only way to file one now is to file it on the postal inspectors website. That form is basically a way for the inspectors to track where "lost" packages are going. If they get complaints about a large number of packages that dissapper and they are all going through the same facility, the inspectors start watching that facility.

There is no way to track a package without adding a tracking service. The form 1510 will not "track" a package.