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The U.S. Postal Service has over 31,000 retail facilities—a network reaching into almost every community in the nation. As demand for some mail products has declined, USPS has been unable to cover its costs as it is required to do—putting it on our High Risk list.
What GAO Found Public Housing Agencies (PHA) have reported various types of fraud schemes against Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants, including older adults, but were aware of limited instances of such schemes.
What GAO Found The financial technology (fintech) industry is generally described in terms of subsectors that have or are likely to have the greatest impact on financial services, such as credit and payments.
What GAO FoundOlder adults are being financially exploited by strangers who inundate them with mail, telephone, or Internet scams; unscrupulous financial services professionals; and untrustworthy in-home caregivers.
Because many consumers are still subjected to mail order problems, mainly late delivery, GAO reviewed the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) activities concerning the monitoring, enforcement, and evaluation of the mail order merchandise rule.