Government Look-Alike Mail

That brown envelope in your mailbox looked so official you thought it was from a government agency. Even the name, return address, and seal looked official. Such mailings can be deceptive and confusing, and are sometimes illegal. They typically contain sweepstakes solicitations or requests for donations to political causes. Such mailings are no longer allowed unless:

Carefully read the material inside the envelope to determine if it really is from a government agency.