Mail carriers accuse USPS of faking Amazon delivery records so customers don’t get free stuff

November 16, 2017


Getting an Amazon package after it’s due may come with a silver lining.

CBS46 is uncovering how post offices in every corner of metro Atlanta are running behind schedule on deliveries, and if you’re expecting to get something important in the mail, it’s frustrating.

But, what if your late mail could help you get something for free?

If you order a package through Amazon Prime and it doesn’t come by 8 p.m. on the day it’s due, a former mail carrier tells us customers get secret perks.

“Amazon is supposed to give you a month of free prime,” says the former carrier.

The woman who left her job at the post office earlier this year asked us not to reveal her identity, because postal workers sign forms promising never to talk to the media.

She told CBS46 her former supervisors at the post office gave her specific instructions to misrepresent delivery times because, she says, they know what’s at stake if Amazon packages are late.

“At 7:15, whatever you have not delivered, pull your truck over to the side of the road and scan every single one of your amazon packages. We cannot have late packages because that will jeopardize our contract with Amazon,” said the former mail carrier.

CBS46 drove around and found a current mail carrier working in a different county who attested to the claims. She also asked to be kept anonymous.

“Basically, we have to falsify the timing, and a lot of carriers don’t want to do that, but we’re mandated to with a direct order,” she said.


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Deanna Trudell Holley

This is crap! FAKE news

Laurie Varela

Nahhh really?

Kelly K. Robinson

I’ve worked in 5 different offices in the last 3 years, and even delivered Amazon on Sundays, and I have NEVER been instructed to falsify ANY delivery times. Not even on USPS guaranteed expresses. We all know that management does things different ways in different areas, but it is not something praticed everywhere.

Pam McDaniel Cox

We have never been asked to do that and probably wouldn’t anyway… We are not paid enough to lie…??

Annettek Davis

Management would never falsify numbers, right?

Sheila Waldrip

It’s never been asked of the carriers in my office. And if they were to ask it of us. The answer would be no. I scan when I deliver not a minute before not a minute after. Falsifying records will get you fired. Direct order better be in writing. Cause ain’t no supervisor gonna rescue your ass when the bottom falls out.

Joy Scarborough

I’ve never been asked to falsify a scan on any item.

Michael Waite

I have joy. I didn’t do it

Joy Scarborough

I wouldn’t have if they asked, no way.

Denise Snyder

Never heard of doing that in our office.

Chris Ahern

Whose delivering after 800pm? I’m done by 300

Teri Slavik

Must be nice.

Padi Pierce

offices where the evaluations have been fictional since the Amazon trucks starting showing up a couple weeks after the last route count, in addition to not keeping subs because no one is getting paid right because of the aforementioned fraud.

Padi Pierce

bit of a run on sentence there, sorry

Chris Ahern

44k route 60miles and still under evaluation with Amazon. Delivering a 8.5hr route in 7hrs. Stop, drop and run!


Watch it Chris. Management will find a way to add to your route. LOL

Leah Sperl

Padi Pierce – You said it best – our office has adopted the “pretend Amazon doesn’t exist and do it in the same amount of time” attitude. 2 trips a day on 4 k’s everyday (12 k’s in the office). I’m an RCA and the only way we can get paid fairly is when they actually split the route because someone has to get kids from daycare before midnight… A couple RCA’s make $4 more an hour because they were hired before August of 2012, yet they get the same “benefit” that I do, the ability to have insurance. I… Read more »

Sherri Brock Little

Too easily tracked. I call BS. 10 parcels for 5 addresses all scanned within a minute of each other is obvious. If Supervisors or Postmasters are doing this they can kiss their jobs goodbye. You can’t argue with the scanners.

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