Fraud Order Law and Legal Definition

Fraud order is an order issued by the postmaster general to the post master of the office through which a person receives a fraudulent mail for conducting schemes which aims at fraudulent extraction of his/her money and property. The main aim behind issuing a fraud order is to prevent the use of mails as an agency for conducting schemes for obtaining money or property by means of fraud or fraudulent pretenses. A fraud order forbids a postmaster from paying any postal money order to the specified person. Upon receiving a fraud order the postmaster must return all letters to the senders, if possible, and in all other cases it must be sent to the dead letter office after stamping it as fraudulent.