It seems that the online
mail order outfit Amazon.com has fallen foul of the US postal service.
online retailer said in the annual report it recently filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission that it was being investigated for breaking US postal
service rules. The company has not provided any elaboration although the
Postal Service's law enforcement arm, said the investigation is ongoing, but he
declined further comment.
The US Postal Service relies upon e-commerce
retailers for business, since a lot of mail has now gone electronic. If Amazon
has been short changing the Postal Service on its postage then the Postal
Service could be losing millions each year.