What constitutes a suspicious letter or parcel? Here are nine indicators that should trigger suspicion when you receive letters and parcels.

1. Any powdery substance on the outside.

2. Are unexpected or from someone unfamiliar to you.

3. Excessive postage, handwritten or poorly typed address, incorrect titles or titles with no name, or misspellings of common words.

4. Addressed to someone no longer with your organization or are otherwise outdated.

5. Have no return address, or have one that can't be verified as legitimate.

6. Are of unusual weight, given their size, or are lopsided or oddly shaped.

7. Have an unusual amount of tape sealing the envelope or package.

8. Are marked with restrictive endorsements, such as "Personal" or "Confidential."

9. Have strange odors or stains.

If you receive any letter or parcel that you think is suspicious, call the University Police at 678-839-6000