TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 63 - MAIL FRAUD AND OTHER FRAUD OFFENSES
Sec. 1342. Fictitious name or address
Whoever, for the purpose of conducting, promoting, or carrying on
by means of the Postal Service, any scheme or device mentioned in
section 1341 of this title or any other unlawful business, uses or
assumes, or requests to be addressed by, any fictitious, false, or
assumed title, name, or address or name other than his own proper
name, or takes or receives from any post office or authorized
depository of mail matter, any letter, postal card, package, or
other mail matter addressed to any such fictitious, false, or
assumed title, name, or address, or name other than his own proper
name, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
five years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 763; Pub. L. 91-375, Sec.
6(j)(12), Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 778; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 339 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
321, Sec. 216, 35 Stat. 1131).
The punishment language used in section 1341 of this title was
substituted in lieu of the reference to it in this section.
Minor changes in phraseology were made.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $1,000".
1970 - Pub. L. 91-375 substituted "Postal Service" for "Post
Office Department of the United States".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1970 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 91-375 effective within 1 year after Aug.
12, 1970, on date established therefor by Board of Governors of
United States Postal Service and published by it in Federal
Register, see section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91-375, set out as an
Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 39, Postal
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