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I have never heard the US Department of Justice sending anyone such a letter. While there is no way to know for sure, it is likely a debt collector, who are known to impersonate legal authority to get your attention. They are not allowed to do this, and if the letter is a collector's letter, then this would be a $1,000 fine per violation under the FDCPA's 15 U.S.C. § 1692e.
In the off chance that it is an official letter, you would want to see it. And if it is not, then you would want to take it to an attorney who can likely turn it into an award for you. Ergo, it is in your best interest to pick it up.
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