They come wearing a uniform we all trust: the United States Postal Service. But the women making huge purchases, authorities say, are pulling an incredible ruse that’s already damaged hundreds of lives across South Florida.
The hunt is on to find those still on the loose who are pulling off one of the most clever schemes yet to steal your identity. Just about everyone knows the postal service worker who comes to your home and it’s that familiarity and faith that takes the scheme to new heights.
Federal Postal Inspectors say the good name of the U.S. Postal Service is being used to dupe employees at Home Depot into allowing the sale of items running into the thousands. Smiling women in postal uniforms buying just about everything: refrigerators, ovens, lamps, building supplies.