FAIRVIEW, Texas – When Margaret Lepine discovered her mail-order prescription drugs had been forwarded to a Florida warehouse, she thought it was a mistake.
So she drove to the nearby post office and asked a clerk.
“She left, and came back a few minutes later, and said, ‘Yeah, you filled out a form,’” Lepine recalled. “I said, “No, I didn’t.’”
To Lepine’s surprise, an identity thief had filled out an online U.S. Postal Service change-of-address form, and had her mail forwarded to a Miami-area freight-forwarding company.