CHICAGO (CBS) — Identity thieves go to great lengths to steal your identity. But all too often, scammers latch onto a relatively easy way to do it, using a loophole in the post office’s change-of-address system.
Donald and Debby Kroll found that out after they stopped getting expected mail. When they inquired about it at their post office, they learned their mail was being forwarded to an address in Florida.
“I couldn’t figure out who in God’s name forwarded it?” said Debby Kroll.
For 2 weeks, the Kroll’s bank statements, credit card bills and tax documents were being delivered to a vacant home in Pembroke Pines, Florida.