Woman warning others and demanding a change from the postal service after mail hijacked

EAST COCALICO TWP., LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A woman in Lancaster County is warning other people after she says she fell victim to a mail scam.

She says someone changed her mailing address, sending her packages and letters nearly two thousand miles away to part of Montana.

Kathy Nolt calls it a nightmare – having her mail hijacked and sent to another part of the country.

“Don’t think it can’t happen to you, because it definitely can happen to anybody,” Nolt warned.

She says somebody forged her signature on a United States Postal Service change of address form without even providing identification.

Source: Woman warning others and demanding a change from the postal service after mail hijacked | WPMT FOX43

  • ajayon

    When a forward is generated the postal patron is notified at the old address in case of mail fraud. However I have personally seen those envelopes forwarded to the new address either by the mail carrier or the Postal Services automatic forwarding system. When that happens the real owner doesn’t see anything until they notice they are not getting any mail. A better way would be that whenever a forward notice is given to a local Post Office that office generates and delivers a form to that address notifying them of the change order. This way the notification form should always be delivered and never forwarded.