Scammers use USPS change of address system to steal woman’s identity

FULTON, Ky. — A local woman says someone from Nigeria stole her identity, opened multiple accounts in her name and took out a big loan, all things she says she probably would’ve caught except she stayed in the dark for weeks because scammers managed to stop her mail.

The culprits used a free online change of address service known as "Updater, Inc." That website then forwarded the information to the postal service.

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  • earl

    doing a COA on line is not a good idea.

  • bob komar

    WHAT DO YOU EXPECT..WHEN YOU HAVE MORONS IN CHARGE!CONGRESS (ALL THOUGH NOT TOO MUCH BETTER) INVESTIGATE THE KLOWNS RUNNING THE PO.THEIR ONLY INTEREST IS TO MAKE $$$$ FOR THEMSELVES..AND BLAME THEIR WOES ON THE REAL WORKERS THE CRAFT!