ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A hacker from Houston used the United States Postal Service as a tool to successfully infiltrate a Round Rock couple’s bank account and steal their personal information.
Vicki Tran said she was alerted to suspicious activity when she didn’t receive her mail for several days.
When she brought this to the attention of her local post office, she found out someone had officially re-directed the mail to Houston to buy time to apply for high fee credit and debit cards in her and her husband’s name.
Vicki Tran and Tom Pham sit in front of a mountain of documents. It’s three weeks worth of evidence they’ve built in their case of mail fraud and identity theft. (Courtesy: Alex Caprariello)
Tom Pham, Tran’s husband, said he’s had to reach out to his bank, credit agencies and other companies who have opened up accounts in his name to alert them to the fraud.