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Mon Sept 26 2016 11:55:35

USPS Forwarded Mail Scam Strikes Again?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina, 
"Re: Another Scam Online Sellers Must Worry About" - Link to Newsflash article

This happened to me but in reverse.  

A few weeks ago I found six forwarded mail notices in my mailbox, all from the same "moved from" addresses but different names. I suspected some type of scam and reported it to my local USPS office. Never received any other mail though.

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Mon Sep 26 19:36:18 2016

I had something similar happen to me as described in the Newsflash article.

I've had my post office box for around 25 years. Several years ago, I walked in to pick up my mail, and one of the clerks handed me a change of address card. On the card, it requested all the mail coming to my post office box be forwarded to a woman at an address in San Diego, California. The clerk stated she knew something was wrong because the name didn't match my last name.

I wrote the person a letter (without disclosing my name) and advised her that I was the true owner of the box, and that if she ever tried stealing my mail again I would file a mail fraud charge against her. I included her bogus change of address card. I never heard back from her, and I haven't had any problems along those lines again.

But I think it would be very easy to steal someone's mail by filing a change of address, knowing that the post office isn't all that proficient in leaving notices of any kind (i.e., you have a package that needs a signature, etc.).  

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Tue Sep 27 10:36:49 2016

I was a victim of USPS forwarding.

A buyer in Alaska has a son with the same name as his, the son moved to Texas and put in a forwarding address. The buyers package got forwarded to the son and he claimed he never received it and tracking showed it was delivered to Texas not Alaska.

It's the ONLY Paypal claim I've ever lost.

I haven't forgot the guy and that was 10 years ago!

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