ID Theft Ring Used COA Forms to Scam Stars

Scammers used Postal Service change of address forms to redirect stars mail

Investigators busted a massive identity theft ring allegedly operating out of a row home in Northeast Philadelphia Friday.

The scammers used the postal service change of address forms to redirect stars mail to their North Philadelphia home. Authorities said the pair allegedly used change of address forms to have their victims’ mail delivered to their home and used the personal information they obtained to create phony checks and credit cards.

Police said the list of targeted victims includes celebrity names like Donovan McNabb, his mother Wilma, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, Michael Vick and Microsoft founder Paul Allen.

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