Scammers Use USPS Online Change of Address To Steal Woman’s Identity

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.

The local woman said the day after accounts were opened in her name and that loan was taken out, her mail started going to a stranger’s house and then piling up at the post office.
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