Be Careful when Changing your Address - SCAM ALERT

Reblogger Roy Kelley
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BE SURE you are on the Official United State Postal Service site before you enter a credit card, and the fee is JUST $1, not $39.95!

Original content by Joan Cox DRE# ER40011786

 

 

I had a buyer call stating she was a victim of a scam and that I should help get the word out so many more are not affected when changing a home address. 

 

Change of address

She likes to do most things on on-line versus standing in line, so she went onto USPS's site to fill out a change of address form.   She was shocked the price went up so much for changing her address, but went ahead and filled out the on-line form as well as her credit card information.   She got a confirmation number.

 

Having to mail something yesterday, she asked the clerk why the huge increase in changing her address, and they stated there is another web site that LOOKS like theirs, that charges $39.95 (versus the $1 the post office charges) and they forward this information to the Post Office.    This will absolutely get the change of address done, but this middle person is collecting LOTS of dollars from their victims!      My buyer was going to dispute the charges, but what happens with her mail then?     There is no phone number on this web site, and the email listed on this site is bogus.    You get sucked in.....

 

So, bottom line --- BE SURE you are on the Official United State Postal Service site before you enter a credit card, and the fee is JUST $1, not $39.95!

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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One more thing that consumers need to be aware of in real estate !

Jun 06, 2018 02:23 AM #1
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope others will read it too 

Jun 06, 2018 03:27 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
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Great reblog, James. I read the original and it's an important issue to remind our moving clients about.

Jun 06, 2018 03:42 AM #3
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Gabe Sanders
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Great re-blog, Roy.  I've seen this scam with many of my customers and do my best to warn them.

Jun 06, 2018 04:37 AM #4
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Roy Kelley,

Excellent post to re-blog. I remember reading this one. One more thing that consumers need to be aware of when changing their address.

Jun 06, 2018 04:51 AM #5
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Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Joan Cox

Jun 06, 2018 05:06 AM #6
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Joan Cox
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Thank you Roy for the reblog, this one is a biggie, and anyone moving should read this one.

Jun 06, 2018 05:08 AM #7
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Brian England
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There are definitely too many scams out there for us to have to worry about, we have to be careful these days.

Jun 06, 2018 07:33 AM #9
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Debbie Reynolds
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That kind of thing is being done very often to scam users. Thanks for getting the message out.

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Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

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