Be Careful when Changing your Address - SCAM ALERT

Reblogger Debra Leisek
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska

Scams are born every minute I guess.... 

thanks to Joan Cox  for her information on this scam! 

Be careful People!

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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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debra. Timely information from Joan as I get ready for an address change. Thanks. Enjoy your day!

Apr 09, 2018 03:51 AM #1
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thank you Debra for this reblog, and good to get this scam out to those moving! 

Apr 09, 2018 06:09 AM #2
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Hello Wayne Martin I gues Joan Cox  warned us just in the nick of time!!!

Thank you Joan!!

Apr 10, 2018 12:32 AM #3
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
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Yes, I saw this from Joan. Hope the reblog helps others learn about this before they get scammed. Have a great weekend, Debra. D 

Apr 21, 2018 07:52 AM #4
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