Beware Of Bogus Change Of Address Websites

April 16, 2011 Updated Oct 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM EDT

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Beware Of Bogus Change Of Address Websites

April 16, 2011 Updated Oct 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM EDT


WESTERN NY -( release) Some unsuspecting postal customers wishing to change their mailing addresses online have been duped into paying for the service on unauthorized websites. The sites charge customers up to $30 to change an address and, in some cases, the change never gets made.

The U.S. Postal Service does not authorize any other company to process Change of Address requests. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service advises postal customers who wish to file an online Change of Address order to use the Postal Service’s Official Change of Address Form at www.usps.com. The fee is $1 and is collected for security measures; the billing address on the credit card is matched to the one in the address change request.

If you have information on this or similar scams, report it online at the Postal Inspection Service’s File a Complaint page or call 1-877-876-2455 and select option 3. To learn more about the latest scams, visit the Postal Inspection Service website.