Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Postal strip scam

Wherever you may live in the world … watch out!! There is a new and most dreadful scam that is swift, skilful and chilling to the bone. It has been created by the ability of having post re-directed. Unknown to the individual (which could be you) scammers are re-directing post and by doing so are coming into possession with everything they need to empty bank accounts; apply for umpteen brand new credit cards and purchase whatever they like in an applicant’s name; to destroy peoples credit ratings; to literally become you if only for between a few days to a few months … It is something that can happen at any time even whilst you may be on vacation so always be vigilant. Report potential post losses to the postal service and check to see if your address has been altered on their mail lists. Be ready to cancel credit and debit cards. Check with utility companies if bills appear to be late. Guard yourself from this form of identity theft by keeping notes when you expect important mail deliveries to arrive.

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3 comments:

Ann said...

Now that is scary. Some people will go to any lengths to get what they want.

tahtimbo said...

This stuff is just getting out of hand. We try not to use the postal service unless we have to, because we have had several bad experiences with them losing our bills, etc, but I will keep a lookout. Thank you for the warning.

Lady Banana said...

It's actually quite terrifying and makes me realise how much we depend on a safe and secure postal service!

There are some evil minds out there for sure...