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.