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Letter: Post office should verify before changing address

Post office should verify before changing address

Recently I saw on the TV news that a scam has happened when a change of address form from the post office was illegally used to change a person’s address without the resident’s knowledge. This was done by getting the form, putting in a new address and giving it to the post office.

A few changes could prevent this from happening in the future. When a change of address is needed, the form is picked up from the post office. Once filled out, it is critical that the form be returned in person. The post office would then need a driver’s license with photo to prove this is the correct person and current address. The clerk could then stamp it as correct.

This small change could prevent a huge problem. The post office would not have to have extra expenses to make this happen. All would be safer.

Barbara Cavallaro


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