USPS requires ID proof when changing address in person at post office following scams

This comes as the USPS sees a skyrocketing number of fraudulent change of addresses.

Nadia Galindo

May 31, 2023, 9:31 PM

Updated 360 days ago

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The United States Postal Service is now requiring ID proof when changing your address in person at the post office.
Online addresses changes will include receiving a one-time security passcode through text.
People will also receive a validation letter at their old address and an activation letter to the new one.
This comes as the USPS sees a skyrocketing number of fraudulent change of addresses. 
Scammers look to use the information in your mail to open up credit cards and other financial gain.
"Somebody had attempted to open a credit card with TD Bank and attempted to call me and sent me an email," says Scarsdale resident Laurette Olson.
Authorities are warning the community to be vigilant with incoming mail and bills and periodically check their credit reports.


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