Jacqueline – May 15, 2020
Victim Location 15317
Total money lost $59.95
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product
When I Googled "USPS Change of Address" I was redirected to this site which is NOT the USPS. The actual USPS charges $1.05 for an address change so when they asked for my credit card I entered it. Then they charged my account $59.95. The website and email confirmation both said nothing about a $59.95 charge. They are pretending to be the USPS.
Nancy – May 11, 2020
Victim Location 14424
Total money lost $60
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Pays for preferred SEO ads when a person searches "USPS address change" on a browser search engine resulting in people thinking it is the official USPS site they are using by clever wording and deception. Approx 105 people have been scammed according to the ScamPulse.com page. The website is suspected to be hosted in Nassau, Bahamas, but is using a Cloudfare server.
It doesn’t say anything about a charge when you are entering your card information to "verify your identity," and there is no price listed. People assume it is $1.05 as it is typically, but they charge $60+ for their "member perks," which is unclear what those even include. It is absolutely a shady practice if it is not an illegal scam.