I went online to change my address. I followed instructions on the card the local post office gave me.....I went to USPS.com......I selected the first site that popped up. Unfortunately, it was NOT the postal service website, although it looks official. I selected all the information. At the end they asked for my card # and of course, I input my debit card information, only to discover there were 3 charges on my bank account of $49.95 each for this change of address. This site should be taken down.
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Change of address scam
Jul 30, 2016
Monetary Loss: $9.95
I typed in usps change of address , and clicked on this "Secure USPS ® Change of Address Filing — The Fastest Way To Change Your Address Online With The Post Office" thinking it is the United States Postal Service. I then proceed to fill out the change of address form and submit payment. not reading the fine print , for the fee charged, thinking it was the USPS. then I did not get a confirmation,so I knew something was wrong.
The website is FRAUDULENT. They give an Arizona address and they are actually in North Miami. They do NOT indicate that there is a charge and what the charge amount is. Then after it's been debited out of your account and you call "customer service", its takes several tries to get ANYONE to answer the phone. it was so bad, that it took 4 different people, a "pretend" supervisor to finally send an email saying they will refund FULL amount. These people are RUDE and STUPID! They don't let the customer speak and continuously talk while I was speaking, in addition to REFUSING to get their supervisor when asked. At first, they say No, they will refund all BUT $9.95. There was no way was I giving these CROOKS one red cent. Keep Track of your bank cards or report them stolen because they will try charging again.Reported to the BBB and Angie's List.
DO NOT PAY TO HAVE YOUR ADDRESS CHANGED!! IT's 100% FREE AS WELL AS GETTING ON THE DO NOT CALL LIST. Just Google the#
I moved recently and went online to change my address with the postal service. Somehow I ended up on this website: changemyaddress.org - which looks nearly the same as the usps website change of address. It asked for a credit card, which I gave thinking I would be charged the $1.00 USPS fee. I never got to a page telling me that, so I hit the back button and looked on each page to find a very small disclaimer stating my credit card would be charged $59.95 for the change of address. I immediately called their toll free number and talked to "Grant" who said I would get all these "free" offers if I don't cancel. Of course, I said, "NO." Grant then said he would be refunding all but $9.95 of the charge. I told him in no uncertain terms that my card is to be charged. I cancelled within MINUTES and charges would be disputed. I was told I would receive an e-mail with my cancellation and refund details and that my card would not be charged. However, I realized my mistake and contacted my bank and had my debit card CANCELLED and a new card sent. THESE PEOPLE ARE THIEVES - HOW DARE THEY TRY TO CHARGE YOU FOR SOMETHING THE POST OFFICE DOES FOR $1 ONLINE!!!! SHAME ON YOU.
i went to the usps website to change my address and it took me to this site which stole my money said it would be 1.00 and they charged my account 59.95 I am going to call my bank and report this as fraud