How To Keep Scammers Who Abuse The USPS From Stealing Your Data

 

In this day and age, scammers are always finding new ways to steal your data

Tech watchdog Krebs on Security reports that the U.S. Secret Service sent an internal alert on November 6 warning that scammers are using the Informed Delivery feature “to identify and intercept mail, and to further their identity theft fraud schemes.” They also want to use the service to “surveil potential identity theft victims” on criminal forums, Krebs reports. The U.S. Postal Service’s Informed Delivery sends users an email every morning with photos of the mail they can expect in the day’s delivery.

The alert was sent in the wake of a Michigan bust, where seven people were arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards from mailboxes and racking up $400,000 in charges after signing up as those victims at the USPS website. 

Fusion IT's Kyle Wentworth dropped by West Michigan Live to discuss this scam and how you can protect yourself and your data from becoming a victim

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