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Change of address scam charges for free service

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People who are moving and need to change their address are being targeted by scammers pretending to be the Post Office.

The companies charge people to put in a change of address with the Post Office, something that costs nothing in person or only $1 to do online.

It happens when people search online for how to change their addresses and sites that charge turn up in the search results. Consumers credit cards can be charged up to $40 for the service.

Among the sites: changemyaddress.com. This company charges $1 upfront and then tacks on more fees. Now these fees are not illegal, but they are somewhat dishonest, charging consumers for a free service.

Changemyaddress.com recently made a settlement to return these fees to 16,000 Ohio consumers.


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