For second time this year, OPM warns of scam targeting federal annuitants

By Nicole Ogrysko – June 19, 2017 The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal employees of a second scam this year. This time, the scheme is an “aggressive marking push” by companies offering cash payments in exchange for all or part of beneficiaries’ annuity payments. These companies are offering cash payments typically worth less…

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Postal Service spanked over insurance ads

How Priority Mail insurance falls short When the U.S. Postal Service advertises that its Priority Mail service comes with $50 of insurance included, you might assume that it comes with, well, $50 of insurance. But that’s not always the case, and the National Advertising Division (NAD) has asked the Postal Service to make more clear…

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Counterfeit and Raised Postal Money Orders

By Richard P. Weiss Retail Associate, Fox Chase Station Founder/Writer, Postal991.com Counterfeit postal money orders continue to circulate, perpetuating havoc and hardship on unsuspecting victims. Con artists who, in many cases, reside overseas contact their victims via Internet chat rooms or other online meeting sites. They convince their targets that they have encountered problems cashing…

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Scammers claim to be USPS officials to get personal info

TULSA, Okla. – The postal inspection service received complaints from individuals nationwide about fraudulent emails and phone calls. The caller says a package was unable to be delivered. These emails and phone calls are attempts to gather personal identifying information. The email, which claims to be from the US Postal Service, includes a message related…

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Local change-of-address firm to pay $3M in refunds

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a settlement Monday with Change-My-Address.com, Change-of-Address.us, parent company Form Giant LLC, and its president, Matthew Riley. Consumers nationwide, and as many as 16,000 in Ohio, are entitled to refunds from the Montgomery-based Internet business that offers change of address services. A $3 million dollar national refund pool has been…

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