Gottheimer Combats “Change of Address” Fraud and Identity Theft
PARAMUS, NJ — Today, March 27, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced new action to combat the shocking surge in “change of address” fraud, including calling for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to strengthen authentication processes and require two-step verification if you change your address, and for the USPS Inspector General and the Postal Inspection Service to fully investigate “change of address” fraud and identity theft and prevent it from happening to anyone else.
Gottheimer is sending a bipartisan letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy demanding answers on how DeJoy is planning to strengthen authentication processes, increase public awareness, and implement systems to protect Americans, prevent “change of address” fraud, and uphold the integrity of the USPS.