COBB COUNTY, Ga. – When Chris Staros received a text message about a duplicate credit card he didn’t order last year he jumped into action.
“I said, ‘Well where did the card get mailed to?’ They said, ‘To your home address,’” Staros said.
He told Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Nicole Carr that he became concerned when he realized the card never arrived.
“What I didn’t realize was that they had impersonated me and opened up an informed delivery account at the United States Postal Service,” Staros said.
Informed Delivery is a feature offered by the U.S. Postal Service that allows individuals to digitally preview their mail before it arrives.
Staros said in his case it was the crooks previewing his mail. They were also redirecting some of it to another address. He immediately shut down the account.