It’s anger at the scammers, the banks that allow it and the 60632 post office that claims to be investigating. Now, someone is cashing in is flipping the script, editing out Ken’s company name as the payee and inserting the name and actual address of someone in the suburbs.
“There’s an actual place in Markham, I don’t know if it’s the actual person or if the person stole his information,” Pecho said.
So, CBS 2’s Chris Tye went to Markham to find out.
The person whose name was edited onto that check did live at the address. He’s 19, but no family wanted to talk on camera or off about whether he was a scammer or had his identity stolen to complete the scam.
“More and more checks are disappearing,” Pecho said. “I’d love to see people get a perp walk out of the branch, but I’m more concerned that this stop.”
CBS 2 has repeatedly asked the post office how many cases like this it is seeing and where they think the theft is occurring. They refuse to offer up any details on frequency, claiming its an open investigation