Woman warning others and demanding a change from the postal service after mail hijacked

October 11, 2018

EAST COCALICO TWP., LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A woman in Lancaster County is warning other people after she says she fell victim to a mail scam.

She says someone changed her mailing address, sending her packages and letters nearly two thousand miles away to part of Montana.

Kathy Nolt calls it a nightmare – having her mail hijacked and sent to another part of the country.

“Don’t think it can’t happen to you, because it definitely can happen to anybody,” Nolt warned.

She says somebody forged her signature on a United States Postal Service change of address form without even providing identification.

“How can somebody in this day and age go to the post office and fill out a piece of paper and get their addressed changed, without an ID?” she questioned.

Nolt says the person forwarded her mail, packages, and even prescriptions from East Cocalico Township to Billings, Montana.

“It was very stressful for two days, because I went out and I just kinda what they call the nuclear on my credit reports. I froze everything. I got new bank. I changed all my passwords,” she explained.

Nolt received this letter from the post office October 1st, a document confirming she had made the change, nearly two weeks after somebody made the request.

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AlaMaiLady

I can’t believe this hasn’t been done before. It’s baffled me since I started working as a carrier in 1992. Anyone, anywhere, with a paper C.O.A. form, can forward anyone’s mail. No I.D. Just drop it in the mail stream. It’s so stupid…. but what do I know.

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