ATLANTA – Attorney General Chris Carr is cautioning Georgians who are planning a move to look out for fake change-of-address websites.
“This is another example of a government imposter scheme where bad actors are trying to trick consumers into paying large fees for free or low-cost government services,” Carr said in a news release.
With the change-of-address scam, fraudsters have created websites that look very similar to the legitimate U.S. Postal Service website. Even more insidious, they have purchased ads on Google linking to their sites, which appear at the top of a search listing when you enter a phrase such as “forward mail to new address” or “USPS change of address.”
When consumers click on these links, they often do not realize that they are not on the actual USPS website, which is USPS.com. Not only…