Buffalo man’s identity stolen after mail redirected to new address

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A North Buffalo man is trying to regain control of his identity. A scammer stole his personal information by manipulating the U.S. Postal Service.

He’s warning others to be vigilant and calling on the USPS to change its procedures.

When Evan Cominsky got a letter in the mail from the USPS, he didn’t think anything of it.

It said the USPS received a change of address order and all mail would be forwarded to “the person named below”, and his name was listed.

“It didn’t have any new forwarding address, it just said my mail was going to continue, it looked like continue coming here,” said Cominsky.

But then their mail stopped. The Cominsky’s went to the post office.

“We found out someone had been intercepting our mail for the last two months,” said Melissa Cominsky, his wife.

A scammer had filled out the change of address form to have all of the mail sent across Buffalo to Fox St.

Using information found in the mail, at least two credit cards had been opened in Cominsky’s name and thousands of dollars in charges racked up.

“Someone stole my identity and is walking around telling people they’re me,” said Evan Cominsky. WIVB TV Boston

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