“You feel like a victim every day.”
If there was a poster child for identity theft. It would be this woman.
Violated so many times, she and her husband are scared to show their identity.
“Probably about a dozen times all together,” she said.
It’s not that they’re not careful.
“We’re very careful. We’re going on vacation. We notify our neighbors, we notify the bank, we notify the police department,” she said.
So imagine their shock, when after their home flooded and they had to temporarily move, they went to the post office to change their address, and no one asked them for ID.
“Isn’t it scary that you can go into the post office and change…that is bizarre so crazy,” she said.
We thought it had to be a fluke so we tried it ourselves, at not one, but two different post office’s.
“So, no ID no nothing? I can come in and say it’s me, I asked.
“That’s happened in the past,” said the postal worker.
At the second post office I asked “Well what if I am a thief and came in here?”
“Somebody did. They changed Mr. (sic) address. He didn’t even know. They opened up a Sam’s Club card,” the postal worker said.
Yet this is the post office’s policy. The only time you have to show I.D. is if you change your address online. More at WKYC TV