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US Postal Service warns of online fee scam

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

April 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The United States Postal Service issued a warning Friday for consumers to be aware of a nationwide address-service scam.

Unauthorized websites are reportedly charging between $20 to $30 for filing change-of-address forms.

The USPS released a statement Friday noting the service is free of charge, and that no companies are authorized to perform the service.

Some consumers reportedly paid the fee but did not receive a change of address.

Postal customers can file a change of address through the USPS website, usps.com.

If you have information on this or similar scams, report it to Postal Inspectors online at http://postalinspectors.uspis.gov or call (877) 876-2455.