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you moved in the past, you would go to the post office to fill out a change of
address form. Now, most people do this online.
those with an upcoming move should be careful: When you file that change of
address report, make sure you're filing with the U.S. Postal Service, the real
Warren recently moved to a new condo, and thought she'd change her address the
just did a Google search for ‘U.S. Postal Service' or ‘USPS change my address,'"
Warren said. "I was going to do it online to keep me from having to run into
the post office."
clicked on the first result that matched her search and found a site with a
blue banner. She entered her information and credit card number for
went ahead and followed the prompts on the website, and about two weeks later,
noticed a $19.95 charge on my bank account," she said. "It was from a website
then discovered that ChangeMyAddress.com is a private company, so she called
was really upset, and I asked, ‘What services do you provide other than I could
have gotten for free from the U.S. Postal Service?' And they really couldn't
answer me," she said.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) has received 584 complaints about
ChangeMyAddress.com, and earlier this year, they asked the site to be more up
front. The company's attorney says the site has recently complied with the BBB
request, adding wording to clarify that it is not affiliated with the postal
service, but it's still confusing.
isn't the only one. There are several other similar sites, with titles such as ‘United
Address Change.' Unlike the USPS, none of these websites are free.
nothing illegal about this, and nothing wrong with offering a service that
helps people change their address, but you can easily do it for free so you don't
waste your money.