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Caution when using USPS "informed delivery" apps to "track" your case.

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"This week, the U.S. Secret Service issued an internal alert warning that many of its field offices have reported crooks are indeed using Informed Delivery to commit various identity theft and credit card fraud schemes"

 

More here:

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/u-s-secret-service-warns-id-thieves-are-abusing-uspss-mail-scanning-service/


Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06



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Thanks for the post, I didn't even consider people would do that.  I initially signed up just to make sure I was getting all my mails but now it's probably a good way to monitor for suspicious activity, like getting a credit card I didn't sign up in the "informed delivery" email.  Also having credit monitoring notify when someone does a pull on your credit is a good idea too.  

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4 hours ago, ThomasNC1988 said:

So moral of the story is to make sure you sign up.

This is correct. Basically exploit of informed delivery as Krebs describes is someone else signing up for it in your name. Them  they get notified when you get credit cards, etc so they know exactly when you try to steal them from your mailbox. If you preempt it by signing up yourself, it will make it that much harder for someone else to take over you account. Not to mention you will see notification like myjourney2018 said if there is credit card issued in your name that you didn't sign up for.

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~~moved to off topic from k1 process and procedures. Topic is not asking about K1 process. ~~


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