Got an interesting bit of mail today, pretending to be ‘time sensitive’ ‘second notice’ ‘important documents’:
The from is ‘Records Division’, P.O. Box 2910, Kennesaw, GA 30156-9843.
Inside, there was a document labeled ‘T-2’ and titled ‘2020 Benefit Information For Idaho Citizens Only’.
Looks an awful lot like an IRS or state tax document, right?
Of course, after all of the official looking (but fake) text, they include ‘Not affiliated with or endorsed by any government agency.’ in small letters.
There’s also a web address, dmpoptout.com.
This fake ‘tax’ document is supposed to be mailed back to Direct Mail Processing, LLC P.O. Box 100080, Kennesaw, GA 30156-9912.
A quick google of dmpoptout.com brings up some interesting background on this company. ScamPulse in particular has some interesting reports – most of them about misleading mailings targeting elderly victims.
dmpoptout.com makes dubious claims of not being involved with the scam mailings they are handling:
Protect yourself and your friends and family by making sure they can recognize these scams. As always, if you believe you have been the victim of a scam, contact your state’s consumer protection agency.