@SimpleByte, I experienced another kind of address fraud. I answered an online job ad and got "hired". They sent me the URL to a web site with their supposed address, and it looked real enough. I was supposed to edit some documents for them which I did. After I had edited about $200 of documents for them at our agreed upon fee, they sent me $4000 and claimed it was a mistake which could be rectified if I sent the $3800 to their comrade in the Ukraine. Suddenly I realized I'd been had and this was a money laundering scheme. I didn't send them any money and went to my bank and the police. Of course the address my supposed employers had given me was nonexistent and their web site was offline and no longer existed by the time the money scheme became apparent.
I looked up how to report fraud and sent an online complaint to some law enforcement agents and to the state attorney general. I have been quite disappointed in how little interest there was in trying to actually catch these crooks. My bank wasn't interested after warning me not to send them any money because in their experience the funds this type of criminal sends will bounce and I will be out money from my account and will be legally liable for it if my account doesn't have sufficient funds after the hot check from my supposed employer bounces. The cops didn't even want the emails I had printed out from these crooks and neither of the places at which I filed an online complaint ever followed up on my complaints. It soon became evident why this type of fraud is perpetuated so often. None of the agencies I thought would go after these crooks seemed to care enough to want to bother.