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Am receiving mail addressed to my home address, but someone else's name...

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ItLookHardToStartNewLife Wed 19-Oct-11 12:46:49

Few weeks ago I started receiving mail addressed to my home address but with someone else’s name.
Am not sure what to do? I keep sending it back, am scared someone might use my address for any kind of fraud.
Any advise pls?

I have to add, this is new build house and my family is the only one who ever lived here, therofe no option of previous tenants or so..

bran Wed 19-Oct-11 12:52:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BonnyBanks Wed 19-Oct-11 12:52:37

I don't have any advice OP but I'll be watching the thread with interest as the exact same thing has happened to us. I've bern putting everything back in the postbox marked 'not known at this address'. The name's a quite unusual spelling so I did google the person but the only hit was for someone in Ireland.

Whitershadeofpale Wed 19-Oct-11 12:55:07

Have you opened the letters to see what it is? It could be simple mistake from one of those address finders. If it's a bill or anything to do with money then worry but it could be nothing.

purplewerepidj Wed 19-Oct-11 12:57:17

Whitershadeofpale, it's illegal to open mail addressed to someone else...

CaptainNancy Wed 19-Oct-11 12:58:33

V odd. We occasionally get them, but this is an old house, not a new build. Maybe someone gave the wrong number on your road so they didn't get juk mail?

I just put 'Not known' on the envelopes and put them back into the post box.

ItLookHardToStartNewLife Wed 19-Oct-11 12:58:55

bran: no company name, and I DONT WANNAA open any letter which are not addresse do me, so for now I do the same as @bonnyB. I write "not know at this address" and put it back to nearest post box.
am jus so upset if someone try to use it for any kind of fraud! sad
@BunnyB: I will try to put their name in google search, but wouldn't say it would hepl..

CarrotsAreNotTheOnlyVegetables Wed 19-Oct-11 17:08:21

I always open mail addressed to previous owners of my house as they refused to give a forwarding address for their mail and we had several letters chasing an old debt of the daughters threatening bailiff visits.

If I get mail addressed to them I open it and contact the company to let them know this person has gone away.

The police have not yet beaten my door down to arrest me for this.

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