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Is it OK for someone to use your address?


  1. Is it OK for someone to use your address?
  2. How do I stop someone from using my address?
  3. Is it illegal to open someone else's mail?
  4. Why am I getting mail for someone else at my address?
  5. What can someone do with your address?
  6. Why would someone use someone else's address?
  7. Can someone sue you for opening their mail?
  8. Can someone give me permission to open their mail?
  9. Can you steal identity with name and address?
  10. Can you open mail with your address but someone else's name?
  11. Can I press charges on someone for opening my mail?
  12. How do I report someone tampering with my mail?

Is it OK for someone to use your address?

Nope you can't, unless your using it to comit or allow to be committed any law set in your country or state. (like tax evasion or money laundering) for any other reason it's fine.

How do I stop someone from using my address?

If you're receiving post addressed to someone else (either a previous occupant or otherwise), it can't affect your credit score. But understandably, you'll want to stop them using your address. Simply write 'not at this address' or 'moved away' on the envelopes, and post them back to the senders.

Is it illegal to open someone else's mail?

Yes. It is a federal crime to open or destroy mail that is not intended for you. If you intentionally open or destroy someone else's mail, you are committing obstruction of correspondence, which is a felony.

Why am I getting mail for someone else at my address?

Most of the time, if you're getting mail intended for someone else it's for one of two reasons: (1) it's for a neighbor and your postal carrier made a mistake, or (2) it's for the previous tenant or homeowner who lived at your address.

What can someone do with your address?

With a name and address, a thief can change your address via U.S. Postal Service and redirect mail to their address of choice, Velasquez says. With access to your financial mail, the thief may intercept bank statements and credit card offers or bills, then order new checks and credit cards.

Why would someone use someone else's address?

Usually unless they're using your address to receive something illegal. However, if they're using your address as a paper address, that's usually ok. Sometimes someone may not have a permanent address and they just want to use your address to get their mail.

Can someone sue you for opening their mail?

You could sue for the value of the item and any damages to your property. It would probably cost more to sue the person than you would get out of it. You can call the local police or the postal inspector. Mail theft...

Can someone give me permission to open their mail?

The federal law surrounding mail theft and obstruction only applies to unlawful receipt and opening of mail. With the addressee's permission, you may absolutely receive, open, and manage another person's mail.

Can you steal identity with name and address?

Identity theft is the process of stealing your personal information — like your name, address, Social Security number and email address — and using it without your consent. Identity theft can happen to anyone, and the effects can be more than just an inconvenience. Hackers may obtain your information in a data breach.

Can you open mail with your address but someone else's name?

No, it is illegal to intentionally open someone else's mail. However, if you accidentally open a stray piece of mail that ended up in your mailbox, it's not technically a crime. Can I keep mail delivered to me by mistake? If you receive mail addressed to someone else and keep it, you're still committing a crime.

Can I press charges on someone for opening my mail?

If someone else is opening your mail, you will have to prove it is deliberate not accidental. Call your police in their non-emergency number and ask about filing charges. You should also make an appointment with the post office and talk to them regarding your case. Ask to speak with the supervisor of the post office.

How do I report someone tampering with my mail?

Report suspected mail losses to Postal Inspectors by calling 877-876-2455 or at www.uspis.gov. Keep Registered Mail separate from other mail.



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