Quick Answer: Can Someone Change Your Mailing Address Without You Knowing?

How can I tell if someone changed my mailing address?

Visit your local post office office during normal business hours.

If you don’t know the correct location or hours, call (800) ASK-USPS or visit usps.com.

Ask the postal clerk to check the records and see if any address changes were made in your name..

Is it a crime to change someone’s mailing address?

What Is Address Fraud? It is the illegal and unauthorized request to change someone’s mailing address, without their consent. The way this works is, individuals with bad intentions will complete a USPS change of address without the resident’s agreement.

Does USPS notify sender of address change?

When you submit a change of address to the USPS they forward your mail to your new address for 12 months, but do not notify any senders of the change. … When you submit a change of address to the USPS they forward your mail to your new address for 12 months, but do not notify any senders of the change.

How do I stop mail from going to my old address?

Go to any post office and request a change of address form or go to Welcome | USPS and do your change of address online, it will cost $1.00. Call your post office and ask for a change of address. They may have you fill out a card. That’s it.

Why did USPS charge me $40 to change my address?

The Postal Service charges $1.05 to verify identification of customers who change an address online. Websites with domain names that appear to be associated with the Postal Service, but are not, charge customers up to $40 to change an address and, in some cases, the change never gets made.

Is it illegal to let someone use your 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.

How do I stop someone from using my address?

If someone is using your address without your permission, you can return unwanted mail to the sender, file complaints with the USPS and USPIS, or contact the police to stop the person from using your address.

What do you do if someone is using your mailing address?

Contact your mail carrier and tel him or her that this person is using your mail address , but does NOT live in your home or at your address – Tell them how long this has been occurring and ask what you need to do to make certain that their mail doesn’t come to your address again.

Can you throw away previous tenants mail?

Yes, tossing previous tenants’ mail, withholding, or tampering with the contents within isn’t only illegal, but it’s considered a felony. Not everyone remembers or cares to alert the post office of their intentions to move. Unfortunately, the new tenants must redirect the mail from stacking up their current mailbox.

How do I start receiving mail at a new address?

To let the post office know you are going to change your address and want your mail forwarded to your new location, you have two options: Go to USPS.com/move to change your address online. This is the fastest and easiest way, and you immediately get an email confirming the change.

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

If the sender added dots to your address, you will still get that email. You will receive emails addressed to non dotted version of your email too. Spammers many a times enter random email addresses into the Bcc field to try to get people to respond.