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    Danger is my business! oneupper's Avatar
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    Suspicious Mail. What to Do?

    I just got a letter at my address directed to someone else.

    I do not recognize the name as a neighbor or previous owner of this house (I've been here for 7 years).

    Its from TurboTax with a plastic card inside, making me presume it's somebody's tax rebate. But the address and name make me suspicious that it may be a fraud.

    So. Do I just give it back to the mailman? or should I go to the post office with my suspicions? Or to the police?

    My wife suggest destroying it, but I think that would be illegal.

    Suggestions?
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    Re: Suspicious Mail. What to Do?

    Have your wife open it.
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    Re: Suspicious Mail. What to Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    I just got a letter at my address directed to someone else.

    I do not recognize the name as a neighbor or previous owner of this house (I've been here for 7 years).

    Its from TurboTax with a plastic card inside, making me presume it's somebody's tax rebate. But the address and name make me suspicious that it may be a fraud.

    So. Do I just give it back to the mailman? or should I go to the post office with my suspicions? Or to the police?

    My wife suggest destroying it, but I think that would be illegal.

    Suggestions?
    If you have the time, I think I'd take it back directly to the post office. They can decide how to handle it. They may well send it to their mail fraud investigators.
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    Re: Suspicious Mail. What to Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    I just got a letter at my address directed to someone else.

    I do not recognize the name as a neighbor or previous owner of this house (I've been here for 7 years).

    Its from TurboTax with a plastic card inside, making me presume it's somebody's tax rebate. But the address and name make me suspicious that it may be a fraud.

    So. Do I just give it back to the mailman? or should I go to the post office with my suspicions? Or to the police?

    My wife suggest destroying it, but I think that would be illegal.

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    Have the postal service send it back as an incorrect address. Let Turbotax contact the account that they provided an incorrect address. Or the account will contact Turbotax saying they haven't received something they requested.
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    Re: Suspicious Mail. What to Do?

    Just send that plastic card to me and we will go from there.
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    Re: Suspicious Mail. What to Do?

    You can mark it "Not at this address" and/or attach a note to it if a trip to the post office or waiting for your mailman is too much trouble.
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    Re: Suspicious Mail. What to Do?

    "Return to Sender - Wrong Address" is the only answer as far as I'm concerned.

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    Re: Suspicious Mail. What to Do?

    Perhaps a "check your credit report" suggestion might be in line here.


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