I just got charged for some other jerk to send mail.
October 23, 2012 3:24 PM Subscribe
This morning I collected mail from my PO Box, and was told there was another item with postage due. I paid the $1.50 and then was given three copies of form 3547, 'address forwarding service' for mail I never sent. How can I get this refunded and stop whoever sent it 'in my name'?
posted by jacalata to grab bag (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Possibly relevant: I possess PO Box 1, Seattle. The forms all look like this
, with different people as the recipients. I am guessing that this mail was actually sent by the Post Office itself, and maybe PO Box 1 is often 'the postmaster'? I asked the post office worker who gave me the forms what this was, and she said 'it's your mail! Please move, I have to serve the next customer'. I had to get to work, so wasn't able to stay and ask about it on the spot. I am planning to go back in tomorrow morning and ask what this mail is and try and a) get it refunded b) make sure this crap doesn't turn up again. (If it wasn't sent by the Post Office, is someone sending mail with my PO Box as a return address? I've had it for 4 years so there's no legitimate reason for that.)
So, question: anyone know what might have actually happened? What approach should I take tomorrow morning?