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Camgirl seeks mail forwarding service to protect her location.
July 13, 2013 7:42 AM   Subscribe

I'm a camgirl ("adult model") and I have clients who enjoy sending me things (lingerie, toys, the like). For obvious reasons I don't want my location to be revealed, so just getting a PO Box in my city really isn't enough for me. I would imagine that there are middleman services that allow people to send mail to a "fake" address which would then forward on to their real address. I found Aloha Forwarding but they only seem to ship outside the contiguous US... any other ideas? Thank you so much! (Anon for the same above-mentioned obvious reasons.)
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
According to their website, Mailboxes Etc. will let you rent a box from them, then forward any mail that comes in to your actual address, for a fee. Presumably, you could rent a box in a city other than the one you live in.
posted by decathecting at 8:08 AM on July 13, 2013


People who fly frequently for their jobs use these services a lot, so there was a long thread about them on the flyerstalk forum. Note: I was subscribed to the thread and some of the "reviews" that came later felt slightly fake/spammy, so I'd check for independent reviews before I signed up. I can confirm that earthclassmail actually exists (I've driven by it) and I believe the Las Vegas one (maillinkplus) has been around awhile, but I haven't used it personally.
posted by bluecore at 8:21 AM on July 13, 2013


I have used the UPS to forward mail to another address. You can choose how frequently you wish for them to send your mail and they charge your credit credit card the cost of postage to do so.
posted by Snazzy67 at 8:23 AM on July 13, 2013


You can also get a PO Box in a different city in case you live in a small town or something. My neighbor (a teacher whose students must've really hated her) used to do this so that no one knew where she lived.
posted by jabes at 8:42 AM on July 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wanderers' Mail Service will do this, I believe. I haven't used it myself but a friend used to while he was traveling.
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:09 AM on July 13, 2013


This kind of thing comes up a lot on RV forums. Well, not EXACTLY this scenario, but people who don't have a permanent address, need a street address and need to receive packages. I haven't used one yet, but I've heard good things about this company. This one is also well established.
posted by desjardins at 9:13 AM on July 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


I used Virtual Post Mail and was very happy with it.
posted by jaguar at 9:44 AM on July 13, 2013


I used Earth Class Mail when I traveled a lot a few years and was very happy with their service. They scan the outside of every piece of mail as it comes in and then you log in and select what you want done with each piece: forward to you, open and scan, archive, shred, etc.
posted by Jacqueline at 10:34 AM on July 13, 2013 [5 favorites]


Amazon lets you buy things for other people off their wish list(s) without disclosing their shipping address to you.
posted by ceribus peribus at 11:55 AM on July 13, 2013 [4 favorites]


I used EarthClassMail while I spent a lot of time overseas.
posted by grudgebgon at 12:13 PM on July 13, 2013


I would second decathecting's MBE recommendation. Assuming you don't live in San Mateo, I can personally vouch for the UPS Store (Mail Boxes Etc.) 7 West 41st Avenue. Been using them for years, and Mark totally reliable and very helpful.
posted by Gotanda at 4:44 PM on July 13, 2013


I was also going to suggest Amazon Locker.
posted by forkisbetter at 12:56 PM on July 16, 2013


This is also geared towards RVers, but provides a decent rundown of various services.
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posted by desjardins at 5:41 AM on July 19, 2013


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