Why would former tenant use my address sending mail?
July 8, 2014 12:36 PM Subscribe
Why would a former quasi-tenant address a package to an erroneous address and write my address as his own? This package just got "returned to sender" and he hasn't lived here in 7 months! Should we be worried?
posted by Tarumba to Law & Government (25 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My SO and I had a troublesome tenant who moved out last January. One of the problems we had with her was that she invited over her boyfriend to permanently stay with us without any notice.
Today, we received a package addressed to an unknown person (address covered by a USPS sticker) and the sender of the package was the former tenant's boyfriend, who had written our address as his.
The USPS office return the package to the sender (our address) because it was impossible to deliver.
My question is: why would this man use our address to mail stuff? Should we be worried? We did not end the tenancy in the best of terms, and it makes me uncomfortable that he is using our address 7 months after he moved out of this house, after never being officially a tenant. This man and his girlfriend are not very responsible at all, and I am worried about what this box could contain. It also doesn't seem likely that this is the only time he has used our address as his, and we happened to find out. I feel it has to have happened more times.
A neighbor came and told us he came to look for this box a couple of days ago (it hadn't arrived yet) which also supports the idea that he is aware he is using an address (we thought he may have gotten confused).
What should we do if anything?