(Closed) Anyone else had things stolen by USPS?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

A Couple years ago I never got the Verizon rebate card they inisted they sent me, but I’m not sure if that was the USPS or someone “checking” my mail.

I think you need to contact the post office and tell them what is happening, and how your mail is being delivered. Also, you might want have everyone send cards or whatever to a secondary address you feel comfortable with.

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wonder if someone else is going through your mail at the box.  I mean yeah it’s possible that it’s the carrier but you’d think they would hire people who understand that mail fraud is a felony.  I’m sorry you are having problems with them, I’ve heard it’s hard to get in touch with someone there.  You might want to go in person to the local office instead of calling (a pain I know).

Post # 6
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

trying to do anything at the post office will take at least 30 minutes of your time waiting – whether it’s in person, or on the phone. I would insist they give you a free PO box until they can figure out what the issue is with the person cutting up your packages and things. it may or may not be the carrier, there is no way for you to know without some kind of booby trap!

Post # 7
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I like @melissabegins’ suggestion for a PO Box.

Post # 10
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That is scary! I deal with Canada Post, and although I haven’t had anything stolen (thankfully), the last package I did get was mega damaged. It looked like a rabid dog got into it and tore it all up. I did get an apology from CP and nothing was missing, surprisingly.

Go down to your local post office and make a huge stink. I find that when you show up in person and you get mad, they tend to ignore you less. Also maybe ask around your building and see if anyone else is having the same problem. If not maybe it is actually someone around your building, then consider getting a P.O box.

Post # 11
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My Grandma sent me a card for my birthday last year and someone stole the money out of it.  I have a PO box so this happened somewhere between when she put in the mail and it got to me.  It wasn’t a lot of money but who steals someones birthday money, I mean seriously.

Post # 12
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow, not cool! It’s never happened to me personally, but my family is pretty sure that it’s happened to us recently. My great aunt sent my younger brother a graduation card with money in it, and he never got it. Apparently the other people she sent cards with money to never got any of it either. Seriously people?! GRRR.

Post # 13
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe forward all your mail to a P.O. box or someone who doesn’t live in your neighborhood until after the wedding. That way, your carrier won’t actually handle your mail. Also, change your registry addresses to a friend or relative that doesn’t live in your neighborhood. I’ve never had USPS items stolen, but I did have someone at FedEx steal my rehearsal dinner dress from Saks Fifth Avenue, reseal the box, and still deliver it empty. Good luck!!

Post # 14
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Post # 15
2 posts

Just had a couture wedding dress – which I made for my niece — stolen by someone at our local PO.  I will never send anything of value via USPS again.  It was insured, but that is hardly the point.

The “box” was scanned onto the truck three days after I mailed it.  The postmaster claims that it went out the same day, but scans don’t lie.  I’m sure that the only thing scanned was the label, which had already been removed from the box.  

 I wouldn’t want that to happen to anyone else. 

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