Post # 1
Today I called to see where my check card was for a new bank account, only to be told that my card had been activated a couple days ago and $250 had been withdrawn from atms. There is no one else in my building so no one could have stolen my mail. On top of that, every package I have received lately from usps has had a tear in it visibly revealing what’s inside as if someone has been checking them. Now I’m starting to worry about if people send money to us for the wedding will that be stolen too. I called the post office, they wouldn’t give me names for my carrier or anything. All I could do was file a complaint online. I feel so upset rigt now. Really bad timing too. anyone know what else i can do?
Post # 3
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 # 4
Good idea on using a secondary address. I called the post office and they were very unprofessional and unhelpful. Definitely gonna call them again later today.
Post # 5
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
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
I like @melissabegins’ suggestion for a PO Box.
Post # 8
Yeah, always a possibility that it could be an outsider, but my mailbox is locked and I haven’t seen any sins of tampering with it or broken parts. I think I need to get in touch with someone higher up for usps and make sure they are doing everything that can be done.
Post # 9
ohh po box is a great idea too!
Post # 10
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
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
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
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 # 15
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.