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Neighbour problems- is this postal fraud?

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I found out today that my neighbour has been ordering shoes from china to sell, and has been sending them to my address under a false name. Normally the postman delivers it to his house but today the … Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I found out today that my neighbour has been ordering shoes from china to sell, and has been sending them to my address under a false name. Normally the postman delivers it to his house but today the postman came to my house first thats how i find out. I want to know will i get in trouble for this im going to tell him to stop it but im not sure if he will listen. Any advice please.
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Why would they get delivered to his house if they have your address on ?,Could it be a "one off " mistake ?
banned 1 Like #2
i would email the company and send stuff back
#3
if it has your address on, why does he give it to next door, apart from today?
banned#4
tonyg1962
Why would they get delivered to his house if they have your address on ?,Could it be a "one off " mistake ?


after re-reading never spotted that.obvioulsy got postie in his pocket - lol
#5
I dont think its a one off mistake , normally no one is home to catch him. I have no idea why they deliver to him even though it has our address.
#6
If this is true and the postman is purposely delivering to the wrong address and not letting you know then a crime is being commited,contact the post office and the police,
#7
keep the items and sell it ok hukd...
or return to post office which will send to sender as no1 able to claim as person does not exist..
or option 3.. tie the shoe laces together and throw them on the power cable in front of his house.. so he can see em dangle!
1 Like #8
I would give the local police station a call and talk to the duty officer, they will be able to advise. You don't have to give all your details if you don't want to but the advice might be valuable.
#9
So you have no proof this has happened before?

Could just be a mistake.
#10
Jumpingphil;4928314
Send the stuff back saying "Not known at this address".

Ditto :thumbsup:, maybe a tax dodge?
banned#11
i take it the false name isnt yours? how do you know it is your neighbour doing this? i assume you have spoken to the postie to know it isnt a one off
#12
why would he do this that's what intrigues me. How do you know it's your neighbour? Why would he use a false name just to order shoes?? Why not just use his real name and have them delivered to his house? You sure they're not stuffed with drugs in the soles/linings?!!!!
#13
Yeah can you explain why you think this has happened more than once ?
#14
i dont have any solid proof, but he orders things every week. I think i will have a word with him and contact the post office i dont really want to contact the police yet because im friends with his wife.
banned#15
insomniac_uk
i dont have any solid proof, but he orders things every week. I think i will have a word with him and contact the post office i dont really want to contact the police yet because im friends with his wife.


maybe the things he orders every week are in his name at his address, how do you know it was him ordering this and not an error, or someone else, more to this than meets the eye me thinks
#16
Yes but if you have accepted a parcel with your address and someone elses name why would you even suspect that it has anything to do with your neighbour ?,Could be someones real name but wrong address,There may be a neighbour waiting for this package near your house,
#17
It wasnt in his name but he took the parcel, and my sister told me it has happened before. Hes running a ebay shop he has deliveries every few days i think he might be doing it to avoid tax or something thats why im worried its going to cause problems with me.
#18
The postman gave him the parcel after i told him it has nothing to do with us.
#19
You really need to talk to someone at the post office about this,Unless it was in his name and his address the postman should not have given him it, I would worry about whether anything addressed to you has gone somewhere else,
1 Like #20
insomniac_uk
It wasnt in his name but he took the parcel, and my sister told me it has happened before. Hes running a ebay shop he has deliveries every few days i think he might be doing it to avoid tax or something thats why im worried its going to cause problems with me.


I think you've really got to question how valid a friendship is when your friend's partner seems to be comitting fraud and using your address so that if bad sht goes down, you're the one getting your door kicked down by the police and your home raided. I'd have a walk down to your local police station and discuss matters down there. You've got to do it, even if only for the sake of having some sort of cover to prove your innocence if, or when, the powers that be catch up with you.
#21
The Police will really be interested in dealing with this one. :roll:
#22
First, be VERY wary of accusing your neighbour of doing this as a crime or fraud.

There may be a perfectly simple explanation, but once you challenge him you may find your relationship is over for ever and it will be awful living next door to him and his partner.

If he IS doing it on a regular basis (using your address) then the danger is if he does not pay his bills and the house gets a bad credit rating it is YOUR house that gets the bad credit rating not his.

Credit ratings are often placed against the HOUSE rather than the person living in it.

Even if a person doing the crime has moved from the house long ago, the HOUSE can stay on the bad credit list for ages and you may find you cannot get a credit card or a loan or even a mortgage.

So tread very carefully before you start accusing anybody.
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#23
guilbert53


Credit ratings are often placed against the HOUSE rather than the person living in it.


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Incorrect
#24
tinkerbell28
That's actually incorrect and was changed a LONG time ago, credit files are based on a person and personal financial links NOT an address.


Sorry my mistake.

Even so, if the stuff is being addressed to his house there is a danger that the people living there could get on the bad credit register even though it is the guy next door doing the fraud or crime (if he is doing so).
#25
guilbert53
Sorry my mistake.

Even so, if the stuff is being addressed to his house there is a danger that the people living there could get [COLOR="Red"]on the bad credit register [/COLOR]even though it is the guy next door doing the fraud or crime (if he is doing so).


There is no such thing
#26
THANK YOU for the advice i will talk to him about it and complain to the post office. It seems from everyones advice that if what i suspect is true i will be the one who can get into trouble.
#27
If you're gonna grass them up i'd start with HMRC:whistling:
#28
Talk to his wife and give them a chance to do the right thing.
#29
insomniac_uk;4928469
i dont have any solid proof, but he orders things every week. I think i will have a word with him and contact the post office i dont really want to contact the police yet because im friends with his wife.

How friendly ......:thinking:, perhaps she's using you!!
#30
wow.. what a cheeky bar steward!

We had a similar problem when one of our lovely neighbours opened several mobile phone accounts for different houses down the street... our postie knocked on the door and said.... " I think your neighbour is up to no good!"

I called the company :)
#31
I found out today that my neighbour has been ordering shoes from china to sell

[COLOR="Blue"]How do you know they are shoes?[/COLOR] [B]
#32
The OP seems to know more than shes letting on,i don't think we're in possession of all the facts here:w00t:
banned#33
insomniac_uk
i dont have any solid proof, but he orders things every week. I think i will have a word with him and contact the post office i dont really want to contact the police yet because im friends with his wife.


Get the deed done with his missus then before you report him.
#34
tinkerbell28
I think you are right, it's a pretty big conclusion to jump to otherwise. Accusing a neighbour and a postie!


Indeed,my spidey senses are tingling..lol
banned#35
deb8z
Indeed,my spidey senses are tingling..lol

I think he wants the neighbour out of the way so he can get busy with the lady.
#36
I thought the op was female!
#37
deb8z
I thought the op was female!


Must be famale, cause of that friendship with neighbour's wife :-D
#38
On the box it said shoes, and the package was from china. I told the postman no one one with the name lived at this address i assumed he would take the package back but he just took it next door. Also a few posts ago i said he was running an ebay shop has been for a while i think its a legit business. I'm going to talk to his wife first im not sure whats going on.
#39
I understand what your saying it doesnt make sense, maybe i am jumping to conclusions but the parcel had my address with someone else name (not my neighbours). I think im more supicious because i know he has tried different scams before he had been claimig disability for a few years before he got caught. Maybe it is just me.
1 Like #40
insomniac_uk
I understand what your saying it doesnt make sense, maybe i am jumping to conclusions but the parcel had my address with someone else name (not my neighbours). I think im more supicious because i know he has tried different scams before he had been claimig disability for a few years before he got caught. Maybe it is just me.


You are right to have suspicions,A parcel with your address and someone elses name on and the postman just gives it to the next door neighbour,The postman doesnt own the parcel and he cannot just give it away to whoever he likes, I would definitly contact the post office just to report this,

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