Question: What Happens If You Open A Package That Is Not Yours?

What if you receive a package that is not yours?

When you receive a mistaken delivery, call customer service for the delivery company and explain the situation.

Give them the tracking number on the package, as well as the name and address on the package if it’s different from yours.

The company will come and pick up the product within a reasonable time frame.

What do I do if I receive a package for someone else?

If the Mail Is for Someone Who No Longer Lives There

If you’re receiving someone else’s mail with your correct address, you need to inform the mail carrier and post office. Again, a sticky note placed on the letter with a message like “person no longer lives here” will do the trick.

Is it a felony to steal a UPS package?

The theft of mail includes the stealing or taking of any posted item, including packages and postcards. Conviction for mail theft under 18 U.S. Code, Section 1708 carries potential penalties including fines and federal prison sentences of up to five years.

Can I keep something sent to me by mistake?

The answer is yes and no, according to Citizens Advice. Items that firms send to you, but you didn’t actually order are called “unsolicited goods”. You’re well within your rights to keep them. Firms can take you to court to recover their goods.

What can I do if someone is illegally using my address?

Mark any unwanted, unopened mail or packages with “Not at This Address” or “Return to Sender” and leave them in your mailbox or hand them to your postman. If you are able, tell the postman that the recipient does not live at your address.

What happens if my package was delivered to the wrong address?

If the item was sent to the wrong address, you have to first confirm from the sender if the correct consignee (probably yours) details was provided or written on the AWB (airway bill), if yes, then you (or best if the sender) would file a complain against USPS for sending the item to a wrong consignee.

What if Amazon sends me something I didn’t order?

Return Items You Didn’t Order. The Online Returns Center allows you to return items you did not order. Somebody may have sent you something as a gift. We only include a gift receipt in the shipment if the purchaser marked it as a gift when placing the order.

Can you sue somebody for opening your mail?

Intentionally Opening Someone’s Mail

A couple of federal laws make it illegal to take, steal, intercept, open, damage or destroy someone else’s mail, or impede the delivery of mail. You could be looking at charges of mail theft or “obstruction of correspondence” if you’re caught doing any of these things.

How much can you sue someone for opening your mail?

While there are no specific rules regarding opening a mailbox, snatching a letter from someplace other than your own mailbox is a federal crime. If prosecuted for mail theft, you face fines of up to $250,000 and five years in federal prison.

Is it wrong to open your spouse’s mail?

Yes, it is illegal in most situations. It is a violation of United States federal law, specifically Section 1708 of the United States Code, Title 18. No individual is allowed to open the mail of anyone besides him or herself; being married does not change that fact

Is it illegal for your mom to open your mail?

Accidentally Opening Someone Else’s Mail

A federal statute known as 18 USC Section 1702 makes it illegal to open correspondence addressed to someone else. However, the law cannot be applied if you did not recognize that the mail was not yours when you opened it.