Can you charge someone who has opened your mail delivered to their house?

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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:00 AM   #1
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Can you charge someone who has opened your mail more than once that was delivered to their house but concisely has your name and address on the outside of the envelope?
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Can you charge someone who has opened your mail more than once that was delivered to their house but concisely has your name and address on the outside of the envelope?
Yup. If we are talking the US, it's a Federal crime to open someone else's mail.

You will want to file a complaint with the US Postal Service to proceed with an investigation and possible charges. You can file here: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/ (click on Mailbox Vandalism, and check off Mail Tampering).

But the real question is... Why do you have YOUR mail being delivered to someone else's house? Why have you not filed a Change of Address?
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For the edification of some who can't seem to think past the end of their nose, mail is frequently delivered to the wrong address in the United States. The OP could very well be talking about a neighbor who gets his (the OP's) mail by mail carrier error and opens it; knowing full well who the mail belongs to.

It is a federal offense to open mail addressed to another person. It's not a federal offense when the addressee gives a person permission to open their mail.
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For the edification of some who can't seem to think past the end of their nose, mail is frequently delivered to the wrong address in the United States. The OP could very well be talking about a neighbor who gets his (the OP's) mail by mail carrier error and opens it; knowing full well who the mail belongs to...
Sure that could be it. Or OP could actually have someone (a friend or family member) allowing them to use their address for receiving mail. Or mail could be going to a former address of theirs and someone there might be the one they claim is opening their mail.

So many possibilities other than the neighbor here.
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Angry Can you opened mail from Fraudulent tenants using your address?

Fraudulent tenants might try to use your (their old address) As evidence of living at an address for 1-2 years. As if proof of they financial stability, and to get bill collectors to chase to old address.
Getting their new chq made with your address on it, even though they have not lived there for over a year.

New chq's made with your address to defraud more people, by making it look as if they live in a house. Or worse own your house.

Can one open the mail with chq's with your address on it (Fraudulently) to find out the bank so as to give them a call to change to address on that account.
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