Quick Answer: What To Do With A Package That Isn’T Yours USPS?

What do I do if my package says delivered but I never got it?

Contact your local USPS post office.

Make sure you contact your LOCAL post office, and not the USPS hotline.

Your local post office will be able to provide quicker, and better service.

Ask who delivered the package, and ask for the details of that day’s delivery..

Can I keep a misdelivered UPS package?

call the rightful recipient and tell them you have it. call UPS and tell them it was misdelivered, and they will either pick it up and take it to the correct address, or ask you to drop it off at the closest UPS station.

Can I put my neighbors mail in their mailbox?

It’s perfectly legal and acceptable to put your neighbor’s mail in their mailbox if it’s been misdelivered. Opening your neighbor’s mail or removing mail from their mailbox however is considered a federal crime in which you can be fined and face jail time.

Is it illegal to keep someone else’s package?

As long as the merchandise is addressed to you, you may keep it. If it is addressed to someone else, then you are obligated to make reasonable efforts to either return it or deliver it to the intended recipient.

Can I keep something delivered to me by mistake?

You have the legal right to keep it as a free gift, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Sellers aren’t permitted to ask for payment for unordered items, either, and the FTC says consumers are under no obligation to even tell the seller about the wrongly delivered merchandise.

What happens if you open a package that is not yours?

Intentionally opening, intercepting or hiding someone else’s mail is the felony crime of mail theft. It comes with some heavyweight penalties, including five years’ incarceration in a federal prison.”

What should you do if you open a confidential letter by mistake?

If you unintentionally open an envelope that is not addressed to you, it is best to write “return to sender” or “delivered to wrong address” by the person’s name who the envelope should be delivered to. By taking this action, the USPS will recognize the mistake and redeliver the letter to the correct person’s address.

Does USPS charge for return to sender?

If you haven’t opened the parcel, you can return it at no charge. Just obliterate your name and address; write “Return to Sender” on the front, and you’re good. … If you don’t open the package, you can write “Return to Sender-Refused”on it.

Can I throw away previous tenants mail?

Yes, tossing previous tenants’ mail, withholding, or tampering with the contents within isn’t only illegal, but it’s considered a felony. Not everyone remembers or cares to alert the post office of their intentions to move. Unfortunately, the new tenants must redirect the mail from stacking up their current mailbox.

What do I do if I get someone else’s package USPS?

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

What happens if I keep a package to the wrong address?

To do USPS Package Intercept, you will need to log in to your USPS account and submit your request. Sometimes if you call your local post office before a shipment arrives, they can hold the packages with the incorrect address. This works well if you moved but are still local.

Is it illegal to open your child’s mail?

The short answer is Yes. Technically speaking, opening mail addressed to your child is illegal at any age. Granted as a child, they are not likely to point that out but, as an adult, unless you have power of attorney and/or the adult child is in another way unavailable, it is a chargeable offense.

Is it illegal to open someone else’s Amazon package?

It is, however, considered theft to knowingly take a package belonging to someone else. or to remove the contents before returning it. Opening by accident is not a crime.