NIP addressed to someone else

NIP addressed to someone else

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PindiXpress

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608 posts

150 months

Tuesday 14th April 2009
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Hello all,

Over the weekend we received a letter (which looked like a NIP) addressed to someone I don't know. I simply marked it 'return to sender, not at this address' and posted it back. Is there anything else that I could/should do ? I wonder if someone has registered their car at my address but I've never received anything from the DVLA to indicate this (i.e. no log book or road fund licence reminder letters etc). If I receive any subsequent letters, am I within my rights to open the letter if I believe some fraudulent activity is occuring ?

Cheers.

oldsoak

5,618 posts

152 months

Tuesday 14th April 2009
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PindiXpress said:
Hello all,

Over the weekend we received a letter (which looked like a NIP) addressed to someone I don't know. I simply marked it 'return to sender, not at this address' and posted it back. Is there anything else that I could/should do ? I wonder if someone has registered their car at my address but I've never received anything from the DVLA to indicate this (i.e. no log book or road fund licence reminder letters etc). If I receive any subsequent letters, am I within my rights to open the letter if I believe some fraudulent activity is occuring ?

Cheers.
..seeing as you say you posted it back marked "Return to Sender not at this address" you're gonna have a hard job doing anything but speculate on what you could have done.
Of course if you have not posted it back yet open it have a butchers and if it is really nothing to do with you reseal and post it back.

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As far as subsequent letters go...same pack drill...open/peruse/reseal and send back if nowt to do with you. You may want to include a short statement of facts type letter denying all knowledge of either the offence/vehicle or of the person the letter is addressed to....

Edited by oldsoak on Tuesday 14th April 13:45

s2art

17,794 posts

203 months

Tuesday 14th April 2009
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oldsoak said:
PindiXpress said:
Hello all,

Over the weekend we received a letter (which looked like a NIP) addressed to someone I don't know. I simply marked it 'return to sender, not at this address' and posted it back. Is there anything else that I could/should do ? I wonder if someone has registered their car at my address but I've never received anything from the DVLA to indicate this (i.e. no log book or road fund licence reminder letters etc). If I receive any subsequent letters, am I within my rights to open the letter if I believe some fraudulent activity is occuring ?

Cheers.
..seeing as you say you posted it back marked "Return to Sender not at this address" you're gonna have a hard job doing anything but speculate on what you could have done.
Of course if you have not posted it back yet open it have a butchers and if it is really nothing to do with you reseal and post it back.

ETA
As far as subsequent letters go...same pack drill...open/peruse/reseal and send back if nowt to do with you. You may want to include a short statement of facts type letter denying all knowledge of either the offence/vehicle or of the person the letter is addressed to....

Edited by oldsoak on Tuesday 14th April 13:45
I thought its not exactly legal to open someone elses mail. Anyone clarify?

oldsoak

5,618 posts

152 months

Tuesday 14th April 2009
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s2art said:
oldsoak said:
PindiXpress said:
Hello all,

Over the weekend we received a letter (which looked like a NIP) addressed to someone I don't know. I simply marked it 'return to sender, not at this address' and posted it back. Is there anything else that I could/should do ? I wonder if someone has registered their car at my address but I've never received anything from the DVLA to indicate this (i.e. no log book or road fund licence reminder letters etc). If I receive any subsequent letters, am I within my rights to open the letter if I believe some fraudulent activity is occuring ?

Cheers.
..seeing as you say you posted it back marked "Return to Sender not at this address" you're gonna have a hard job doing anything but speculate on what you could have done.
Of course if you have not posted it back yet open it have a butchers and if it is really nothing to do with you reseal and post it back.

ETA
As far as subsequent letters go...same pack drill...open/peruse/reseal and send back if nowt to do with you. You may want to include a short statement of facts type letter denying all knowledge of either the offence/vehicle or of the person the letter is addressed to....

Edited by oldsoak on Tuesday 14th April 13:45
I thought its not exactly legal to open someone elses mail. Anyone clarify?
If the address is yours you have every right to open it...the name of to whom it is addressed is of no consequence.(I checked before posting tongue out )
http://tinyurl.com/d4be7k

PindiXpress

Original Poster:

608 posts

150 months

Tuesday 14th April 2009
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Thanks for that - I didn't realise that I was allowed to open it. Wish I'd posted this thread before posting back the letter - doh!

Scraggles

7,619 posts

174 months

Tuesday 14th April 2009
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I always open all mail addressed to the house, the previous owners left behind rather large bills that the numerous banks decided to use bailiffs to get back, took a while to convince them that I was not the bastid that they wanted, if had returned the letters marked "not known" I suspect they would return....

gave them the details of the solicitors and suggested that they contact them with my blessing to ask for the details of the house sale...