Is using a fake address illegal?
Address fraud is a form of fraud whereby someone uses a fictitious address or an inaccurate address for economic gain or some other type of benefit. A fictitious address is a location that does not exist. There are several ways to commit address fraud, and it is considered a crime in most jurisdictions.
Is it OK to let someone use your address?
Usually unless they’re using your address to receive something illegal. However, if they’re using your address as a paper address, that’s usually ok. Sometimes someone may not have a permanent address and they just want to use your address to get their mail.
How do I stop someone using my address?
If you’re receiving post addressed to someone else (either a previous occupant or otherwise), it can’t affect your credit score. But understandably, you’ll want to stop them using your address. Simply write ‘not at this address’ or ‘moved away’ on the envelopes, and post them back to the senders.
How do I know if someone is using my address?
Here are some signs you should look out for that may suggest someone is diverting your mail.You receive a move validation letter. You stop receiving mail. The billing address for your credit card changes. You get notified that an account has been opened in your name. Go paperless with the important stuff.
What do you do if someone is using your mailing address?
If someone is using your address without your permission, you can return unwanted mail to the sender, file complaints with the USPS and USPIS, or contact the police to stop the person from using your address.