What Do I Do If Someone Is Using My Address?

How do I find out if someone has opened a mortgage in my name?

The simplest answer would be to pull your credit.

If the credit shows a liability for a mortgage that is not yours you can find the account number, name, address, and phone number of the lender (or possibly the servicer) and start the investigation from there..

Is my address blacklisted?

There’s no such thing as a blacklisted address. And there definitely isn’t a long list of addresses somewhere that lenders check when deciding whether to lend to you or not. The fact is that it doesn’t matter who has lived at your address in the past.

How do I stop someone from 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 stop someone else’s mail from coming to my house?

Write “not at this address” or “return to sender” on all of it. Your first course of action should be to take everything out of the mailbox that’s addressed to that other person and write “return to sender” on it. Then just put it back in the mailbox.

How can I find out if someone opened a bank account in my name?

If someone else has opened a bank account in your name recently, it should be listed on your credit report. You are entitled to a free copy of your credit report annually from each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

What can you do if someone uses your address for credit?

To be safe, check your credit report to see if someone is doing nefarious things using your address. Report him to the local post master and the police and let them handle it.

Is it illegal for someone to 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. … Someone I know is using my home address for fraud.

Why would someone use my mailing address?

Address fraud is a form of identity theft where an individual uses the change of address process to reroute your mail to a different address. … To do it, all a person has to know is your name and your current address.

How do I stop someone else’s mail from coming to my address?

The key step is to take any mail which isn’t addressed to you and write ‘not known at this address’ and ‘return to sender’ on it, then pop it in any mailbox.

Can you sue someone for using your address without permission?

It is possible, yes. However, this is more likely to be a criminal situation than a civil one. If someone uses your ID in an effort to commit fraud, this is a criminal act. If they do not actually manage to harm you, then there would be no basis for a lawsuit, because lawsuits require damages (generally.)

Can someone change your address without you knowing?

Because the United States Postal Service requires no documentation for a change of address, con artists can change your mailing address without you realizing it. Anyone can walk into any U.S. post office and complete a change of address (COA) form to reroute your mail.

How do you check if someone has taken a loan out in your name?

To get a better sense of whether products are being taken out in your name, you should be checking your credit reports. These are detailed listings of every form of credit in your name. So if someone has got a credit card, loan or other product by pretending to be you, it should show up.

How can I find out if someone is using my identity?

at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338) or go to: www.identitytheft.gov/ To order a copy of your Social Security Administration earnings and benefits statement, or to check whether someone has used your Social Security number to get a job or to avoid paying taxes, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/statement/.

How do you find out if someone is fraudulently using my address?

Checking your credit report and postal records is the easiest way to find out whether any incorrect addresses are listed. Unknown residences listed could mean someone obtained a fraudulent address change in your name.

Can I throw away mail not addressed to me?

Yes. It is a federal crime to open or destroy mail that is not intended for you. The law provides that you can not “destroy, hide, open, or embezzle” mail that is not addressed to you. If you intentionally open or destroy someone else’s mail, you are committing obstruction of correspondence, which is a felony.