Is it legal to let someone use my mailing address?

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I’ve had a distant relative of my girlfriend’s ask if their son could use my address as his mailing address. Something to do with too many people living in their household (they have 7 kids). I’m okay with it, but just as long as it’s not illegal or cause any problems on my part.

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Categories: Law & Ethics

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 10:03 am and is filed under Law & Ethics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

5 Responses to “Is it legal to let someone use my mailing address?”

  1. Posted by jlf 4th September, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I would decline. That story doesn’t hold water.

  2. Posted by gentle giant 2 4th September, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    No problem as long as it is not being used for illegal purposes.

  3. Posted by Lexie 7th September, 2009 at 8:03 am

    It’s only a problem if someone is using your address to commit fraud.

    I think it’s rather odd, though, that a distant relative would make that request of you, rather than of a friend of theirs. It would send my antenna up and make me wonder whether there wasn’t some less than innocent reason for the request.

  4. Posted by pendleton4068 8th September, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    try a p.o., box

  5. Posted by wendy c 8th September, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    if the person used your address to claim he lives there (or a child) and (example) used it to enroll a child in different school.. yes, that could be illegal. If any legal office is trying to investigate this family, and they use the info to say “see, he does not live here”.. then that would be fraud.

    The only time someone might reasonably use another address , if they are in middle of moving and need something temporary. I have a feeling that is not what they are doing.
    not to over react, but if the son is registered offender and not supposed to be living with children.. that would be even bigger problem.

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