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Subject: Two books lost in a week?
Date Posted: 7/27/2009 5:17 PM ET
Member Since: 1/1/2009
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  Two books went lost this week on me. This seems odd. Am I wrong? Is it common?

 But neither have DC or anything so I have no proof if they where even mailed, or dropped in the trash, or what not. Two different senders though. It makes me wonder if there is something going on with my mail carrier. This is going to sound like a crazy crazy connection but I think my husband identity has been stollen, our Bank called to say that there is a claim against my husband on an accident reported yesterday. Only 1. My DH was in no accident and 2. We have not had insurance with our bank in 9 years, we use someone cheaper. So the claim will be kicked back saying there is no insurance account with them. But that still leaves someone out there with our bank member number and such using my husbands name and who knows what else. We shred our mail and are very careful, but they could have gotten our member number from a bank statement before it got to us, ya know? But that could be far reaching. Everything seems a bit odd now while we wait and see what happens next in all this.


 But really, two books gone missing in the same week.... just seems odd. Neither sender has gotten ahold of me about it. More waiting I guess. -sigh-

Date Posted: 7/27/2009 5:47 PM ET
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I'm sorry you're having to deal with an identity theft issue -- we went through that last year, and it wasn't fun.  Be sure to contact the police and all 3 credit bureaus to put a notification on your accounts.

The lost books issue just sounds like Murphy's Law.  Are your books coming from Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or an overseas military base?  Those almost always "go lost" first, as they take longer to arrive.  Contact the sender, and ask them to file a lost mail claim if they mailed the books on time https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/forms/MLNtRcvd.aspx  Don't wait for them to contact you; you should reach out to them.

I hope things get better soon; these things always seem to come in waves.


Date Posted: 7/27/2009 7:06 PM ET
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The mail thing could be your mail carrier. After I moved to my new house, every month I would have a random magazine issue be missing. Every month it was a different magazine, every month one would be missing. (These were long standing subscriptions where I had even received issues at the new house already). This continued for several months until I made the trip to the post office and complained in person.  Since that day, I have never had one go missing. Pretty sure the mail carrier was not delivering them for some reason. (reading the magazines themselves, who knows?)

Sometimes they lie, too. A couple of Christmases ago, my stepmom sent me a package for delivery on Xmas Eve (priority overnight, with DC and insurance), and it was scanned as delivered to my house, and they even made a notation that they left it behind the gate. Well, the package wasn't there, I went to the PO where they insisted it was delivered .... and then lo and behold, 4 days later, they actually delivered it to me (rang the bell, and I signed for it, so I know it wasn't my neighbor leaving it after the fact.) 

If it were me, I would be calling the bank and getting all the details of this accident report. I wouldn't just wait to see what happens. You should order your free credit reports, too, for both you and your husband, and see if there is anything unknown on those.