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Subject: USPS delivers wrong mail to me
Date Posted: 11/29/2010 11:08 PM ET
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Quick question: I am receiving other peoples mail from the neighborhood at least once or twice a week. Today I got a FC package that is definitely not my neighborhood any more. I usually did not have any issues to walk down the street to my neighbors to deliver their mail but since I am waiting for a spices delivery that should have been delivered last week I am getting a bit upset. Where exactly can I complain about this ? Can I do it online or do I have to go to the P. O. itself ? Where do I learn which P.O. is responsible for our mail delivery ?
Date Posted: 11/29/2010 11:42 PM ET
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I know which PO delivers my mail, in this case I would call and speak to a superviser or the postmaster.  Occassional delivery errors are to be expected, but your situation appears to be more than I would consider acceptable (once or twice a month, not several a week).

Online might be a possibility, last time I was having regular problems I was not online regularly.

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 10:21 AM ET
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Sounds like someone really needs to look into what that mail carrier is doing... I wonder how much of your mail is ending up with other people as well!  I'd definitely go in to your local post office and talk to the supervisor, and I'd do it right away!  You can probably find out which P.O. delivers to you online, or by calling the 1-800 number listed on the website. 

I know that I can always tell when my regular carrier is not the one delivering the mail- things get crammed into the box or the box is left hanging open, packages are tossed onto the porch or notices left instead of someone knocking, the mail comes very late, etc.  She always tells me to let the P.O. know, because sometimes they have substitute workers that aren't up to par, and the supervisors need to about hear it from the customers.

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Date Posted: 11/30/2010 11:52 AM ET
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One thing you can do is put a sticker on the inside of your mailbox where the carrier can see it. Put your address on it and list what names get mail at that address. It will give the carrier one last way of double checking the mail and delivering it right.

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 11:54 AM ET
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1-800-ASK-USPS or usps.com

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 12:19 PM ET
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Thanks guys. Right now I'm not sure who the regular carrier is since we just recently moved into this house. I believe it is an older guy who comes later in the afternoon but baby and I are usually out and about during the day. I'll try to catch him today. Thanks again !