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    • adrian2768
    • By adrian2768 8th Sep 17, 9:07 PM
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    Signature required for two letters to Owner/Occupier
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:07 PM
    Signature required for two letters to Owner/Occupier 8th Sep 17 at 9:07 PM
    Obviously until I go any collect the items from the PO tomorrow I will never know what they are, but I just wanted to know if any companies are playing nasty tricks to get the name of occupiers at the moment.

    About 11 years ago I had some old debt. All barred now, nothing on my credit files anymore. Odd behaviour like this still makes me nervous, so I just thought I would ask the question see if some of the scavengers are trying this old trick.

    My plan is to ask to see a return address on it, and then google that in the PO and then just refuse to sign for it, but it would be great if I had an idea if this is still a tactic.
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    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 8th Sep 17, 9:49 PM
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    I think you may be over reacting just a tad.

    Who ever sent them already knows your name, signing for the letters won't make any difference to anything except the level of ink in the pen you use.

    Post office won't release mail unless you sign for it.
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    • adrian2768
    • By adrian2768 8th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
    I may well be overreacting, and i'm sure I am. But it was addressed to "Owner/Occupier". So I made the assumption that the sender was fishing for information.
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 8th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
    Surely you can sign with a special illegible squiggle.
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
    • adrian2768
    • By adrian2768 8th Sep 17, 10:04 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 10:04 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 10:04 PM
    they normally enter your name from your id. Anyway, i'll find out tomorrow. Just seems odd to send recorded signature mail to someone you have no idea who they are.
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