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  • rexmedorum
    rexmedorum Forumite Posts: 775
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    Slithery said:
    It can lead to confusion around who is actually at the address - potentially impacting credit records if it goes on for a while and you become linked because it appears you both share an address. It's easy enough to separate out by contacting the credit reference agencies. I've had this happen before because I RTS the post and it either didn't get there or the companies did nothing.

    For post sent from companies, open it, phone up the sender and say that the person no longer lives there. Because of data protection, the company won't send anything else out to your address, so the problem is sorted.

    Christmas cards and handwritten post can still be forwarded if you have an address for the recipient although it's more effective to return to sender if possible, but there often isn't a return address.
    For companies I've had a couple of times them arguing that unless I was the adressee and could identify myself they wouldn't let me cancel it "because of data protection". 

    Perfectly understandable. If it was that easy then anyone attempting to escape a debt could just claim they were a different person and get the address removed.
    These were all sending catalogs / spam adds though. I eventually wrote to them and then never heard from them again.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0
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    edited 11 November 2021 at 5:33AM
    I’ve just set my re direction Up as our sale
    completes today
    i didn’t realise it took five days to come into effect!!!
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