Someone whose mail has been intercepted and opened by another person
should report the crime to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which is the federal
Most people know that it's illegal to open mail that is addressed to someone else.
In fact, there is a federal law that makes it a crime to do so. ... However, the law
cannot be applied if you did not recognize that the mail was not yours when you
opened it. ... This way the letter can still eventually reach the intended recipient.
Sep 22, 2010 ... Local police may or may not do something with it. ... what if the person asked if
they could open it and you told them no and this ... NO, the local, state and
Federal courts will not care if someone opened your mail and there ...
If you prefer to file your complaint over the phone, please call ... The Postal
Inspection Service will contact you only if more information is needed. We gather
Oct 17, 2007 ... I'm curious if someone can really get in trouble if they open mail that ... that's the
point where the USPS stops caring what happens to your mail.
Contact Royal Mail if you think your post has been opened without your
permission - they'll ... You should keep the envelope or packaging as evidence. If
Jan 28, 2016 ... Yes it is illegal for someone to open mail that is not addressed to them. ... As you
say it's your Mother-in-law, you should be able to have a word ...
Jun 20, 2010 ... You can do some hard time for it. If you are a minor, and your parents open your
mail, then it isn't a crime because your parents are still your ...
Aug 19, 2010 ... I don't know if your boss opened your package on purpose or by mistake. ... sent
to a work address to be accidentally opened by someone else? .... if you get mail
for a former employee, you can do whatever you want with it ...
It doesn't matter whether it's right or wrong - it's about what you can enforce. If you
are living ... The question becomes - what can you do about it going forward? ....
while Mom would love it if someone opened her mail and paid her bills and ...