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#1 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

Post arrived this morning, as always, it's more mail for the previous tenant than for me.

Generally I've been dropping it back in the mailbox with "Return to Sender - Left Address" as the RE said the last tenant did a runner and they don't have forwarding details.

But today, he's got a telegram!!! I'm obviously not going to open it, but should I just put this back in the post box or do something else?

Didn't even think they did telegrams anymore!!! The envelope doesn't have a contact phone number, just a return PO address in Melbourne.


#2 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Yep, RTO the thing and send it back.

Wow. Telegram, eh? That's old technology!

#3 Z-girls rock

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

a telogram. wow. sounds a bit fun.

I think I would have a bit of fun too.

maybe instead of writing "return to sender - not known at this address'


write something like 'return to postmaster - thy chappy has departed from these residences henceforth"

or something silly like that. LOL

#4 Jacki:)

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE (CrazySingleMum @ 04/02/2013, 11:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Post arrived this morning, as always, it's more mail for the previous tenant than for me.

Generally I've been dropping it back in the mailbox with "Return to Sender - Left Address" as the RE said the last tenant did a runner and they don't have forwarding details.

But today, he's got a telegram!!! I'm obviously not going to open it, but should I just put this back in the post box or do something else?

Didn't even think they did telegrams anymore!!! The envelope doesn't have a contact phone number, just a return PO address in Melbourne.



Just return to sender... the 'telegram" is another company wanting their money from the previous tenant. its like a "final demand" letter..


#5 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE (Z-girls rock @ 04/02/2013, 11:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a telogram. wow. sounds a bit fun.

I think I would have a bit of fun too.

maybe instead of writing "return to sender - not known at this address'


write something like 'return to postmaster - thy chappy has departed from these residences henceforth"

or something silly like that. LOL


I think I will do this.


QUOTE (Jacki:) @ 04/02/2013, 11:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just return to sender... the 'telegram" is another company wanting their money from the previous tenant. its like a "final demand" letter..


Ah, that makes sense, it's just mail dressed up to look like a telegram.

Oh yes, this guy must owe money to everybody, with the amount of official looking mail he gets. He gets a lot from Centrelink and Child Support as well (I only know this because the return address is the same as my correspondence). I've never opened any of his mail. But I wish they'd realise he's NOT HERE ANYMORE. I write RETURN TO SENDER ADDRESSEE NOT AT THIS ADDRESS ANY MORE in big letters (and when you've got 15, that takes a while!) ... and still they come.



#6 Water Dragon

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

Yeah, it'd be a scary final notice thing. We once lived in a rental property where the tenant had buggered off owing loads of money to people and it caused ENDLESS problems with the electricity/gas company, who kept getting confused about whether I was the guy they were chasing, or not. Obviously we took out a new contract when we moved into that house, in our name, but because the address was still on file as being seriously unpaid they kept confusing us with him.

We also once got (after MONTHS of doing return-to-sender on everything addressed to him) a really scary debt collection letter. I decided to open that one, and it stated that debt-collectors would be coming by the house next week to speak to this guy - EEK! I'm so glad I opened it. I was able to call them and say he didn't live there anymore. The letters kept coming (???) but they didn't turn up on the doorstop. I lived in constant fear that they would, though, until we moved. :/

#7 liveworkplay

Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

We kept getting correspondence for a previous tenant from an international bank. We finally cracked it and after about 100 "return to sender not at this address" we cracked it and wrote them a letter giving them 30 days to take our address off their system or else we would start charging them an administrative fee for the RTS. They promptly stopped.

#8 adnama

Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

We had a debt collector here about 6mths after we brought the house, told them that we brought the place and gave them the real estates contact details, no problem since, and no 3rd degree


#9 mez70

Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

I would google the PO address or even be tempted to open it as I know some water companies still send telegrams (or the like) 24-48 hrs prior to restricting supply.. i know as I have done it as part of a prev job..

good luck..


#10 ~Jam~

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE (CrazySingleMum @ 04/02/2013, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I will do this.




Ah, that makes sense, it's just mail dressed up to look like a telegram.

Oh yes, this guy must owe money to everybody, with the amount of official looking mail he gets. He gets a lot from Centrelink and Child Support as well (I only know this because the return address is the same as my correspondence). I've never opened any of his mail. But I wish they'd realise he's NOT HERE ANYMORE. I write RETURN TO SENDER ADDRESSEE NOT AT THIS ADDRESS ANY MORE in big letters (and when you've got 15, that takes a while!) ... and still they come.



You should be able to buy a stamp with this on it!

#11 ~elle~

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

I get alot of ppl's mail. And we've been here nearly 5 yrs.

I put all " RTS - Unknow at address. Pls remove from records".

Works with most .

#12 Justaduck

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

Not the right thing to do, but I just started chucking mail for the old tenants. I had gone to the trouble of doing the right thing and RTS and even calling companies (obviously at my expense) saying XX does not live here anymore. Some companies claimed to remove the person from the mailing list, but would still send mail. Others told me that I was not at liberty to tell them to remove someone else from the list, and I would have to get said person to ring up themselves and do it.
Too much hassle.

We had had the old tenant come around 9 months after he moved out and ask for his mail :/ And yes it was all from debt collectors

#13 Puggle

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:57 PM


We will have lived in this house for four years next month. We have had several debt collectors turn up at the door looking for the previous owners. From what we have pieced together from the type of mail that has been arriving, they have defaulted on several mortgages (investment properties) and have unpaid rates for several other properties. Today a big fat envelope arrived from the USA, which has me wondering if they've skipped the country and done the same thing overseas.

The debt collectors have all been very polite and we have provided them with the address of the solictor who handled the sale of the house for the previous owners. They have been very appreciative. I just hate the way they turn up at 8pm at night.

I repeatedly return mail to sender with requests for them to remove our address from their mailing list but it rarely works.

#14 TheGreenSheep

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE (~Jam~ @ 04/02/2013, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You should be able to buy a stamp with this on it!


I've gone so far as to look in Officeworks if such a stamp existed.

We've lived in 3 rentals that had dodgy tenants. So have had my share of debt collectors and the like.

I've also had my gas disconnected due to not reading the dodgy people's mail and not realising they were coming. Took a lot of wrangling to get it put back on as I was a NEW tenant and just had paid to have the company I was with connect it!

#15 Sunny003

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

artscow.com do personalized stamps wink.gif



#16 jkate_

Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

I need one of those stamps.  We had our previous owner send us a card a few months after we moved in asking us to send all her mail to her new address.  Needless to say it had all been marked with RTS and dumped in the mailbox.  For a few weeks after I put the forwarding address on the back as well but after that the card got thrown out and I gave up.

On topic though, I actually had to search what a telegram actually was haha!

#17 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

We get a lot of mail for a bunch of people at the house we are in atm. The postman stopped when he saw me the other day and asked if the mail I got out of box was actually for me as he had noticed that a lot of mail was addressed to different people (so far I have gotten mail for about 5 different names). It wasn't of course LOL. He told me to just pop it back in and he would grab it on way back past. DH has suggested we put a sign on postbox saying "ONLY *LASTNAME* at this address". I may just do that as I am sick of getting excited by mail only to find it is for someone else.
I also get phone calls about debts for the last person who had my phone number. That is REALLY annoying.

#18 43 other ferals

Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:18 AM

A few weeks ago I received a call on my phone and when I checked my SMSs, there was a message from a debt collection agency saying "Please call ... at ... Collection Agency re an urgent business matter.  Quote file no ...."

I absolutely freaked out and spent hours wracking my brain for what debt I might have.  It brought up every stressful memory about the years when I was young that I spent with a man who mismanaged our money, when we always feared a phone call or knock at the door.  Being pregnant, I got very worked up and emotional.

So finally I called them and they were looking for Walter someone!  I had a hell of a time on the phone because they didn't want to believe that I'd never heard of him.  The assumption was that I was covering for him.  So rude and caused me a lot of stress I could have done without.

#19 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

Well I just did a google on the address and it's Dun & Bradstreet. I might call them, it will be a good way of avoiding phoning Telstra, which I also have to do today.

QUOTE
On topic though, I actually had to search what a telegram actually was haha!


Now I feel old!!! I remember getting telegrams from Australia when I was a kid and we lived in England. It was always very exciting. Then we got a telephone.






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