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#358401 - 11/20/09 06:54 PM Virtual PO Boxes?
A C Offline
has anyone tried one of these virtual po box companies. For example id do a mail forwarding to the po box they give me. and id pay $XX.XX a month to be able to look at my physical mail online. They would open/scan the ones i request scanned, shred the ones i request shredded, and forward the ones i wish forwarded to anywhere in the world.

Example website

There are a lot of these out there. I just wondered if anyone has tried one of these from belize? and they are/nt happy with it.

Thanks!

AC

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#358402 - 11/20/09 07:03 PM Re: Virtual PO Boxes? [Re: A C]
A C Offline

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#358404 - 11/20/09 07:34 PM Re: Virtual PO Boxes? [Re: A C]
SP Daily Offline
So you're gonna pay to not receive yer mail normally??????

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#358405 - 11/20/09 07:38 PM Re: Virtual PO Boxes? [Re: SP Daily]
A C Offline
Originally Posted By: jesse
So you're gonna pay to not receive yer mail normally??????


the benefit would be for expats or travelers. So they could still have people send mail to a US address. But see the mail easily online. thats what you pay for is them housing our mail/scanning your mail.

AC

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#358406 - 11/20/09 07:39 PM Re: Virtual PO Boxes? [Re: A C]
SP Daily Offline
Normal mail works fine here....

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#358412 - 11/20/09 08:26 PM Re: Virtual PO Boxes? [Re: SP Daily]
JZB Offline
I personally wouldn't trust anyone to open up and go through my mail. (Not that I ever receive anything important). I think you might be better off going through a UPS store or similar. You can tell them what kind of mail you want forwarded, what to trash, and how often you want the mail forwarded.

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#358456 - 11/21/09 12:57 AM Re: Virtual PO Boxes? [Re: JZB]
seashell Offline
I don't want strangers opening my mail . . .geez, what an opportunity for amongst other abuses, identity theft.
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#358505 - 11/21/09 02:08 AM Re: Virtual PO Boxes? [Re: seashell]
catdance62 Offline
i would definitely NOT want strangers going through my mail. But actually, I mostly get junk mail anymore, so maybe I wouldn't care. all my bills come online, and I communicate via email and Facebook, so I guess I dont really need regular mail

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#358534 - 11/21/09 05:13 PM Re: Virtual PO Boxes? [Re: catdance62]
Canam Offline
AC - that's a cool idea. I've never heard of it but may look into it (I'm in Europe but with a US mailbox forwarding system).

In terms of identity theft - you shouldn' probably have sensitive stuff sent via snail mail anymore anyways. For me, nothing major comes through this way anymore.

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#358538 - 11/21/09 05:59 PM Re: Virtual PO Boxes? [Re: Canam]
A C Offline
I think most of you are putting too much emphasis on fraud/privacy. If someone wants your data I would worry more about online fraud, trash pickers, random unhappy employee at a random restaurant. etc. These people (companies) that I linked make thier business by serving people's private data to them. They wouldn't stay in business long if they were screwing people over left and right. That being said I will be doing serious research before I choose which one to use smile.

Must find positive reviews of services like this before deciding.

AC

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