Question: I need help locating someone with only a PO box. I am looking for my birth father and ran a basic people search. But the only address listed is a P.O. box across the country from me. What can I do?
Answer: Great question. And one that we get asked a lot. So I’ll answer it here for everyone.
This is a common problem for a lot of people. You’re looking for someone. But all you can find is a PO box. I want to tell you right off the bat: please, don’t lose hope. It’s still possible to locate your friends and family (or debtor or deadbeat) with a Reverse PO Box Search.
Here’s how that works:
Basically, you must fill out a 1093 form and produce evidence to prove your physical address when you apply for a PO box. This prevents fraud and stops illegal goods from being anonymously mailed to PO boxes.
What that means is PO Boxes are usually rented for legitimate reasons and registered to the person who rented them. Now, on occasion, someone will convince someone else to rent a PO Box for them (undocumented citizens, business partners, domestic partners, etc).
But, once someone has a PO Box they typically forward their mail from the physical address. The can even use the PO Box as a billing address for credit cards or business dealings. This address will get into many “systems,” both public and private. Investigators can obtain data from these public and private systems.
The investigators that use Bestpeoplesearch (searchbug.com) to sell their services have a great deal of success obtaining physical addresses by doing a reverse post office box search. The same typically applies to personal mailboxes. Personal mailboxes are mailboxes like Mailboxes Etc., the UPS store, Postal Annex, and the other private mail box companies.
If you need help locating someone with only a PO box, get a reverse PO box search.
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is President and CEO of Intelligent eCommerce, Inc. and the founder of bestpeoplesearch.com. Bestpeoplesearch is a private investigator portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.|