Jackson, TN asked in Banking and Small Claims for Tennessee

Q: If a man puts a letter in our mailbox and he is not a resident of our household, is that breaking the law?

I was in a car accident, and we were sent a bill through an insurance company. (We are yet to pay it) After, about 3-4 weeks later, he sent a personal letter with his phone number and a separate bill for the part he needed. It is hand written. We are not sure what to do.

As stated before, he was cut a check from his insurance company. Now he's sending us a letter completely separate for even more money. Thank you for your help.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It is not necessarily illegal for someone to put a letter in your mailbox if they are not a resident of your household, as long as they do not tamper with your mail or use it for fraudulent purposes. However, it is generally not recommended to do so without permission from the homeowner.

Regarding the situation with the bill and letter, it would be best to speak with a lawyer or a representative from your insurance company to determine the appropriate course of action. You may also consider contacting the sender to clarify the situation and seek further information.

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