Quick Answer: Is Giving Your Address Safe?

How do I stop someone from sending my address?

I’d skip the ‘politeness’, and just say “No.” Don’t make excuses and simply ask for their address and tell them you will mail a letter to them with your return address on it.

If you really do not want to send them your address, make sure you put an “error” in the address so that it doesn’t get back to you..

Can you go to jail for leaking someone’s address?

A person’s address can be found throughout government records and as such is a public record and the law regarding confidentiality does not apply to records that are public records. But if the police claim the law protects you, they would have arrested him for violating the law.

Is it illegal to post text messages online?

Publishing the text exactly as it was sent to you protects you from defamation liability because it is true. On the whole it would be extremely unlikely for there to be any legal liability for publishing a text from someone that they sent to you.

Is it illegal to share someone’s medical information?

Generally, it is illegal for health care providers to reveal a person’s medical condition, but it is not illegal for others to do so. Nevertheless, if a person suffers harm as a result of having private medical information posted which could…

Is it bad if someone knows your address?

Your street address is a completely public piece of information… heck, it’s even on your front door or mailbox for the world to see. It’s no problem if someone knows it, in fact a lot of strangers know it, even people close to you like neighbors you’ve never met. That’s not what’s important.

How do you give someone your address?

Typically when you give your address it’s in the order: building number, street, unit number (if applicable), city, state/province, postal code, and possibly country (if applicable). For example: 111 First Street Apartment 11, Onesville, California, 11111-1111, United States.

Should I give my address to someone on Craigslist?

In the event that you meet them and they’re making you very uncomfortable, send them on your way and go back inside. Also asked, should I put my address on Craigslist? Don’t put your address in the listing. Nothing good can come from putting your address in a listing and many bad things could happen.

Can someone post my address online?

Your address is a matter of public record. There is nothing to stop someone from posting it on social media.

Can I sue someone for using my address?

It is possible, yes. However, this is more likely to be a criminal situation than a civil one. If someone uses your ID in an effort to commit fraud, this is a criminal act. If they do not actually manage to harm you, then there would be no basis for a lawsuit, because lawsuits require damages (generally.)

What to do if I gave my information to a scammer?

If You Gave a Scammer Your Personal Information Go to IdentityTheft.gov to see what steps you should take, including how to monitor your credit. Did you give a scammer your username and password? Create a new, strong password. If you use the same password anywhere else, change it there, too.

Is it safe to email a stranger?

Using an email address makes it really simple by keeping things uniform and easy. But what’s convenient for you is just as convenient for scammers. Hackers and identity thieves can also get into your accounts faster if you use an email address as your user ID, and it’s the first thing they try.

Why do people ask for address?

When you call a customer service number about your account, often the first question they’ll ask is “Who am I speaking with?” They may also ask you to verify your address or another question to verify your identity. It’s part courtesy, part security to see if it’s really you calling.