Just to reassert that this is not only an SE1 phenonmena, as we know, I recently moved from SE1 to Wapping where it takes 3-4 days for a first class letter to arrive and packages are routinely turning up slashed / opened. Another email to Mr Phelan methinks.
I contacted Tony Phelan regarding my stolen cheque book this morning and have already received an e-mail response, assuring me that the matter is being looked into. Clearly he seems to take this matter seriously, which is reassuring. I will give you an update if and when I have any more news.
Over the last three weeks I have been getting mail (using my correct address) for a Mr Obikwu. I'm told that my address might be being used as a ruse for someone to claim housing benefit. I have emailed Mr Phelan and he is looking into it.
I have all my post sent to my employers office in the City, my son has his post sent to his employer's office also. We have done so for a couple of years now. We have lost so much in SE1, letters that we know have been sent have and have never arrived, passports (2) gone missing, birth certificates (2) gone missing, cheques and my bank card which was used to buy computer equipment. I have even posted an envelope to myself from Tower Bridge Road, it has never arrived.
I am of the opinion that there are two people out there with my two sons identity. So to cover their position as regards applying for credit, they both have their credit reference file passworded so that credit can only be obtained by use of the password.
Yesterday I was opening the post in our office - there was a press release from Oxo Tower Wharf about an exhibition in November/December 2002 - sure enough, it was postmarked 5 November 2002 and had taken 18 months to get from Upper Ground to Blackfriars Road...