Sorry curly cant help on that one but I would be tempted to open it.
On the subject of personal identity theft. I recently opened a new bank account and the bank card was intercepted in the post. It was used fraudulantly despite not having been activated. Which seems strange. Anyway having reported to the police the bank has asured me that they will be refunding the money but it concerns me that they have my bank details as well as my name and address. Any gems of advice/comments out there greatfully recieved
Post received - one unexpected cheque for a very modest amount...
great - one weeks council tax paid I thought..
Then opened others - one very large phone bill -one charity donation request - several pieces of unsolicited mail...I read somewhere that there is someone/organisation that can be contacted to stop unwanted junk littering up my already littered hallway.
Jac - something very similar happened to me except it was a rather large cheque that went missing in the post and was used to set up a bank account. The bank that opened the bogus account and subsequently cashed the to someone else firstly said that they weren't to blame and wouldn't be refunding my money. (I was out of the country when the account was opened and cheque cashed so had proof in my passport that it couldn't have been me)
However after some persuasion they told me that they'd closed the dodgy account when the person tried to pay in another stolen cheque. So eventually they decided that they were to blame and did refund my money but it was an awful scary couple of weeks when I thought I'd never get it back.
In my case they had my name and address but not my bank details which isn't so bad, its not so good that they have your details though. Have you talked to your bank's fraud department about it?
Again on the subject of intercepted post. I recently had a credit card intercepted. One evening a had a call from a woman claiming to be from the credit card department saying there was a delay in sending out my card and that they needed to run though some personal details.
Thinking this was quite strange, I said I would call them back tomorrow, upon which point she really she really tried to make me stay on the line and go though my details so she could send it out immediately...
I phoned the true credit card department the next day and they confirmed it had been intercepted, apparently the woman was trying to get hold of my personal details to activate the card..they said they had had other occurances of this recently - just something to watch out for.