Importance of changing your address after moving homes


Did you know that there are millions of pieces of priority mails that fail to reach intended recipients annually as written in I thought you should know, and perhaps, you would like to be on the radar not to be a victim of such circumstances when moving.  As a rule of thumb, you should change your address when moving. Obviously, to get your mail delivered to your new home. But also, you don’t want any of your personal mail to land in the wrong hands nor to find yourself on the wrong side of the law. More so, changing your address after moving homes aids in identity verification and prevention of “dirty data” from an evil business.

1. Helps in identity verification.
Credit card organizations always have to make sure you are who you claim to be. For instance, when subscribing to Netflix, you are asked to enter the address linked to your card for verification purpose. Also, when registering with VISA to acquire a credit card, you must provide your residential address. So, when purchasing an online product, the information you provided is compared with your billing address. Your purchase would then be declined if the verification process fails, or if you moved but did not notify VISA. Apart from credit card companies, identity verification is required by the police, telecommunication companies, insurance companies, motor vehicle license, as well as registration departments among many others. Therefore, you have to change your address after moving to pass identity verification tests.

2. To abide by the law.
By updating your address, you comply with the law. Although it is dependent on the state or province you reside, most of them have ordinances that may require you to update personal information with registration departments, health care and motor vehicle licensing among other public organizations. Such laws are essential for local and federal governments to keep accurate records for feature references since wrong information leads to a failure in identity verification process, and it is expensive as well.

3. To prevent “dirty data” from evil business.
“Dirty data” is a big problem in various large organizations that results from inaccurate information fetched from the business’ databases. This can be anything, ranging from missing fields to duplicate data to invalid physical addresses or email. It leads to massive inefficiencies around the work environment including unnecessary costs, which may amount to billions of dollars.

4. To avoid your mails landing in the hands of strangers.
Some documents such as card renewals, passports, and drivers’ license can never be emailed, so, they must be sent through the mail. The same applies to documents that require original signatures. Also, you will always rely on your mail to receive your insurance, registration, and of course, Christmas cards. These are a few of the important personal mail you would not like ending up in the hands of strangers.  Overall, research reveals that people moving homes account for 70% of undelivered mails. Even though changing your address may not solve the whole problem, it can reduce the number of undelivered mails.

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