UPS told me my address on license has to match to pickup

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  1. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I'm having my iPhone held at UPS and I just chatted and they said the address on my drivers license MUST match the address on the package. If it does not I must show them my SS card or birth certificate and another issued state ID such as a student ID.

    I do not have a student ID. She told me I wouldn't be able to pick up and it would be sent back to Apple after X amount of time.

    WTF is this?? What have you all heard? I could have sworn they would let me pick it up as long as my name matched.
     
  2. Raftysworld macrumors 6502

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    Then bring your birth certificate or SS card, what's so hard about that? :confused:
     
  3. Velin macrumors 65816

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    UPS sucks. I'd get in line starting now for an in-store purchase.
     
  4. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    You don't have a SS card?

    I'm in Canada so it might be different, but try taking your license and a utility bill in your name. I know in Canada as long as we show photo ID plus something that was mailed to us at that address that proves that we live there, we can pick up. Maybe call them and check into this option.
     
  5. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    First you were shipping it somewhere that you didn't live, but apparently didn't even want to use that address, so you arranged it be held and its UPS' fault that they can't verify who you are?

    Are you Batman?

    Where is your Social Security Card and Birth Certificate? I wouldn't release it to you either. Anyone can make a fake license in 30 min.
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I'd be more concerned if they gave you an item just because you had the same name but different address. I don't understand why you're confused by this.
     
  7. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    The real question here is why are you trying to scam UPS?
     
  8. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    I think the rep was clueless but she said if it doesn't match they won't accept it even as a secondary form of ID. She said I MUST bring my SS card or birth certificate and a state issued id (not DL) such as a student id. I said im not a student and she said I can't pick it up then lol

    So the issue is her saying I can't use my DL as a secondary form of ID to verify my name. I'm not trying to scam anyone.
     
  9. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    WTF that is, is protecting you.

    If someone has your same name and wants to pick up the phone by showing an ID with THEIR address, you are basically saying it's ok for them to go get YOUR phone.
     
  10. Raftysworld macrumors 6502

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    Most likely the rep is wrong, my address on my license doesn't match either (I moved to a new state for school) and i've picked up numerous items including an ipad.
     
  11. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    You realize a DL has a picture right?

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    Again, a DL has a PHOTO of ME.
     
  12. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    You realize I can put my picture on any license in 5 min right?

    Dude. Is that a serious question?
     
  13. noteple macrumors 65816

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    UPS / Fedex Terminals
    Want you to drmonstrate that You by
    Name And Address are The Person the Package Belongs To.
    State Issued Photo ID should Do it

    More of a shipper then carrier thing to prevent fraud and theft.
     
  14. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    lol you seriously think they arent going to make sure I didn't tape a photo on a high tech drivers license? This isn't 1982.
     
  15. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    You are helpless. There are people who make fake ids that don't work in alleys bro.
     
  16. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    Again, do you think its 1982?
     
  17. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    If you think fake ID doesn't work then you're very naive.

    Why don't you just take your SS card or like I said, call UPS and see if you can use mail as a secondary back-up as proof of your address. Or just try and pick it up anyway and see how it goes.
     
  18. kendu2412 macrumors regular

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    Last year with 5S , UPS told me I need to be at home , need to be have ID with match name or shipping .....v.v

    When they come , just sign , didnt check anything .

    NO WORRY . UPS JOKING WITH YOU GUYSS
     
  19. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    There are plenty of other ways to make a convincing fake ID. Also go on facebook and do a search for your name, I can almost guarantee you that there will be plenty of people with the same name as you. If the address doesn't have to match then any one of them could just go in and get your phone.
     
  20. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    Let me rephrase my concern since some don't seem to get it:

    UPS told me if I bring the following I cannot pick up my iphone:

    -DL with old address (I just moved)
    -Birth Certificate
    -Social Security card

    according to them, this isnt good enough.
     
  21. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

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    I'm assuming you are on a family plan and Apple had to ship it to the billing address on the cell phone account?
     
  22. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Have them deliver to your current address and get your DL updated.
     
  23. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    There is exactly 1 person in the world with my name luckily.

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    I moved 30 days ago. I won't be home tomorrow so I arranged to have it help at UPS. My DL says the address I just came from.
     
  24. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Do you really have no other ID like a passport maybe, and why didn't you send it to your home address? I can get a student sending it to where they are going to school, but as you said you don't have a student ID that isn't the case with you. You do know if you move somewhere you are supposed to get the address on your license changed...
     
  25. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    I have a social security card, DL, birth certificate and that's not gonna do it apparently. I just moved and my DL with the correct address will be here soon.
     
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