A few days ago, the mailman delivered an issue of People Magazine to my mailbox. It was a surprise since I don't subscribe to People. The name on the magazine was not mine, but it was my exact address. It wasn't a misdelivery. So, I called People. The customer service agent found the subscription order (which of course was not prepaid) and cancelled it. She said I would receive a bill under the false name, but to disregard it. There would be a 0 balance on their end.
Whew. It was strange. But, it made me realize that I need to pay attention to all mail that comes to my house--even if I think it might be a mistake. Identity Theft comes many forms, I guess... I think this is a case of address theft?