Locating someone with only a PO Box

Locating someone with only a PO Box

Q: I am looking for my birth father and ran a basic people search but the only address listed is a P.O. Box across the country from me. What can I do?

A: Great Question and one that we get asked a lot so I’ll answer it here for everyone.

This is a common problem for a lot of people. You’re looking for someone but all you can find is a PO box. I want to let you know right off the bat.. please don’t lose hope. It is still possible to locate your friends and family (or debtor or dead beat) using a Reverse PO Box Search.

Basically, when you fill out an application to rent a PO Box you must fill out a 1093 form and produce evidence to prove your physical address. This prevents fraud as well as illegal goods from being mailed to PO Boxes anonymously.

What that means is PO Boxes are usually rented for legitimate reasons and registered to the person who rented them. Now, on occasion, someone will convince someone else to rent a PO Box for them (undoumented citizens, business partners, domestic partners, etc).

Once someon has a PO Box they would typically forward their mail from the physical address and even use the PO Box as a billing address for credit cards, or business dealings. This address will end up getting into many “systems” both public and private whereby the investigators can then obtain the data.

The investigators that use bestpeoplesearch.com to sell their services have a great deal of success obtaining a physical address by doing a reverse post office box search. The same typically applies to personal mailboxes. Like a Mailboxes Etc, UPS store, Postal Annex, and the other private Mail Box companies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is President and CEO of Intelligent eCommerce, Inc. and the founder of bestpeoplesearch.com. Bestpeoplesearch is a private investigator portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.

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13 Responses to Locating someone with only a PO Box

  1. Gail says:

    If I have a p.o. Box number but no name can I find out the name?

    • Jacob N says:

      Hello Gail,

      Unfortunately, I can’t give you a definitive answer to your question.

      If the information is available and reported, it is possible. With just a P.O. Box number, I suggest trying our Reverse Address Lookup search tool.

      This tool will let you conduct the search for free using our basic results. If the search offers premium results there is a slight fee to obtain the info.

      If the results provide a name and you want to try and get a physical address from the name and P.O. Box, you can continue with an assisted search which you can review here. Assisted P.O. Box Search.

  2. Christa Stuller says:

    I am trying to find a phone number for an unknown name attorney and only have a p.o.box. It is P.O. Box 650043 Dallas Texas 75265. Can you help?
    This is in reference to a property he has for sale, that I’m interested in.

    • Jacob N says:

      Hi Christa,

      Thanks for your inquiry and comment. We have a search that can locate a name and address from a PO Box, and once you have the name and address, the phone number should be easy to locate. Please review this PO Box Lookup and let us know if this works for you. If you’d like to discuss your needs before ordering or have other questions, please call our toll-free support number at 800-990-2939 M – F from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm PST. Thank you and have a great day!

      SearchBug Support

  3. Diane Ellis says:

    I received a very malicious letter yesterday with postmark from Atlanta Metro. I do not know anyone living in that area. The return address was a POBox number in Buford, Georgia. The letter was signed with only the initials HC. Is there anyway to find out to whom the POBox belongs. The letter was quite disturbing and threatening. Thank you for any help you can offer. Diane Ellis

    • Jacob N says:

      Hi Diane,
      Thanks for your inquiry and comment. We apologize for the delayed response time, but we would like to help you by providing information about the type of search tool we can offer you.
      We have a search that can locate a name from a PO Box, once you have the name and address, a phone number should be easy to locate. Please review this PO Box Lookup and let us know if this works for you.
      If you’d like to discuss your needs before ordering or have other questions, please call our toll-free support number at 800-990-2939 M – F from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.
      Thank you

  4. Charlie Richards says:

    Who owns P. O. Box 1451 Houston, Tx 77251?

    • Jacob N says:

      Hi Charlie,

      Thanks for your inquiry and comment. We do apologize for the delay in response time and we would like to help you by providing some information about what kind of search tools we can provide you.

      We have a search that can locate a name and address from a PO Box, once you have the name and address, the phone number should be easy to locate. Please review this PO Box Lookup and let us know if this works for you.
      If you’d like to discuss your needs before ordering or have other questions, please call our toll-free support number at 800-990-2939 M – F from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.

      Thank you

  5. Jayne says:

    This makes me feel super good. Being silly. I have a mental and very psycho cousin I have never met. She found me a few years ago via Google and contacted the office I had been working. She got my cell phone number. We did connect and she seemed semi sane. Things went rather sideways after year and half. I stopped all communications with her. Suddenly out of clear blue she sent email to me asking how I am and that she found out a brother 3000 miles away had died in February this year. I ignored her.

    She said she had some money she owed me and needed address. That she did. All I did was email the PO Box and zip. Have never heard another word and the witch has never sent me ten cents. My mind races wildly wondering if she is going to find me and drop a bomb at my residence. I’m in Oregon and she is in Texas. Seriously…I do believe she is crazy and maybe bi-polar or just mad!! Can you possibly make me feel safer by telling me this is not truly possible? Thank you . I feel un at ease. Much appreciate a reply.

    Jayne B. of Oregon

  6. Jen says:

    I am trying to locate my husband in order to obtain a divorce, but all I have from him is a P.O. Box. I have tried to do a reverse P.O. Box search but I am just hitting dead ends. I literally have no money to pay to find him. He also has three children with his ex wife, and has a $25,000 warrant for his arrest for unpaid child support. I am also being sued for a lease situation that he is part of, and I can’t find him. Please help, I need advice on how to locate him. Thank you!

    • L Pad says:

      Child support enforcement agencies through the family court in your district will help to find him. Good luck to you.

  7. C says:

    Or you could remove this post and not provoke stalking which is also done by psycho exes and psycho former friends who also happen to be psycho debt collectors with criminal history :/

    • Noah says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If removing this post would stop stalking we would certainly do that, however, this post is to designed help our clients locate bad debtors, dead beats, and people trying to avoid their financial responsibilities.

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