Oregon Statutes - Chapter 646A - Trade Regulation - Section 646A.342 - Prohibited conduct; required verifications and notice.

(1) A mail agent shall not contract with a tenant to receive United States mail or materials received from or delivered by a private express carrier on the tenantís behalf if the mail agent knows or should know that the tenant has provided a false name, title or address to the mail agent.

(2) Prior to contracting with a tenant to receive United States mail or materials received from or delivered by a private express carrier on the tenantís behalf, the mail agent shall independently verify:

(a) The identity of the tenant.

(b) The residence address of the tenant if the tenant is an individual or the business address of the tenant if the tenant is a business entity.

(c) In the case of a corporation, that the corporation is authorized to do business in this state.

(d) In the case of an entity using an assumed business name, that the name has been registered for use in the State of Oregon.

(3) The mail agent shall accept mail or materials received from or delivered by a private express carrier on behalf of the tenant only if the mail is, or the materials received from or delivered by a private express carrier are addressed to the tenant. The mail agent shall not deposit United States mail or materials received from or delivered by a private express carrier in any mailbox unless the addressee has rented a mailbox from the mail agent.

(4) Whenever a mail agent has reason to believe that a tenant is using a mailbox to escape identification, the mail agent shall immediately notify the Attorney General and the United States Postal Inspector. [Formerly 646.225]

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