I ordered an expensive item (~$600) from a well known company that we all deliver from.
I'm tracking it and see that the shipper deemed it ISR (indirect sig. req.) I also see that it was due to be del'd on Tues. but, wait.
My cell phone rings Monday afternoon and here's how it goes:
me: "Hello, this is Mr. 7"
MM: "Hi, Mr. 7, this is Mickey Mouse from Fed Ex. I have a pkg. here for you from (insert well known brand name) do you want me to sign it off for you"?
me (confused) "Who is this"?
MM: "It's Mickey Mouse"
me: "Who? Is this Donald Duck"? (I happen to know the home driver's name. He doesn't know where I live and, that I'm an Express CRR)
MM: "No, Donald Duck works for me. He's off all this week" (So, it's the actual contractor) So, where do you want me to leave it"?
me: (I tell him a safe place to leave it)
End of conversation.
When I got on line and looked at who signed for it, it didn't say Mickey Mouse, it said Mr. 7. So, this is not a case like Upstate NY has had where he signs his name for a pkg. due to a customer's instruction. This is total forgery.
BB can argue that I did agree to let the guy sign for me (b/c I wanted the pkg.) but, I'm pretty certain that according to all FDX rules, Indirect sig. does not mean the driver can sign (either his name or, the recips. name) and then type in the recips. name as the consignee. If that were the case, I'd be calling all my ISR customers who aren't home and asking if I can just sign their name. (think Verizon).
BTW, I never told Mickey Mouse who I was or where I worked. This should go to all you guys, you never know who you're dealing with.