So I got a letter from Vic Roads today, rego renewal which I ripped open without really thinking or reading the name on the front since it’s about Rego time for me anyway.
Turns out it’s addressed to a company (that I’ve never heard of or know anything about). Fair enough, typo on some system somewhere. I’ve been here for nearly two years and I’ve never seen anything with this name before (it’s actually been pretty good with almost no mail at all for previous owners). In another coincidence, it also happens to be a VW Van… a newer version of the one I own.
Assuming this is probably just a number transposition or something and being a business name I figure I’ll throw it into Google and find the correct details and stick it in the right mailbox with a note pointing out the error.
…So Google turns up HotFrog and other little sites like that. No webpage, only a landline phone number and my residential address.
I’ve found the business name on ABR/ASIC which doesn’t give an address but lists the same postcode registered in Feb 2017.
Searching Facebook turns up a “Place”. Again my address and the same phone number.
So I called the number and I got voicemail for a local medical centre in the next suburb over. Searching the phone number on Google also points back to the medical centre. (The business name on the letter is “xxxx Electrical Services”… so not exactly medical related).
So the answer is simple, just stick it back in the post RTS and be done with it.
But then, it just feels a little dodgy all around.
It’s for a 2016 vehicle, so this is its first rego that would be mailed.
The address matches the few online things I can find.
The online phone number is for the wrong business.
ABR says it’s a recently registered company.
In reality, though, what can I even do other than send it back?