Comment: Your Story Seems to be Centered Around Use of a Debt Instrument

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Your Story Seems to be Centered Around Use of a Debt Instrument

First of all, why did you have to pay to pick up your mother's gift? She should have paid for the service of using the post office when she presented it for shipment. Your obligation was simply to identify yourself using acceptable identification (e.g., drivers license). You should not have been required to sign anything to take possession of it if your mother identified you by name as the sole recipient of the package.

The fact you mentioned the postal worker pointed to a procedure for debt instrument verification implies to me you had to (a) pay for something and (b) chose to use something other than currency to make a purchase.

Is it possible your story left out you bought something from the post office (e.g., postage stamps) and paid for it using a credit or debit card? If so, the post office procedure is valid.