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#1 Nate7out

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 05:26 PM

My FOID went active July 24th.  I had not received it as of August 8th or so, so I called and they said they wouldn't do anything until 30 days.  I now know that I should have immediately ran to the gas station and bought a dozen powerball tickets since I experienced the minor miracle of someone answering the phone at ISPFSB.

 

The FAQ says to call the phone number if you don't receive your FOID after 30 days.  I have waited until after 30 days and called about 25 times this past week and the system hung up on me every time.

 

Since calling is futile, should I just report it Lost/Stolen via the website.  I am concerned I will be penalized if I do that.  Any advice?



#2 Bubbacs

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 05:31 PM

Stop
Dont report yet

PM MollyB about this with personal info and FOID ID

Let her try first, the list/stolen might restart the clock.........

Edited by Bubbacs, 30 August 2019 - 05:31 PM.


#3 Molly B.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 05:53 PM

Do not report lost!!!! I'll send a private message later tonight.
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#4 Nate7out

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 04:07 PM

I got lucky and it came today - 5 and a half weeks after going active. Thanks to those who offered help or advice.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 04:31 PM

Congrats
Way to hang in there

You just saved yourself a possible headache.....

#6 RS1

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:43 PM

For posterity:

1. Get USPS informed delivery
2. Don't even start to worry until 40 days.

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 01:02 PM

So...

 

FOID Renewal went Active:  February 4, 2020 

 

I have USPS Informed Delivery and it shows arriving today (Feb 8, 2020).  Yep, guess what was NOT in the mailbox; I checked the Informed Delivery box "I did not receive this mailpiece.".  Hopefully, it was misdirected to a neighbor, and they will get it to me.  Unbelievable!!!! 

 

 

YES!  USPS successfully delivered my renewed FOID on Feb 10, 2020!


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#8 spu69

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 09:43 PM

I have had that informed delivery show a mail piece and then it shows up a day late. Keep your eye out. It’ll show up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

#9 cola490

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 02:10 AM

So...

 

FOID Renewal went Active:  February 4, 2020 

 

I have USPS Informed Delivery and it shows arriving today (Feb 8, 2020).  Yep, guess what was NOT in the mailbox; I checked the Informed Delivery box "I did not receive this mailpiece.".  Hopefully, it was misdirected to a neighbor, and they will get it to me.  Unbelievable!!!! 

I’ve had the same thing happen several times, I checked the box and it always came the next day.



#10 RandyP

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:43 AM

I buy enough stuff online to know that when anything I've ordered has the misforune of coming via USPS I can ignore any tracking data obtained from them and just wait for the thing to arrive when it arrives. lol


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