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Old 06-23-2015, 09:49 PM
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Re: Possible Warranty Telemarketing Scam

Any solicitation I receive by mail gets sent back if it includes a business reply envelope.

Everything that came in the letter gets stuffed into the reply envelope with additional scrap paper so that SOB is full. They get to pay the return postage for that and it keeps the postal workers employed.

Funny, it's been a long time since I got a credit card offer.

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Old 06-23-2015, 10:05 PM
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Re: Possible Warranty Telemarketing Scam

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Any solicitation I receive by mail gets sent back if it includes a business reply envelope.

Everything that came in the letter gets stuffed into the reply envelope with additional scrap paper so that SOB is full. They get to pay the return postage for that and it keeps the postal workers employed.

Funny, it's been a long time since I got a credit card offer.
I do the same thing. I mentioned it to my mail carrier and she said keep them coming as it keeps her paycheck coming.

I told my Congressman that they should pass a law requiring all senders of junk mail to pay return postage. All that junk mail costs most of us money. When communities contract for garbage/recycle collections it is based on how many tons they pick up, and it adds up. The smart companies would not be hurt if they removed the addresses on the returns from their mailing lists saving printing and postage costs.

He thought it made sense, but then probably realized it wouldn't bring in any campaign contributions, so wouldn't be worth the effort.
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Re: Possible Warranty Telemarketing Scam

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Any solicitation I receive by mail gets sent back if it includes a business reply envelope.

Everything that came in the letter gets stuffed into the reply envelope with additional scrap paper so that SOB is full. They get to pay the return postage for that and it keeps the postal workers employed.

Funny, it's been a long time since I got a credit card offer.

I love this. Why have I been tearing these up all this time. I've now got a new hobby. Thanks.


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Old 06-23-2015, 11:06 PM
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Re: Possible Warranty Telemarketing Scam

I recently got a message from the U.S. treasury informing me I need to help them to help me avoid penalties and possible prison time by calling them back immediately!(in an Indian accent) I was bored and tired of them leaving me this message so I called them back using the number on my caller ID not the one they left on the message. I get this Indian guy who answers the phone with "Hello" so I laughingly say. "So this is the Treasury Department...could I speak to somebody who speaks english? All I got back was a quick F U and then got hung up on. These government employees get ruder every year. So much for helping them to help me.


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Florida is like the center of the scam universe.
Not ALL of Florida, primarily Miami-Dade County....it is truly mind blowing the scams down here. Probably 30%+ of health care (medicare and medicaid) fraud for the entire country is in this one county alone. A $1 million fraud doesn't even make the news or even warrant the attention of the FBI. $100 million fraud does though and happens with some regularity. Don't even get me started on the tax and identity theft fraud down here too.........
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I do the same thing. I mentioned it to my mail carrier and she said keep them coming as it keeps her paycheck coming.

I told my Congressman that they should pass a law requiring all senders of junk mail to pay return postage. All that junk mail costs most of us money. When communities contract for garbage/recycle collections it is based on how many tons they pick up, and it adds up. The smart companies would not be hurt if they removed the addresses on the returns from their mailing lists saving printing and postage costs.

He thought it made sense, but then probably realized it wouldn't bring in any campaign contributions, so wouldn't be worth the effort.
According to the Post Office, junk mail is quite profitable, since the senders must do pretty much all of the work in separating it up into lots for different destinations, etc. etc. The rise of junk email, being close to free for senders, is claimed by the PO to be one reason why they are having money troubles.

As much as I like your idea, it would just make more scammers move to email, and I'd rather see a rule that unsolicited email must come with a .25 PayPal or Bitcoin credit to the receiver.
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I recently got a message from the U.S. treasury informing me I need to help them to help me avoid penalties and possible prison time by calling them back immediately!(in an Indian accent) I was bored and tired of them leaving me this message so I called them back using the number on my caller ID not the one they left on the message. I get this Indian guy who answers the phone with "Hello" so I laughingly say. "So this is the Treasury Department...could I speak to somebody who speaks english? All I got back was a quick F U and then got hung up on. These government employees get ruder every year. So much for helping them to help me.


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Re: Possible Warranty Telemarketing Scam

It's amazing the amount of scams out there and I know most people would avoid a call like this but figured why not share the information in case someone isn't so sure what to do.

One time a legitimate business I use decided to hire an overly aggressive telemarketing agency to promote a new service/product. Instead of them calling me to say "Calling on behalf of" and to ask if I was interested in a new product, the person calling pretended to be part of the business itself and asking me questions trying to gather personal information (which the business had), being overly aggressive/pushy and lied outright to me when asked if they truly worked at the business. I emailed the business about this and they admitted they hired the telemarketers but that the telemarketer did not follow the script, I responded back if I get another call like this I will be taking my business elsewhere. Since then no calls.
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