Thought the letter was from a friend of my husband's but it was not

@suspenseful (40326)
Canada
November 25, 2008 2:06pm CST
Around noon, when I went to check the mail, we got the usual advertisement, a credit card application, and one letter that was handwritten addressed to my husband. I told him, "it must be one of your friends from work. Maybe there is a funeral or something," so he opened it and found out it was an advertisement for cleaning furnaces and air conditioners. Now most of the time, they will put address labels on the envelope, or will print them on the computer, or they will buy envelopes with the name of the company already printed on, but this was handwritten. It was really annoying in that it appeared to misrepresent itself as a letter from a friend. So does that happen to you, that you get a letter that appears to be from a friend or someone who might know you personally and it is just an advertisement and how does it make you feel?
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• United States
25 Nov 08
if they really want you to read it then they'll make it look like something that you would want to read. i know when i get credit card offers i immediately throw it in the trash but there have been times that i thought it was something important by the way they packaged it. it's just a scheme to get you to open it. if they canget you to open they are one step closer to getting you to sign up for their product
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
26 Nov 08
I can spot credit card offers, but this had his personal name and personal address. He decided to spend all that time writing envelopes with his home address and address them to people in the neighborhood using the Backwards Forewards Directory. I just hope he got carpel tunnel syndrome doing that.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Oh yes I hate that. The worst part, it is a chain letter too. Other times, it is marketing their latest at home job where they can make thousands at home doing same thing. Like envelope stuffing, writing names on envelopes. IN other words they want me to join them in scamming other individuals in believing they have a job but need them to pay someone $20 for the fee. It should be made illegal for someone to gain information to your address or even email without your consent.
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@callarse1 (4795)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Hello how are you doing? I think it makes better for them to get a response. They want you to open the mail. You are more likely to open & more likely to buy. I don't think it's deceptive at all, really. I haven't gotten one like that lately, but it would be interesting to receive it. I think I would be a little annoyed as I don't like junk mail, but it seems like the company actually cares to write the letter out. Thank you. Pablo
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I have actually gotten several like that and end of tossing them after reading a few lines..I think they do that so it makes you take more notice and that you will open it without tossing it first like we mostly do all other junk mail we receive.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Always mostly from Air conditioer firms!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
17 Apr 09
that would be very aggravating. i love to get letters & i don't get very many so i would have been excited thinking i had heard from a friend or whatever. i guess they accomplished what they set out to do. i don't know about u but i throw junk mail in the dumpster as i come in the house . they knew u would open it w/a handwritten address on it. they were pretty slick.