Spam in the regular mail?

United States
March 13, 2017 7:17pm CST
Obviously it is not a new idea. People have been sending spam like things through the regular mail for years. This is, however, the first time I've been the recipient of something of this caliber. It was two tickets to an event at a local convention center. A convention center I used to work for. The event was something to do with money management? It seemed like a "get rich quick" scheme. Irregardless of the fact that it was supposedly hosted by T.V. personalities. The tickets were free, supposedly no gimmicks. The value of said tickets was proudly displayed as $150.00 or some such amount. The refuse bin is now the proud owner of these "tickets." I don't know how I came to get this. I don't think I signed myself up for anything like it, but there is no telling. It's being hosted at a place I used to work. The thought that they got my information that way crossed my mind. However it had my current surname on it and not my maiden name.
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@connierebel (1571)
• United States
14 Mar 17
I went to one of those things, basically you have to sit through a real boring conference about their moneymaking schemes. It's not really a "scam," but not something that most people would have any interest in, or be able to make money from. It was several years ago, so I don't remember much about it, but I'm pretty sure we went because of the free dinner.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
I've listened to teleconferences about the same type of thing. There are several sites out there about supposedly "making easy money" but it's not easy if it revolves around sales. Regardless of if it's a scam.
• United States
14 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes, they all involve sales. even the ones that pretend they don't. That's just not my cup of tea.
• United States
14 Mar 17
@connierebel The ones that get me the most are those that don't "pitch" until the end. I am talking as if I have been to one of these, but I haven't. I have, however, been an online earner for many years and seen my fair share of scams.
@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
14 Mar 17
Spam that arrives by snail mail used to be called junk mail. Now that we transact most of our business online, junk mail is about the only thing I find in our snail mail box.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
I actually still get my statements through the postal service. I pay online though. Most of the stuff I get is "junk" though.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
14 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum If it weren't for junk mail the post office really would go out of business.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
@DWDavis You are right. I almost said they wouldn't go out of business because of packages but then those things can easily be picked up by fed ex and UPS.
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@topffer (34160)
• France
14 Mar 17
I receive a lot of invite from museums for new exhibitions ; I rarely go but I cannot give them as there is most of the time a list of guests and the entrance is filtered. You should have offered your $150 ticket for $15 on Craigslist.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
I should have, shouldn't I? Oh well. I think the event was to happen sometimes soon, so I may not have even gotten them sold off in time.
14 Mar 17
I hope your bin has a very enjoyable time. :)
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• United States
14 Mar 17
I hope so, it deserves a day out with all the trash it has to deal with.
@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Mar 17
Those guys will do anything to get people in the door.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
I am sure they'd sell their souls if it got them a bit of money.
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@MarymargII (9770)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Mar 17
There seems to be no way to what people can think up these days to get your money and/or info- Good that you tossed them!
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• United States
14 Mar 17
Always one scam after another after another it seems. I just laughed and tore it to shreds. Good stress reliever.
@RubyHawk (25393)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Mar 17
I hate to get those things, it goes straight to my trash too. I would never attend anything of the kind, you can easily see it's some kind of scam.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
Yes, it would be a waste of time to even go. I know some people who would go on the off chance there was freebies and snacks.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
14 Mar 17
You didn't change your name back after your divorce? I always tell my husband that I'm keeping his name when we divorce, because I hated my maiden name... But I think if he did something really horrendous, like cheat on me, I'd probably prefer my maiden name to his.. Which has absolutely nothing to do with spam mail... but whatever!
• United States
14 Mar 17
Nope, I didn't. I hated my maiden name too, but have come to appreciate it more. I was once told that you are supposed to change your name back, but well I never did. There isn't anyone beating down my door to make me change it back either! Mine was horrendous. I think I"ve talked about it a little bit here before... and he did cheat on me (though it was never quite "proven", I still think he did)... But that's neither here nor there either.
• United States
14 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I hated my maiden name because of people, and because of the name itself. It was a name that was easily picked on.. But also I hate my family. It's my mother's name as she never married.. and I'm sure you've heard stories of my mother. But if I hated my husband too I wouldn't want his name either. Thankfully I'm fairly certain I'll never really hate my husband. I don't plan on divorcing him, and if I did it would be more for lack of attention or something like that.. due to the fact that he's a work a holic!
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• United States
14 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 I hated my maiden name because of my father and because of his family. I've since come to terms with that somewhat though. I don't hate my ex per se, but If I were to see him out somewhere I definitely wouldn't "make small talk."
@NJChicaa (40322)
• United States
14 Mar 17
I think even our legitimate contracts sell our information sometimes
• United States
14 Mar 17
It would not surprise me. Everything is about the buck now.
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@jstory07 (67171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Mar 17
So did you end up thinking the whole thing was a joke and not for real.
• United States
14 Mar 17
It has to be some sort of gimmick.