Snail Mail Scams

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
March 5, 2008 12:39am CST
The only thing that bothers me more than e-mail scams are snail mail scams. There is something about having to deal with paper junk that irritates me to no end. When my e-mail gets junk, most of the time it will automatically go to the junk pile. Or I can just click it away. When it comes through snail mail, I have to open and read it to make sure it is nothing important. Sometimes I have to look on the Better Business Buearu to find out if it is even a ligitimate company. I have gotten pyramid schemes and chain letters and a lot of advertisements to sign up for different things. But my personal favorites are the ones that send me a check that has "This is not a check," stamped in the background. Why do they do that? Do they think that because I thought it was a check at first, it will make me want to send them money. I got one of these today. The fake check is for two million one-hundred thousand dollars. The first thing that I thought was, why are these people bothering me. I have never heard of them before. I looked them up on BBB.org and surprise, you guessed it, no record was found. The I decided to look up their website. I typed it into the search engine and then clicked on the link. I was amazed at what came up. The first thing that I noticed was a pink slip, that looked like a telegram. I can not tell you how many of those I have gotten in the mail. Apparently, the first link for this National Magazine Exchange was a fraud site warning me that this was a scam. I looked at the mail that I had recieved today again. Sure enough, there was that very familiar name that I had seen many times before. Pat Haines. When I recieved like the fourth or fifth pink slip, I had actually called and got through. They were trying to get me to buy magazines over the phone. I kept telling them that I did not want any magazines, because I do not have time to read them. I get a lot of magazines now that go straight in the trash, because I already have too much that I am trying to get around to reading. She started talking about a substantial discount and all I had to do was give her my credit card in infomation. Yeah, and I was born 20 minutes ago, click. According to the link, many people have gotten these pink slips, so be aware that it is a scam.
3 responses
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I hate them too Rozie. Get at least one a week. I look at it though and then shred it LOL waste my time!
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Mar 08
That is exactly what they are, a waste of time.
@GardenGerty (116620)
• United States
5 Mar 08
My least favorite are the phone scams, because both my first hubby and my current hubby do not hear 100% I finally convinced first hubby that we had a perfect phrase "We do not order things by phone." after getting magazine scammed twice. Second hubby got scammed by money making opportunities to a pretty steep tune as well. I am too lazy to get involved with the mail ones, and I am too rude to get sucked into the phone scams.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
8 Mar 08
I am too rude for the phone ones also. There is rarely ever a time that I am home and not doing something that I do not want to be interrupted from. I don't have any patience with strangers bothering. Especially, when they are trying to scam me.
• Malaysia
5 Mar 08
i always wonder where they get such a private information like your mailing address to begin with?
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Mar 08
There are lots of companies both online and off that will sale your personal information.