Drowning in Junk Mail – How to Opt-Out of Junk Mail from HSP Direct

This is months in the making. I have spent more time researching, sent more emails, trying to get off of this company’s mailing lists than any other. But they just redesigned their website and opened the door for me.

HSP Direct, opt-out here info@hspdirect.com. If that doesn’t work, contact the CEO Jamie Hogan hogan@hspdirect.com.
Also contact NOVA List and email Sunrise Data Services removes@sunrisedataservices.com. They manage the mailing lists for HSP Direct. You are going to have to be as annoying as possible to get these people’s attention. It took 3 months for NOVA List to get back to me. Do not be as shy as I was. Blitz them all at the same time.

This direct marketing firm is the crème de la crème of direct marketing. They have won tons of industry awards over the years.

Citizens United, Pand Paul photo
They send some of the classiest mailpieces around.

They also have an overall look that is easy to spot. Crazy blue handwriting and red stamps on the return envelopes.

Justice for Brian Terry Fund and United American Patriots
These are 2 different unrelated groups. But the formatting of the letters are very similar.

Justice for Brian Terry Fund and United American Patriots
The return envelopes have the same red stamp

Justice for Brian Terry Fund and United American Patriots
and similar blue writing all over the place.

HSP Direct
The back of one mailpieces says that HSP Direct is actually doing the fund raising for them. This was the first big clue that lead to me finding out about HSP Direct.

Huffington Post piece that mentions HSP Direct. They also gave money to one of their employees Alex Mooney to win a seat in Congress. Did he get an employee discount on mailpieces sent out during the election?

Open Secrets page

Influence Explorer page


Their clients include:

Citizens United junk mail

Citizens United, Wiki page
Citizens United Foundation Charity Navigator page
Citizens United For A Secure America
Citizens United For American Sovereignty
Citizens United Political Victory Fund
National Committee For Faith & Family
National Committee For Family Faith & Prayer

I have already written about Citizens United.

This is the main group who’s list I needed to get off of. I think she gave so much money to them, that she was on the Super Gold Elite mailing list. During my research I realized that some smaller groups only buy the Super Gold Elite mailing list that Citizens United has. My hope is that by getting off this one list it will stop about 80% of the junk mail I am still getting.


Freedom Works

FreedomWorks, Wiki page run by Matt Kibbe. Source Watch page, Right Wing Watch page. Open Secrets page.
FreedomWorks for AmericaOpen Secrets page
FreedomWorks Foundation Charity Navigator page

From Mother Jones, A donor wanted a better return on investment from his donations to FreedomWorks.


United American Patriots

United American Patriots
Defend Our Defenders
UAP
Warrior Defense Fund
Warrior Fund, The

Washington State page, ProPublica page in 2011 79% of expenses went to fundraising.

Article all about bad charities that raise money on the backs of vets.


Sara Palin SARAHPAC

Sarah PAC, Wiki pageOpen Secrets Page and Wonkette’s breakdown of the numbers.

HSP Direct helped Mrs. Palin buy some of her books when sales weren’t very good.

In fact, SarahPAC’s biggest operating expenditure was spending $87,148 on direct-mail firm HSP Direct, on fundraising.

Daily Beast August 2013


Other clients that I either didn’t get, or don’t have a photo of:

Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, Charity Navigator page

Renewing American Leadership dead website but someone bought the domain. It is a non-profit run by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Gingrich Productions.

Americans for Tax Reform, Wiki page, Source Watch Page, Open Secrets page
Americans for Tax Reform Foundation

Young America’s Foundation, Wiki page, Source Watch page, Charity Navigator page

These are not their only clients. Only the ones I can find proof of.

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2 thoughts on “Drowning in Junk Mail – How to Opt-Out of Junk Mail from HSP Direct

  1. thanks for the help,, thought you should know that the HSP folks are ignoring remove requests by just not accepting mail from the info @ address. How do these ass clowns get away with this??

    from an email sent on 6-26-16

    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

    info@hspdirect.com

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain hspdirect.com by hspdirect-com.mail.protection.outlook.com. [207.46.163.74].

    The error that the other server returned was:
    550 5.4.1 [info@hspdirect.com]: Recipient address rejected: Access denied

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    • That is why I also gave you Jamie Hogan’s address hogan@hspdirect.com. It is all about escalation and documentation. You don’t start with emailing the CEO. You have to give them a fair chance. When they ignore you, and you write your complaint to the DMA and your State’s Attorney General, you include that the “official” email address does not work. That they have put one more barrier, one more layer of red tape to stop something that shouldn’t have gone this far in the first place.

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