Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 7 pieces

All 7 pieces

This was a bad week, her junk mail numbers are inching back up. I can tell that her information was sold again.

You may have noticed that I have new links in the side bar. I found another blog that documents junk mail Sgt. Bob’s Place. Sgt. Bob’s MIL was getting a lot of  junk mail. He contacted his state’s attorney general about stopping junk mail. He wound up filling out 65 complaints and his state’s AG contacted the junk mailers for him.


Larry Klayman's Freedom Watch

Freedom Watch It is run by Larry Klayman. Wiki page. To opt-out call (310) 595-0800 and email leklayman@gmail.com If they blow you off, do what I had to do and send a complaint to the DMA. Junk mail from them should stop this month.


Pacific Legal Foundation

Pacific Legal Foundation Wiki page, Charity Navigator page 2 stars, 23% of budget spent on fundraising.  Opt-out here plf@pacificlegal.org and call (916) 419-7111. When I called the lady on the phone looked up my gal and she is not on their mailing list. She was on a list they bought. Also the letter they sent was 10 pages long.


NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America, Wiki page, Open Secrets page, Charity Navigator page 2 stars, 23% of budget spent on fundraising. Opt-out here Membership@ProChoiceAmerica.org  and call (202) 973-3000


United States Deputy Sheriff's Association

United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association Charity Navigator page, zero stars, 88% of budget spent on fundraising. Americas Worst Charities list. Opt-out here info@usdeputy.org  and call (316) 263-2583. It will take 90 days to be dropped from their mailing list. Their fundraisers are RBS International Direct Marketing divisions: Brickmill Marketing Services, and PEP Response Systems, couldn’t find current contact information. All about Quadriga Arts a division of RBS. It is the same marketing firm that St. Joseph’s Indian School uses. Another fundraiser of their’s is  Newport Creative Communications (800) 934-0586 info@newportcreative.com

United States Deputy Sheriff's Association
There is a lot going on with this mailpiece. Is it a sweepstakes? A charity? It is both!

United States Deputy Sheriff's Association
The Super Million Dollar XXII Sweepstakes is running between December 1, 2014 to  January 30, 2016. That is 14 months of this mailpiece wandering around people’s mailboxes.

Because this mailpiece includes a sweepstakes, you can also fill out a form 1500 to make mail from them stop.


RealEstateCE.com
RealEstateCE.com

RealEstateCE.com (866) 324-4510

Oh No! Her real estate license must have expired! She was a realtor for over 40 years. I will never be able to stop the real estate junk mail. They are just using the publicly available database from the state.


Smartz Marketing Old El Paso coffee company scam
Smartz Marketing Old El Paso coffee company scam

This postcard is from Smartz Marketing, They have an F from the BBB, Old El Paso Coffee Company BBB page, PO Box 971618 El Paso TX 79997. (915) 546-9944. A very entertaining Rip-off Report complaint about Smartz Marketing and Jan-l Marketing. This is a sample of the “Your Coffee Club” MLM scam.

You can also fill out a form 1500 to make mail from them stop.


Best Life Herbals Memory Health Journal

Best Life Herbals, Memory Health Journal 329 E 2100 S Salt Lake City, UT 84115 contact@bestlife-herbals.com and call (866) 405-5138. The address is for All West Call Centers. Contact page and call (800)532-5255. When I called Best Life Herbals the pre-operator message said that “the operators are not doctors and cannot give medical advice.”


2 prepaid envelopes ready to go

2 pre-paid envelopes ready to go

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Drowning in Junk Mail – This week in Junk Mail 6 pieces

All 6 pieces of junk mail

I was contacted by another reporter this week. Will Tucker works for Houston Chronicle and was asking if I had gotten any junk mail from U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman in Texas. He may be the only politician that hasn’t sent me junk mail over the past year. So if you are getting lots of junk mail, live in Texas or are getting junk mail from Rep. Stockman drop Will a line at will@hearstdc.com.

I found this paper wandering around the internets Why Do Nigerian Scammers Say They are From Nigeria?. Gizmodo breaks it down nicely:

The scammers aren’t interested in seeming believable. They just want to find the most gullible victims they can, to maximize their return on their effort.

The emails (and by extension junk mail scams from the Netherlands) are written badly on purpose. Now I know why the scams are always so hard to read. It is to weed out people with functioning brains. They aren’t aiming at you and me. We still have good reading comprehension. They want people who only see the big $10,000,000,000 and who will write out the check with out a thought.


Midwest Equity Mortgage

Midwest Equity Mortgage (855) 976-4949
We just wrapped up closing out the reverse mortgage on her house. Most of the money from the reverse mortgage went to junk mail. The reverse mortgage company got the house. This company scrapes public records and saw some action on her house.


United States Justice Foundation

United States Justice Foundation. Charity NavigatorSource Watch page. Opt-out here or call (760) 788-6624. Also op-out through Response Unlimited. They are the all time record holder my for my PaperKarma requests. 19 requests since August of last year. Junk mail from them should stop this month.


National Republican Congressional Committee

National Republican Congressional CommitteeWiki page, Ballotpedia page, Open Secrets page. Opt-out here and call (800) 424-0215. This should be the last mailpiece from them.


The Youth Secret
The Youth Secret

You may remember this weird add from it’s lager version

The Youth Secret scam
The Youth Secret (800) 940-4046 make sure you have the ad when you call. They will ask for the “Special Code” when you ask to be taken off their mailing list. This should be the last mailpiece from them.


Direct TV junk mail

Direct TV. She had Direct TV at her house. When we closed down the account she got a refund that came here. I am just using PaperKarma on this one.


Sweepstakes Clearinghouse going to step 2 again

Sweepstakes Clearinghouse PO Box 569600 Dallas TX 75356 and 2000 E Lemar BLVD Arlington TX 76006. These guys just aren’t listing. They have already gone to step 2 with a Prohibitory Order. And I am sending it in again.


1 form 1500 part 2 going out

Here is the Form 1500 part 2 going to New York.

Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 4 pieces

All 4 pieces

The lady who mail this is, is still dead. But her estate isn’t fully settled yet. I have nothing to do with that. I just monitor the junk mail. I am hoping that in the next couple of weeks I can go over to the post office and put an end to the junk mail once and for all.

Until then the parade of scumbags continues.

All 4 pieces


United States Justice Foundation

United States Justice Foundation. Charity NavigatorSource Watch page. Opt-out here or call (760) 788-6624. Also op-out through Response Unlimited. Junk mail from them should stop this month. This is at least the forth time they have sent this “blah blah Notice” mailpiece. When do I get the third notice? Like last week I re-looked up some old friends to see what I could find. I did the same with the USJF and it’s Executive Director Michael Connelly. I found this little nugget about Michael Connelly on Renew America

Constitutional attorney and head of the United States Justice Foundation, Michael Connelly, told me the unbelievable this week. His fiancé, without any symptoms or presented concerns was forced to take an Alzheimer’s test at an annual “wellness” visit she had gone to. She was also asked whether she owned guns.

The column goes on to call Alzheimer’s screening tests a “violation of our right to privacy and punishment if we dare try and keep our medical or mental needs private.” Um this is your doctor. They are the ones who need to know your medical and mental needs and abilities. And there are laws that make your medical record private. The thing I find fascinating is, this is a little kernel to make people not want to take a Alzheimer’s screening test. What kind of person doesn’t want people to know their mental health status? Maybe the kind of person who’s income depends on elderly people giving them money. Preferably elderly people with a diminished mental capacity. The kind that give money over and over not realizing that they have given money for the same mailpiece 3 times.

To quote this mailpiece:

I urge you to immediately send in your 2015 United States Justice Foundation Voluntary Sponsorship of $20.

If you have already sent in your Voluntary Sponsorship, I thank you — but I still hope that you will also consider sending in a special emergency donation of $300, or even $450.

An “emergency donation” really? What emergency do you have? In 2013 you made over $4 million. If you need to do some belt tightening, cut down on your $700,000 junk mail, fundraising budget.


The Leadership Conference

Leadership Conference Education FundCharity Navigator page a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Wiki page, Charity Navigator page, opt-out here and call (202) 466-3434. Their fundraiser is The Bonner Group.

This is the second invitation I have gotten to the The Leadership Conference Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner. May 13 2015 at the Washington Hilton. The honorees are Eric Holder, Laura Murphy, and Bob Dole.


Freedom Watch

Freedom Watch featuring Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It is run by Larry Klayman. Wiki page. To opt-out call (310) 595-0800 and email leklayman@gmail.com If they blow you off, do what I had to do and send a complaint to the DMA. Junk mail from them should stop this month. Media Matters has a nice round up of what Larry has been up to lately. He is also suing his ex-wife’s lawyers for… something I can’t figure it out. For being better lawyers than him? He wants $6.5 million in damages, plus attorney’s fees.


American Seniors Against Obama Care a program of Citizen Guardian

American Seniors Against Obama Care a program of Citizen Guardian, Inc. GuideStar page, Opt-out info@CitizenGuardian.org and call (202) 469-3433. They use Engage Direct Mail and InfoCision.  Mail from them should have stopped last month. Normally I would file a complaint with the DMA.

Note the huge font. No matter how bad your eyes are, you could read that in the dark.

Drowning in Junk Mail – This week in Junk Mail 5 pieces

April Calendar

Welcome to April! Here is my little calendar with all the groups that should stop this month. Note that Conservative StrikeForce is on there.


All 5 pieces

I am really getting down to the nitty gritty. This week is filled will old friends.

All 5 pieces

Not the kind that you want to have a cup of coffee and a chat with. The kind you need to take out a restraining order on. If you read this blog every week you can’t help but to notice that I cut and paste a lot. It made sense when I was getting over 100 pieces a week. I was spending 20+ hours a week on this blog and I needed some short cuts just to make my self imposed weekly deadline of Tuesday or Wednesday. I haven’t looked up some groups since I did my initial research. For some of them it has almost been a year. That is a lifetime in the direct marketing world. So this week I re-looked up everyone. And I found some changes. They are all still scumbags, that didn’t change.


Western Center for Journalism

Western Center for Journalism. Wiki page. Source Watch page. Run by Floyd Brown Opt-out here and call (623) 217-7766 also opt-out from Response Unlimited

It is apart of Liftable Media Inc witch includes click bait mills liftable.com and thoughtfulwomen.orgBizapedia page, it is entirely run by Floyd Brown and his family. Patrick Brown has put up a slideshow made by Floyd on how to blog. I do everything he talks about, except the monetization.


Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research

Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research AKA Lincoln Institute for Research and Education, PO Box 254, Great Falls, Virginia 22066 Facebook page (no posts since 2011), Washington State page, Charity Navigator page (not rated), Guidestar page. Opt-out here contactus@lincolnreview.com (703) 759-4278. I got no response from either. Did you see that? I finally found a website for them. It has completely different contact information than the junk mail. The contact information listed in the mailpiece is novone@verizon,net and (703) 759-4599 that will get you nowhere.


Conservative StrikeForce

Conservative StrikeForceOpen Secrets page. From Fox Detroit:

“Since 2010, the Conservative Strikeforce has raised nearly $10 million. More than $9 million of the loot was paid to the fundraisers. That means candidates got less than 8 percent of the money donors sent in.”

Opt-out here info@conservativestrikeforce.com and call (888) 295-6480, mailbox was full. Also opt-out from ForthRight Strategy AKA Base Connect. That is right Base Connect changed their name last month. Kimberly Bellissimo and Scott B. MacKenzie have hung up a new shingle to run their fundraising scams. Was it because they are listed as a fundraiser for one of America’s Worst Charities? Or was it because if you use them as the fundraiser for your political campaign, you will no help from the Republican establishment? No, it was because CFO Michael Centanni was caught with child porn. He plead guilty. For those of you keeping track that is the third name for this firm since 2002. I have contacted Conservative StrikeForce and ForthRight Strategy AKA Base Connect already. Normally I would send a complaint to the DMA.

There were a couple of interesting things about this mailpiece. One was the amount of money it asked for: $2.16, $20.16, $200.16, $2106.00.

The other was the pretense of the mailpiece. It is to pick who your Republican Presidential Preference is. The list is: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Bobby Jindal, Jim Gilmore, Rick Perry, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Sarah Palin, George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Undecided and Other. Over the past year I have gotten junk mail from no less than 7 of the people on this list.


American Seniors Against ObamaCare a program of Citizen Guardian

American Seniors Against Obama Care a program of Citizen Guardian, Inc. GuideStar page, Opt-out info@CitizenGuardian.org and call (202) 469-3433. They use Engage Direct Mail and InfoCision.  Mail from them should have stopped last month. Normally I would file a complaint with the DMA.

One part of the letter reads:

At a cost of about 45 cents for the printing and postage to get out petitions into the hands of just one person, I need to raise $450,00 within the next 30 days. And another $950,00 after to intensify the pressure right through June.

I need to stop mail from them before they “intensify the pressure right through June.”


Balboa Mailing Company scam

Balboa Mailing Company scam

Balboa Mailing Company George Taylor 510 W, Broadway STE 800 San Diego CA 92101. Opt-out info@moneymailerprogram.com no reply, or call (619) 760-0570 it is just a pre-recorded message about how great their program is. I have already sent in a form 1500 for these guys, but it won’t kick in until next month.

No pre-paid envelopes, and no form 1500‘s to send out.

Google Smartbox

Google has gone all out with it’s April Fools pranks this year. Here is a full rundown on all the pranks they have today.

The one I loved the best was the Google Smartbox. It is a smart mailbox for your real world mail.

It has many features. But the one I loved the best was what it does to junk mail:

Google SmartBox

My hope is that when the junk mail is flipped to the side, it falls into an incinerator never to be seen again.