White House.gov petition: create an opt out system that permanently stops delivery of junk mail to reduce waste and save the environment.

No, I didn’t start this. But I wish that I had.

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
create an opt out system that permanently stops delivery of junk mail to reduce waste and save the environment.

Will it actually do anything? Probably not. But it is a start. If enough people sign it, the topic of junk mail might get people talking about it more, and it might get into the media.

 

Update: It only got 13 signatures all from this blog, I think. Next time title has to grab more people: Sign this now before your grandmother gives away your inheritance!!!1!! You know something the kids can relate to.

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Drowning in Junk Mail – How to Stop Scam Junk Mail Using a Prohibitory Order

If you have gotten any of the letters in this post TOSS THEM IN THE GARBAGE!! They will bring nothing but heartache and an empty wallet. If you get a lot of this type of mail I am going to show you how to stop it.

Scams from St. Louis MO

Everyone of these letters is called a 419 scam. It is named after the law code in Nigeria where the scam is prevalent. It is also called advanced fee fraud. The scam is they promise you something (money, a mystery box, I have an example with a car) But in order for you to get the whatever it is you must give them some money first. It usually hovers around $20. It is a lie, you won’t be getting whatever it is they have promised you. This mail will be the most beautiful, look the most official, and scream OPEN ME!

American Fiduciary Disbursements, Bellevill, NJ

DON’T! If you give money to one of them in hopes of getting the prize, you will be put on a mailing list of the worst kind, and you will get a blizzard of scam junk mail.

30 junk mail scams

Every week I receive about 30 scam letters. Well not me, my family has redirected a relative’s mail to me. She has dementia and can no longer care for herself. While going through her papers we found that about 3 years ago she started sending money to these people. She would very carefully photocopy the letter, send it off with a check, and then file the photocopy away, all in hopes of getting the prize. Now I get 30 scam letters a week, and her phone gets upwards of 20 calls a day from Jamaica and other far off lands, all asking for money.

American Claims & Reporting Center (ARC) Daniel P. Kennedy

Let’s tune into a special report from KTVN channel 2 Reno/Tahoe. See the National Consumers League doesn’t want you to send them in either. The only problem with that report is that they don’t tell you how to make the scam mail go away. Today I am going to teach you how.


First sign up for DMA Choice (If you want to do more you can Opt-out of Big Data). Then wait, the junk mail should stop in about 90 days (It didn’t for me, but that is why I am writing a blog isn’t it). If you are still getting scam junk mail after that, it is time to bring out the big guns: USPS From 1500. It’s original purpose was to stop pornography, but now it can be used to stop any mail  that is selling something. Good thing that asking for $20 to get $10 million is considered selling something. It only works on mail based in the USA. Scammers share their “suckers list” often. Word will spread across the pond quickly enough. It does not work on 501c(3) charities or 501c(4) PACs unless they are selling something, just asking for a donation or giving away free tote bags don’t count. But having a sweepstakes does.


Project suplies
For this project you will need: A pen, a stapler, envelopes, stamps, cheap copy paper, a printer, and scam junk mail. Optional: The free return address labels that came in other junk mail, and Avery address labels.

I would also recommend picking the smallest mailpiece a scammer sends to you, it will cost the least postage. But if they only send a full sized newspapers as ads, break out a giant manila envelope and send away.

Prohibitory Order From 1500
Next download USPS form 1500 (PDF) also called a  Prohibitory Order. This is an excellent walk through of the process from Knowmore.org (the web site seems to be down, so I am linking to the Wayback Machine version)

I bought the cheapest copy paper I could find, and set my printer to the lightest setting. I didn’t want to waste good paper and toner on these scammers. I have highlighted all the boxes you need to fill in.

From 1500
The form is overly complicated. Mostly because we aren’t using it the way it was originally intended to be used. Just remember to initial box 1 and 1a and you are golden.

Staple it all togeather
After you fill out the form, staple the entire contents of the letter to the form. This includes the outer envelope.

Stuff to stick to the envelope
This is where all that other junk mail comes in handy. It seems like every other charity has sent me return address labels. This sheet is from the National Park Foundation. It had about 40 labels. For most people that should be enough for a year. For me? 2 weeks. Good thing other charities sent me more.

Putting a form 1500 into an envelope
Slap the return address label, the Avery label and a stamp on the envelope. Then fold the stapled junk mail into the envelope.

14 form 1500's going to the Pricing Classification Service Center
Sent it off to Pricing and Classification Service Center PO Box 1500 New York, NY 10008-1500.

Form 1500 recipts
You should get a reply back in 2 weeks. I am probably the only person who has ever sent over 70 of these out.

Form 1500 recipts
If you fill it out right, you will get a conformation letter that they have stopped the mail from coming to your house. The Prohibitory Order will last 5 years, and will take effect 30 days after the scammer gets the order from the post office.

With this batch I also got the letter that goes to the scammer. They are ordered to:
1. To refrain from any mailing to the addressee, effective on the 30th calendar day after the receipt of this order.
2. To delete immediately the addressee from all mailing lists controlled by you or your agents or assigns.
3. To abstain immediately from the sale, rental, exchange, or other transaction mailing lists bearing the name of the addressee.

Form 1500 bounce back
If you fill it wrong, you will get the entire letter back, and a copy of form 1500 highlighted with the pink highlighter of doom. It is OK, just fill it out again (check your work this time) and send it back.
One week I messed up an entire batch and they all came back 😦 But the next day free stamps came with the junk mail. I love when the junk mail pays me to stop it. 🙂

The next step is, if they send another piece of junk mail I am supposed to write “I received this mailpiece on (date)” with a copy of the Prohibitory Order and the order number and sent it to the New York office. It hasn’t gotten to that point yet. It will be fun when it does.


 

Update: Going to Step 2

Alternatives going to step 2
It had to happen, after sending out over 70 form 1500’s someone had to slip-up and ignore me. On the Prohibitory Order is the date they sent it to you. The scammer has 30 days from that date to stop sending you mail. On the 31st day you can go to step 2.

This is what it looks like when you go to Step 2. I wrote “I received this on (date)” and signed it, on the on the outside of the mailpiece and again on the return envelope. I photocopied the letters that the postoffice sent to me, put it all into an envelope and sent it off.

This is what I got back a couple of weeks later:

Form 1500 Step 2

This letter is for me:

Based on the evidence you furnished us regarding a possible violation of Prohibitory Order 2080212, we have issued a Complaint (PS form 2153) against the mailer involed. A copy of the Complaint is enclosed for your records.

It has been our experiance that most mailers abide by the provisions of a Prohibitory Order issued against them under 39 USC 3008. However, in some cases, additional steps are necessary. Issuing a Complaint is the first step in the process designed to end violation of a Prohibitory Order.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

This letter is for the scammer:

This concerns violation of Prohibitory Order number 2080212 issued against you and your agents or assigns on behalf of [name]

On 06/30/2014, you received a Prohibitory Order (see copy attached) issued under USC 3008 upon request of the above-named addressee. I have received evidence that the Prohibitory Order has been violated as follows:

BY FAILING TO DELETE IMMEDIATELY THE NAME OF THE ADDRESSEE (AND OF EACH CHILD) LISTED IN THE ORDER FROM MAILING LISTS OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY YOU OR YOUR AGENTS OR ASSIGNS.

A copy of the face of the mailpiece is attached.

Any response to the Complaint or petition for a hearing with respect to it must be filed with me, in writing within 15 days after receipt of this Complaint. Attached is a copy of the rules of practice for hearings on such matters. Any petition for a hearing must comply fully with §963.3(a) of these rules.

For those of you that like to read postal law: Title 39 Code OF Federal Regulations Part 963 Rules of Practice in Proceedings Relative to Violations of The Pandering Advertisements Statue, 39 U.S.C. 3008

Drowning in Junk Mail – This week in Junk Mail, 154 pieces :(

This week's mail 154
Here is this weeks big box of junk mail, 154 pieces in all.

Noooo stop sending me junk mail

Noooo! Stop sending me junk mail!

NO! No no no! How could this happen? I have been pounding the keyboard for a month to make the junk mail stop. How could I go backwards, and get 154 pieces in one week?! It is like I have kicked an angry hornet’s nest of junk mail.

This is what my mailbox looks like everyday

This is what my mailbox looks like everyday.

St. Rand Paul the patron saint of junk mail, and our Lady of Blessed Contribution Dr. Annette Bosworth
How could you 2 let me down? I was counting on you to keep the mail away.


It's back :(
The biggest set back I had was, I got the official paperwork back for the first few USPS form 1500’s I sent out. It doesn’t work on foreign mail, only mail from the USA. Darn it. 22 out of 38 this week were from either The Netherlands or Australia. Now I will just focus 100% on US based scams. Look out St. Louis MO, there are lots of form 1500’s coming your way.


Let’s run down the biggest junk mail senders this week:

Chosen People Ministries
Chosen People Ministries. (Wiki page) They like to convert Israelis into christens. I like the pre-filled out check on the top right. All I have to do is fill in the dollars.

Judicial Watch
Judicial Watch run by Thomas Fitton. Charity Navigator page, 33% of budget spent on fundraising. There is a lot going on here. Some how Sheriff Joe Arpaio is involved.

American Civil Rights Union (ACRU)
American Civil Rights Union, (Wiki page) it wants to be the conservative answer to the ACLU. Their Charity Navigator page is a must read, they get 0 stars, and 72% of their budget is spent on fundraising. Source Watch page. Opt-out here: info@theacru.org

Rand Paul c/o Citizens United
Citizens United dressed in Rand Paul clothing

Rand Paul c/o National Right to Work Committee, National Pro-Life Alliance
National Right to Work Committee and National Pro-Life Alliance also using Rand Paul. So did I get 3 unrelated letters? Did I get 4 pieces of junk mail from Rand Paul? You decide.

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
Tea Party Patriots. (Wiki page) It is time for her to renew her membership. Sorry guys that ship has sailed. You aren’t getting any more money from her. The other one wants John Boehner to resign. That has to be the worst photo of John Boehner ever. I couldn’t find the original, but the flag he is standing in front of is huge. The stars are the size of his head.

Food & Water Watch, 3 in one week
Food and Water Watch, (Wiki Page) (Charity Navigator page) (Source Watch page) hay hippies, you had better check yourselves. The Tea Party, and Citizens United sent less that you this week.

NCPPR
5 from The National Center for Public Policy Research. Opt out here: info@nationalcenter.org, with the subject header “Delete from Solicitation”

15 from PII
15 from Policy Issues Institute. Opt-out here: james.lacy.@wewerlacy.com

FRC
FRC
16 from Federation Of Responsible Citizens. Opt-out here: FedofRespCitizen@aol.com. I wanted to make sure everyone saw the large envelopes this week. They are usually buried under all the smaller mail

The week of May 19th can’t come fast enough.


People running for office
The junior division is getting feisty. Both Annette Bosworth and Ben Carson are mad I didn’t feature them enough last week, so they sent me more stuff.

Annette Bosworth for US Senate
Annette sent me the same letter and blow-up of a camera phone photo, that she did last week.
Annette Bosworth
But now I can show you the taking points on the back of the photo. This week she compared people who receive food stamps to wild animals in National Parks. I hope who ever is paying for all this expensive mail gets their moneys worth when she is elected.

Ben Carson junk mail
Ben Carson, I mean the people who have nothing to to with Ben Carson, but are asking him to run for president, have stepped up their game.
Ben Carson junk mail
I now have a Teen Beat style Pin-up poster of Ben. That is like so cool, I will totally like put it up next to all the like old NKOTB posters in my like bedroom. Like.

Jordan is so dreamy

Jordan is like so dreamy


15 Charities
Charities
Lots of note cards and address labels were included this week. They will come in handy for stopping scam junk mail.


38 Scams
38 scams

Scams that will get a form 1500
16 of them are eligible for a USPS form 1500. And I just went to Costco and got a 100 pack of stamps. Bring it on scammers.


17 stuffed and ready to go
Here they are 17 pre-paid stuffed, sharpied envelopes.

The Washington Post March Sucks
I wrote a special note for the fine folks at Run Ben Run. That group is headed by John Phillips Sousa IV. His great-grandfather wrote this little ditty:


It was quite the hit at the time. Just imagine that I wrote to Blue Ivy and told her that her mom’s song “Single Ladies” sucked and you get the idea. They had better stop sending me stuff, or next time I will say something mean about Stars and Stripes Forever :-O

Leftovers
Here are the leftovers from this weeks 154 pieces.


An Offering
I am giving offerings to Our Lady and St. Rand. Hopefully it will be enough to keep the mail away this week.

 

Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail, 134 pieces

Last week I estimated that I received about 120 pieces of junk mail. This week I actually  got 134 pieces. From the smallest post card to giant manila envelopes with photos of Rand Paul.


Here is a recap of the junk mail this week:

8 From National Center for Public Policy Research
8 from the NCPPR
Opt out here: info@nationalcenter.org, with the subject header ‘Delete from Solicitation’.


10 from Federation of Responsible Citizens
10 From the Federation Of Responsible Citizens FRC
Opt-out here: FedofRespCitizen@aol.com


14 from PII
14 from Policy Issues Institute PII
Opt-out here: james.lacy@wewerlacy.com instead


4 from Citizens United
4 from Citizens United
Opt-out here: info@citizensunited.org


Global Reporting Network, Junk Mail
Who can forget the 10 mailers from Global Reporting Network
Opt-out here: info@divmarketgroup.com


and 35 scams of one kind or another
Pile of junk mail scams


These guys will all be getting Post office from 1500. 2 or more mailers in one week from the same address is an automatic smack down.

2 getting a USPS form 1500
That little post card drives me nuts. It is ugly, and they send one every week.

Scams from PO Box 41 394 AA Doorn The Netherlands
4 from this one PO Box in Doorn The Netherlands

Scams from 2037 Lemoine ave #155 Fort Lee New Jersey 07024
3 from one PO Box in Fort Lee New Jersey

Scam from Independent Catalog Services PO Box 6487 Providence, RI 02940
and 2 from  Providence, Road Island

6 USPS form 1500's ready to go
Here they are all 6 wrapped up and ready to go. (Sorry I forgot to take photos of 2 of them)


This is what I started out with on Saturday morning
Box o' Junk Mail, 134 pieces
134 pieces of mail

20 Stuffed and ready to go
Here it is all stuffed and ready to go in 20 pre-paid envelopes.

20 Stuffed and ready to go
I found an old roll of duct tape in the garage so I used that to seal everything up (every ounce counts). Note the big USPS envelops. They have easy open tabs on the sides, I duct taped over them, just to be extra mean.

St. Rand guarding all that is left of this weeks junk mail
My new patron saint of junk mail, Rand Paul guards over what is left of this weeks junk mail. It is mostly exterior envelopes that were awkward sizes that didn’t fit nicely into larger envelopes.

I will pray to St. Rand this week, in hopes that there will be less junk mail.

Drowning in Junk Mail – Addiction and Junk Mail

Publishers Clearing House

I told you how to opt-out of Publishers Clearinghouse last week. Did you know that there are knock offs of Publishers Clearinghouse?

Sweepstakes Clearinghouse Arlington TX

This is Sweepstakes Clearinghouse from Arlington TX. It looks exactly like Publishers Clearinghouse. They are so bad that the BBB has a page about them. This is their catalog for ordering stuff. As far as I can tell there is no entry form for a sweepstakes entry in this package. They have given me a 310.00 discount on 3 items of my choice. But the cheapest thing in the catalog is $399.95 (only 89.95 after voucher discount).

While roaming around their website I found a humor page. It is filled with one panel cartoons, the kind you find in Parade magazine in the newspaper.

Sweepstakes Clearinghouse Arlington TX 94-2-8-1

Sweepstakes Clearinghouse Arlington TX 93-5-1

Sweepstakes Clearinghouse Arlington TX 93-2-2

These are meant to be funny. I was confused by the jokes about the 3×5 cards. Thankfully the mail never disappoints.

The same day I also got this little booklet

Prize Alert Bulletin

It is full of pre-printed 3×5 cards to enter different sweepstakes.

Enrty into Slim Jim Battlefield 4 Instant Win Sweepstakes

It has 12 entry cards. Each entry puts you on a new mailing list to get more junk mail.

Update: I stopped both of these companies with a from 1500.


This is a great video by the BBC’s Panorama about junk mail in the UK

This is the website that the lady started Think Jessica. “Protecting elderly & vulnerable people from scams which come through the postal system and criminals who contact them by telephone.” Those cartoons are even less funny now. They were made by criminals making fun of their victims, who are caught in the throws of addiction.


The BBC Panorama video also talked about junk mail coming from The Netherlands. It made me wonder, how do they deal with junk mail? From Stop Junk Mail

Anti junk mail sticker from The Netherlands

No/Yes Anti junk mail sticker from The Netherlands

Anti junk mail sticker from The Netherlands

No/No Anti junk mail sticker from The Netherlands

From Flickr
Nee Nee Ja Nee

They have stickers that you can pick up for free, slap it on your mailbox and, that is it, the junk mail stops. That is right, the people who are sending me the worst of the worst scam letters, have one of the best, most effective systems for controlling junk mail in the world.

Drowning in Junk Mail – Rand Paul = Scammers from Jamaica

Remember this bit of mail from Rand Paul from a couple of weeks ago?

Senator Rand Paul, National Pro-Life Alliance

Well he has sent another. This time it is from his re-election SuperPAC He sure does like the fold out letter a lot.

Rand Paul 2016

I am working on the junk mail front, but the phone calls continue. My family is at this lady’s house taking care of her, and the phone won’t stop ringing. This house had had the same phone number for 50 years. And the lady that lives there has helped a lot of people in her town over the years. They still call to check up on her. But so do scammers. Everyday calls from Jamaica pour in. DON’T PICKUP!! It is a reverse charge. This lady’s phone bill was a mess. The other person who calls everyday is Rand Paul. Well not Rand Paul, but someone from his SuperPAC, asking for money. Everyday. A real person. Maybe if they didn’t call everyday, they wouldn’t need to beg for as much money, to pay for the guy working the phones.

This is the note I sent to the contact page of his SuperPAC:

Please remove [name removed] from your system. Delete everything like she never existed. You will not be getting any more money from her ever again. You have contributed to her loosing her house and being put into a nursing home. I hope you can sleep at night knowing you were calling a 86 year old woman with dementia everyday. You could do that because she didn’t remember that you called, and she wrote a check to you yesterday. She only gets calls from 2 places everyday, you and scammers from Jamaica. So forever in my mind Rand Paul = scammers from Jamaica.

Hopefully that will make it stop.

Drowning in Junk Mail – New Week, New Strategy

For the past 2 weeks, everyday I have sorted, opened, piled, paper clipped, mail to try and figure out what was going on with the junk mail I was being bombarded with. I have sent out pre-paid envelopes stuffed to the gills, with notes inside asking to be taken off mailing lists. I have sent e-mails to some of the biggest junk mail mills asking to be taken off their lists. I have even declared 2 scammers from the Netherlands porn.
Now it is time to wait. This is the part I hate. I need for my address to cycle out of the system. To keep myself entertained, I will be tossing all the junk mail this week into a big box, and keep count of the number of letters I get a week. For the past 2 weeks, the average has been around 15 a day, or 90 a week. This week, it should start to go down. I hope.

I am also going to really hit the Catalog Choice service this week. I am going to go after the smaller groups that don’t give out pre-paid postage envelopes.

I was starting to turn into a junk mail pack rat, with piles of stuff everywhere. So I tossed it all out, clean slate. I figure that the real nasty scammers will just send more, and I can catch them again. And don’t worry about missing your daily dose of junk mail, I have a feeling next week’s mail will be just as silly as ever.

Here is a cute cartoon from Cyanide and Happiness about junk mail

Drowning in Junk Mail – Where Does the Junk Mail Get Printed? & Opt-out of Publishers Clearing House

Remember the other day when I said that I was going to let the American political junk mail go for a while. Well, I lied. Everyday I do more research and find out more about the junk mail industry.

When I was writing about The National Center for Public Policy Research I accidently tossed in a group that wasn’t theirs. How? It looked and was formatted exactly the same except for some small print under the group’s name.

3 SuperPACs

I have highlighted the different parent groups in green. They are:

National Campaign to Impeach Obama
A project of the FRC (Federation of Responsible Citizens)

Health Care Reform Task Force
A project of The National Center for Public Policy Research

White House Watch                                                                                                                                                   A project of Policy Issues Institute (Can not find anything about this group except a brief mention on Floyd Brown’s wiki page.)

Something they do have in common (I can not prove Policy Issues Institute but I strongly suspect) they share the same print shop Response Dynamics Inc. “We are everything you need for direct mail success!” Wiki page. I still don’t know who makes their mail.

Source Watch mentions that Response Dynamics Inc. is run by Ron Kanfer the guy that helped raise money to pay for the notorious 1988 Willie Horton political attack ads. 

Hay didn’t Floyd Brown also have something to do with the Willie Horton ad?

I haven’t seen that ad in years. Let’s take a look:

It seems quaint and child like, compared to today’s SuperPAC fueled ads.

Where was I? Oh yah, all of the best political junk mail comes from one print shop in Virginia.


Federation of Responsible Citizens

Federation of Responsible Citizens this was the group I initially confused to be someone else.

Health Care Reform Task Force a project of The National Center for Public Policy Research

See the plastic envelope? Same packaging as the Federation of Responsible Citizens. Except the Federation of Responsible Citizens gave me money. Time to step up your game The National Center for Public Policy Research.

Back to Federation of Responsible Citizens They also go by the names:

  • American Federation of Senior Citizens
  • National Campaign to Guarantee Social Security
  • National Committee
  • National Senior Action Council (NSAC)
  • Political Headquarters
  • National Campaign to Impeach Obama

Here a nice story from 2005 about American Federation of Senior Citizens from Raw Story.


Policy Issues Institute

2 letters from Policy Issues Institute Floyd Brown’s group Policy Issues Institute: United States Health Congress, and White House Watch. TheWhiteHouseWatch.com is broken. The only website connected to this group that I could find is Impeach Obama Campaign. I think he runs WesternJournalism.com. So I sent a note to the Contact Us page. I also sent an e-mail to Citizens United a SuperPac he founded. Their e-mail is  info@citizensunited.org. Hopefully it works.

 


419 scam in the news

Lady from Emporia, Va is almost scammed by someone from Africa. All she wanted was a new heater. 


Publishers Clearing House

Let’s end on a happy note. It is Publishers Clearing House season (Wiki page). At the end of April they will give out their prize. If you would like to opt-out of their mailing list do it here

Drowning in Junk Mail – Welcome to the Beautiful The Netherlands

Man writing a letter to inform the recipient that they have a package waiting from the on the dock. They may retrieve it after sending a $20 fee

Man writing a letter to inform the recipient that they have a package waiting from the on the dock. They may retrieve it after sending a $20 fee

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in western Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as “Holland”
Famous for it’s dikes caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled junk mail extraction, lowering the surface of the land by several meters.

Man looks for the next place to send an advanced fee fraud letter.

Man looks for the next place to send an advanced fee fraud letter.

Dirck Hartog was a Dutch explorer who was the first European to chart of the western coast of Nigeria. He traveled around the Cape of Good Hope to Java, and then sailed on to western Nigeria. He brought back many riches including the 419 scam.

Percent of Netherlands economy that is 419 scams

The Netherlands has a developed economy and has been playing a special role in the European economy for many centuries. Since the 16th century, shipping, fishing, trade, and banking have been leading sectors of the Dutch economy. The Netherlands is one of the world’s 10 leading exporting countries. Foodstuffs form the largest industrial sector. Other major industries include advanced-fee fraud.

Lady writing a letter informing the recipient that they have won $1,000,000,000. They only need to send $20

Lady writing a letter informing the recipient that they have won $1,000,000,000. They only need to send a $20 fee.

Holland is lovely in the spring time with it’s windmills and tulips. Amsterdam is the capital city of and the most populous within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  Known for it’s relaxed attitudes towards drugs and prostitution… Yah we aren’t going there. We are going to province of Utrecht

A group of thieves are issued the new mailing list of marks.

A gang of thieves are issued the new mailing list of marks.

We are going to the 2 sleepy towns of Bilthoven and Maarssen. This is where the most scammy junk mail is coming from.

Pile of junk mail from the Netherlands

This is only 2 weeks of junk mail from the Netherlands. This needs to stop, now.

Advanced fee fraud from Maarssen Netherlands

This is typical of the advanced fee fraud that comes from PO Box 1191 3600 BD Maarssen The Netherlands. That’s right I get so much of this stuff that I can tell the difference between the different PO boxes. They each have their own style.

If you have lost money to a scammer in the Netherlands contact the Dutch National Fraud bureau of the Financial Crimes unit of the Dutch National Bureau of Investigation. Chances are you will not get the money back. But you need to start a paper trail for the scammers to help the next person.

KLPD, Financial Crimes Unit
postbox 3016
2700 KX Zoetermeer
The Netherlands
Phone : +31- 79- 3458 900
Fax : +31- 79 -3458792
e-mail: voorlichting@klpd.politie.nl

If you want to see more examples of junk mail form the Netherlands.

Drowning in Junk Mail – How to Opt-out of Junk Mail from The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR)

That was quick! After tweeting my blog post yesterday to the twitter account for The National Center for Public Policy Research, (@NationalCenter) they got back to me. They told me how to get off their mailing list.

This is how you do it, from the Privacy Policy page of the NationalCenter.org site:
“Send an e-mail to info@nationalcenter.org, with the subject header ‘Delete from Solicitation’. Please include your name and mailing address in your e-mail correspondence.”
This will take a while. Give them 6 weeks for you to cycle out of their mailers.

The National Center for Public Policy Research also goes by these names:

  • American Criminal Justice Center
  • Health Care Reform Task Force
  • National Retirement Security Task Force
  • Americans Against U.N. Control

The same e-mail address will get you off the list for those mailers too. One e-mail and letters from all those organizations should stop.

This was none to soon as I got 4 new letters from them on Monday.

National Center for Public Policy Research junk mail

Because Amy and her team got back to me so quick, I won’t stuff them and send them out. I will put them in the recycle bin. This is such a relief. Every sub group has it’s own PO Box. It was going to take a lot of time and postage to send form 1500 to the postmaster for each of them. (Update: It wouldn’t have worked anyway. A form 1500 doesn’t work on this type of mail) I can let my American battle front for junk mail lie low for a while, and let everyone update their mailing lists. Now I can set my sights on the scammers from The Netherlands.

Charity Navigator page 1 star 26% of budget spent on fundraising.

A reporter from 435mag contacted the Ridenours about the scare mail that National Center for Public Policy Research sends out.

Some how NCPPR has gotten it’s self involved with food legislation?? OK Amy whatever you think will scare people to give you money.