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

Ted Cruz junk mail

As I am writing this week’s round, up one of my junk mail boyfriends, Ted Cruz has announced that he is running for president. Fire up the printing press! They are going to start churning out junk mail to raise money for his campaign. To opt-out of junk mail from Ted Cruz call (713) 353-4330. That is only for junk mail directly from the Cruz campaign, not other groups that use Mr. Cruz to solicit donations. According to Open SecretsClub for Growth was his top donor for his senate campaign in 2012. Opt-out from Club for Growth here.

Ted Cruz Victory Committee


All 4 pieces of junk mail
Only 4 pieces this week. All of them are on their last legs.

Freedom Watch
Freedom Watch 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 in April.

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.  This should be the last piece of junk mail I get from them.

Frontiers of Freedom
Frontiers of Freedom, run by George Landrith. Charity Navigator page (not rated), Source Watch page. Opt-out here info@ff.org. It is better to call them at (703) 246-0110, they have a choice in their voice mail just for getting of their mailing list.

Sweepstakes Clearinghouse
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. So I put the notice in the pre-paid envelope. Maybe they will get it this time.

 

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Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 10 pieces

All 10 pieces

While I was starting to write up this week’s junk mail I found out that the lady who’s mail this is, has passed away. Do not feel sad for her. She lived her life the way she wanted, to the fullest. I will process this week’s junk mail as I normally would. But next week will mark a new chapter in this blog and the way the junk mail is dealt with.


First we have a letter telling me that I have gotten her off another mailing list and the physical manifestation of why I needed to go to the lengths I did.

Freedom Watch
2 mailpieces from Freedom Watch and a letter from Larry Klayman Esq himself. It is telling me that in 60 days I will no longer get his junk mail.

Freedom Watch

http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/

World HQ 2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 345 Washington DC 20006 (310) 595-0800 leklayman@gmail.com

Via Mail

Jennifer Bell
[Address]

Dear Ms. Bell

Freedom Watch is in receipt of your correspondence to remove your [relationship] name off a mailing list. Please note that we have taken steps to remove the names of [all the major variations of her name] from our master mailing list.

Because of the nature of the mailings, it may take up to sixty (60) days for the direct mail firm to process the request. Please contact us after sixty (60) days if you are still receiving mail. You can contact my chief of staff directly at (310) 770-9712.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we wish you and your family the best.

Sincerely,

Larry Klayman Esq.
Chairman and General Counsel
Freedom Watch

Cc. Lisa Brown Shosteck
DMA Corporate & Social Responsibility Department

This letter has all the info I was looking for for all these months. Note how the info on the letterhead doesn’t match the website contact info. I know area codes don’t mean much any more but they are based in DC and Florida, and the area code for those phone numbers is in Los Angeles. If you need to stop Freedom Watch junk mail send an email to Larry at leklayman@gmail.com, and call the main phone number (310) 595-0800 or the chief of staff (310) 770-9712. If they blow you off, do what I had to do and send a complaint to the DMA.


Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research

Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research no website, Washington State page. Opt-out here novpne@verizon.net or call (703) 759-4599. I got no response from either. I sent a complaint to the DMA.


The Leadership Conference Education Fund

Leadership Conference Education Fund, Charity 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.


International Campaign for Tibet

International Campaign for Tibet Wiki page, Charity Navigator page 2 stars 36% of budget spent on fundraising. Opt-out here info@savetibet.org (202) 785-1515 . Their fundraisers are Schultz & Williams and Public Interest Communications


2 ads

2 random ads. One is an “Exclusive Invitation” from Direct TV. Oo la la.


Nutri-Health Supplements

Nutri-Health Supplements 260 Justin Dr Cottonwood AZ 86326

Normally I would fill out a form 1500 and send this off to NY. But because she has passed away I tore off the back page with all of her info and wrote “Deceased she is dead” on it. Then stuffed it into the prepaid envelope.


International Financial Transfer Board I.F.T.B.

International Financial Transfer Board I.F.T.B. scam

TIPP Service
Postbus 69319 cj Amsterdam The Netherlands

I have been at this for almost a year and I still don’t know how to make these guys stop.


GN-info going to step 2

GN-info PO Box 520 Danville, NH 03819-0520

They are going to step 2 for the form 1500. Have fun in junk mail court guys.


Sealed and ready to go

Here are the 2 letter that are ready to go out.

 

Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 15 pieces

All 15 pieces

Only 15 pieces this week. This blog is stating to wind down. I don’t know what to with my time anymore. What will I do now that I don’t spend a half-hour opening, reading and sorting through 10+ pieces of junk mail everyday?


Form 1500 Step 2
The USPS sent paperwork for going to step 2 with a Prohibitory Order:

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 Health Alert:

Health Alert 30 Ryan CT STE 100 Monterey CA 93940-5753

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


3 from Response Unlimited
3 from Response Unlimited

Random Political junk mail
Random political junk mail


3 charities
3 charities


3 scams
3 scams


Ready to go
1 form 1500 for Dr. Micozzi and 1 prepaid envelope


Leftovers

Leftovers

Drowning in Junk Mail – Pyramid Schemes and Chain Letters

Over the past few weeks I have been getting Pyramid schemes and chain letters. This is a disturbing trend because these mailpieces don’t come from a professional direct mail firm, but from private citizens. These victims spend their own money on envelops, photocopies and postage in hopes of getting money from other victims. USPS page on chain letters. They want you to turn over any chain letter you receive that asks for money or other items of value to your local postmaster or nearest Postal Inspector. Write on the mailing envelope of the letter or in a separate transmittal letter, “I received this in the mail and believe it may be illegal.”

Let me be clear: the only person who is making money is the one on the top of the pyramid. Everyone else is a victim.

Person who participated in a chain letter and made a grand total of $3

I wish I knew how to get her name off the suckers list. The only way to stop these scams from attacking you is to fill out a from 1500 and send them to New York. These letters are very illegal and every person who’s name is on these letters is committing a crime.

Update: One chain letter letter mentions where to buy new names Dataline 800-497-2912. They are not the scammers! When you call them to get off their mailing list, be nice to them


GN-Info

This one from GN-Info PO Box 520 Danville, NH 03819-0520 is the most simple of my examples, one page, very strait forward. I only have to send them $1 or 2 stamps.


The Pursuit of a Better Life program, scam

The Pursuit of a Better Life Program has a chart of how the pyramid scheme works. For this one you send $20 to 5 people.

The copy mentions Title 18, Section 1302 & 13442 of the US postal and lottery laws:

Whoever knowingly deposits in the mail, or sends or delivers by mail: Any letter, package, postal card, or circular concerning any lottery, gift enterprise, or similar scheme offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance; Any lottery ticket or part thereof, or paper, certificate, or instrument purporting to be or to represent a ticket, chance, share, or interest in or dependent upon the event of a lottery, gift enterprise, or similar scheme offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance; Any check, draft, bill, money, postal note, or money order, for the purchase of any ticket or part thereof, or of any share or chance in any such lottery, gift enterprise, or scheme; Any newspaper, circular, pamphlet, or publication of any kind containing any advertisement of any lottery, gift enterprise, or scheme of any kind offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance, or containing any list of the prizes drawn or awarded by means of any such lottery, gift enterprise, or scheme, whether said list contains any part or all of such prizes; Any article described in section 1953 of this title – Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both; and for any subsequent offense shall be imprisoned not more than five years.


Infinity Pay 200 scam

Infinity Pay 200 from Quarterly Connection PO Box 468 Moffat, CO 81143

This one boasts that it was launched in April 2014. Presumably so that you know you are still close to the top of the pyramid. They want you to send in $244 to get the kit.


Alliance Publishing Scam

The Infinity Income Dealership by Alliance Publishing 3011 West 183rd St #342, Homewood, IL 60430. Chat on RealScam.com, Chat on Scam.com about Alliance Publishing, Catherine Reece, and Patricia Tate. You send $97 to Homewood,Il and $100 to the person who actually mailed the letter to you.


Mike Caruana Lotto Magic MLM scam

Mike Caruana’s Lotto Magic PO Box 8175 Van Nuys 91499-4139 or 21 Racetrack Rd NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-1849

Blog about Lotto Magic.  Another not so friendly blog about Lotto Magic.


New Dimensions 50K Team scam

New Dimensions 50K Team PO Box 969, Grayson, GA 30017

It is a MLM pitch for  Body Balance liquid health supplement made by Life Force International 12460 Kirkham Court Poway, CA 92064. You send in $9.95 and they send you 1,000 post cards to mail out. A similar pitch is on the Life Force website.


As Seen on Oprah and 20/20 Chain Letter scam

As Seen on Oprah and 20/20 Chain Letter scam. This letter mentions where to buy new names Dataline 800-497-2912. They are not the scammers! When you call them to get off their mailing list, be nice to them. An example of the letter from 2009.


Platinum Acquisitions scam

Rob Leonard’s The Green Sheet scam AKA Massive Profits In Sports & Concerts
Platinum Acquisitions INC. 228 W Lincoln HWY #133 Schereville, IN 46375
They have bought and tested all the MLM and Pyramid scams for you. Just send them $20, and they will tell you how to make letters like this one to take peoples money.


Balboa Mailing Company

Balboa Mailing Company George Taylor 510 W, Broadway STE 800 San Diego CA 92101. Mail letters from home. Make $1000 to $5000 a week. But you have to pay them anywhere from $99 for 99 leads, all the way up to $399 for 500 leads.


Free Marketing System!
Free Marketing System!

Free Marketing System! Nathan Dickerson PO Box 1328 Elizabethtown, KY 42702. Send them $10 for a package to learn how to send out post cards like this one.


The Progressive Generator (Pig) JAN-L Marketing Inc
The Progressive Generator JAN-L Marketing Inc

The Progressive Generator JAN-L Marketing Inc 9805 Tamarisk Pkwy Louisville KY 40223. Just $10 for the start up pack.


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

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.


American Bill Money
American Bill Money

American Bill Money PO Box 4008, Portsmouth VA 23701 (757) 455-3551. Get Started for $25 (leads and postcards are extra) Ripoff Report page.

 

Flickr album of Chain Letters. I will add more as I get them.

Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 41 pieces

All 41 pieces

After a nice light week, I am back up to the new normal of about 40 pieces. A new disturbing trend in the past few weeks as been Pyramid scams. I have gotten so many I am going to give them their own blog post.


2 in 1 day
2 in 1 day club

3 from Response Unlimited
3 From Response Unlimited

Civil rights trifrecta
The Civil Rights Trifecta again. Do they text each other so I get them all in the same week?

2 from Engage Direct Mail
2 from Engage Direct Mail
Senior Citizen Alliance a program of Citizen Guardian

2 from CatholicVote.org
2 from Catholic Vote, Wiki page, Open Secrets page info@catholicvote.org a project of Fedelis Open Secrets page

2 from Faith and Freedom Coalition
2 from Faith and Freedom Coalition, Wiki page, Open Secrets page, opt-out here INFO@FFCOALITION.COM

2 from the GOP
2 from the GOP

Random political junk mail
Random political junk mail


4 charities
Charities

Last but not least
St. Joseph's Indian School junk mail
St. Joseph’s Indian School, Wiki page, Charity Navigator page (not rated) BBB page. Opt-out here saintjosephs@stjo.org

I have read about the prize packages that St. Joseph’s mails out. This person received almost the same mailpiece.

This one includes:

  • Dreamcatcher
  • 2 pads of paper
  • 2 calendars
  • 2 sheets of mailing labels
  • 1 sheet of stickers

They sent all this crap. Then have the gaul to ask for $5 to cover the cost of sending the dreamcatcher, that was made in China.


7 US based scams
US based scams

  • Nature’s Wave, Pro Wave Energy System, Rife Model 101 Frequency Generator, dead website. Here is another company that sells the same thing. Royal Rife wiki page, QuackWatch page
  • Sweepstakes Contests America Mark Sutton president. 1-877-411-3145 The website is SweepResults, here is the rules page
  • Jeff Adams America’s #1 Real Estate Trainer, opt-out here support@jeffadams.com. She was a real estate agent for over 40 years. This type of mail does not surprise me.
  • Dr. Andrew Ordon, Wiki page, Derm Exclusive, Beachbody LLC 3301 Exposition Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404. I used the live chat robot to try to opt-out. It was hell bent on stopping the email newsletter. I don’t know if it got the hint that I wanted physical mail to stop.
  • GN-Info PO Box 520 Danville, NH 03819-0520 pyramid scheme
  • Advanced Bionutritionals PO Box 8051 Norcross, GA 30091-8051 opt-out feedback@AdvancedBionutritionals.com.
  • Infinity Pay 200 Quarterly Connection PO Box 468 Moffat, CO 81143. Run by Natalie Anderson. This is also a pyramid scheme

I get to go to step 2 with a Prohibitory Order!!

Happy Jello

Health Today going to step 2

After all the variations of her name and multiple addresses, I finally get to go to step 2 with a Prohibitory Order. I wrote “I received this on DATE.” signed underneath, on both the mailpiece and the envelope. Photocopied my copy of the Prohibitory Order that the USPS me. I am sending it back to the NY office.

5 international scams
International scams, and by international I mean The Netherlands

  • Postbus 67 6670 AB Zetten Netherlands
  • Winner Club PO Box 20 NL-17115 ZG Spanbroek Netherlands
  • IER PO Box 3139 NL-1620 GC Hoorn Netherlands
  • Luxury Jewels Dr. Walter Barkley PO Box 1219 NL-3600 BE Maarssen Netherlands
  • Bodenkamp & Haffner, Prof. Dr. Wiedemayer PO Box 8202 NL-3503 RE Utrecht Netherlands

6 pre paid envelopes stuffed and ready to go
6 prepaid envelopes ready to go

5 form 1500 ready to go
5 scams going to New York.

Left overs
Left Overs

Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 45 pieces

All 45 pieces
After a light week in the 20’s last week, I am back into the 40’s. Is under 50 the new normal? I sure hope so.

I finally got through to HSP Direct last week. After trying every backdoor route I could find, they redesigned their website and posted the email addresses for everyone in the company. Including the CEO Jamie Hogan. Junk mail from them should stop sometime in October.


Response Unlimited

6 from Response Unlimited including:

Base Connect
2 from Base Connect

HSP Direct
2 from HSP Direct

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
3 from National Committee to Preserve Social Security and MedicareWiki page, Open Secrets page. Make sure you opt out twice:  Do not rent my nameNo More Mail.

Republicans asking for money
The Dems are slacking. I only got mail from the GOP this week.

Random Political Junk Mail
Random political junk mail:


6 Charities

6 Charities including:


6 scams

6 scams


Stuffed and ready to go
Envelopes stuffed and ready to go

2 for 1500's ready to go
2 scams ready to go to New York. They both have a sweepstakes as a part of the solicitation

Leftovers
Leftovers

 

Drowning in Junk Mail – This Week in Junk Mail 53 pieces

All 53 pieces

Just as I thought, the holiday week affected the junk mail last week. It looks like 50 is my new average. That is great, I have shaved off 100 pieces of junk mail since my high of 154. This week I sent an email over to the Consumerist about Kingsley, Harper & Hatfield and the fantastic response they had to my Prohibitory Order. The Consumerist loved it as did their readers. I had lots of great comments, and over 300 people went to DMA Choice page. I hope most of them signed up for the service.


Club 2 in 1 day

Club 2 in 1 day. The most exclusive club in my mailbox.

Response Unlimited junk mail
7 from Response Unlimited including:

Citizens United junk mail
2 from Citizens United.

Allen West
2 from Allen West and the Congressional Prayer Caucus Opt-out here help@CPCFoundation.com

Other political junk mail
Other political junk mail including:

big envelopes
Giant Envelopes including


Charities
9 Charities including

Calendars
3 calendars this week. They were from

Calendars
That makes 8 so far. The only one I use is the little one in the middle from the Humane Society. It helps me keep track of when junk mail from different groups will stop.


Scams
15 scams. I will only be sending in 1. The rest are either international or I have already sent in a from 1500.

Dr. Fred Pescatore's Logical Health Alternatives
The one going in is Dr. Fred Pescatore’s Logical Health Alternatives and his “Halo” Cancer Cure PO Box 925 Frederick, MD 21705-9913. Check out the free postage I got from National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Thanks guys! It is generous donations like yours that make this blog possible.


Shredded paper and glitter
I got some free newspapers while I was at my favorite taco stand this week. I ran them through my shredder, and now I have a new fun way to stuff envelopes.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
This is the pre-paid return envelope for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine they are the medical wing of PETA. So for them, I pulled one of the ads from the Publishers Clearing House mailpiece I got this week. It is for stuffing burgers. Burgers are a no,no if you are a member of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine envelope
A note telling them to remove her from their mailing list, a little shred paper and a sprinkle of glitter.

Stuffed and ready to go
11 envelopes a stuffed and ready to go.

leftovers
Here are the leftovers.

 

 

Drowning in Junk Mail – How to opt-out of Junk Mail from Specialized Fundraising

Today we are going to be dealing with the underbelly of the fundraising world. The fake charity/fake sweepstakes. This is some very nasty stuff that should be illegal. It is a charity asking for money with the veneer of a sweepstakes.

Child Protection Program charity scam

Child Protection Program scam
Child Protection Program
PO Box 6119
St. Louis, MO 63139-0119

The first red flag is, that this “charity” has no website. It had one once according to Washington State, but it is now dead.

It is apart of Survivors and Victims Empowered. Which made the Tampa Bay Times Worst Charities list. It is run by Phil Sheldon, who is the son of the Rev. Lou Sheldon, chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition. OMG! Get out of my mailbox Sheldon family!! The dad, the daughter and now the son. Charity Navigator page, unrated because it is sub 1 million dollars.


The Breast Cancer Project charity scam

The Brest Cancer Project charity scam
The Breast Cancer Project
PO Box 758544
Topeka, KS 66675-8544

The Breast Cancer Project is a part of:
National Cancer Center, Charity Navigator page 0 stars 68% of budget spent on fundraising.

They also run:


Both of these mailpieces are made by the same direct marketing firm: Specialized Fundraising. Website redirects to Info Group Media Solutions. Specialized Fundraising phone number (864) 579-7755 x111. Nextmark page for Specialized Fundraising. If that doesn’t work this is the Info Group Media Solutions contact page. I do not know if they are the same company of if they just bought the domain name.

You can look through their mailing lists here. You will find a lot of “sound a like” charities:

  • A Child Forever a program of Kids Wish Network
  • American Foundation for Disabled Children
  • Care for Our Wounded Soldiers a program of National Caregiving Foundation
  • Combating Children’s Cancer Foundatoin, a mailing program of Israel Children’s Cancer Foundatoin
  • Committee for Missing Children
  • Contest Cash (National Heart Council)
  • Healing Hero’s Network
  • Help the Vet
  • Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation
  • Kids Wish NetworkTampa Bay Times Worst Charities, AC360 part 1AC360 part 2, AC360 part 3
  • Kids Wish Network Hero of the Month
  • Miracle Flights
  • National Caregivers Foundation
  • Sweepstakes Contributors To Alzheimer’s Research (National Alzheimer’s Council)
  • Sweepstakes Donors To A Diabetes Cause (Defeat Diabetes)
  • Welcome Home Hero a program of Healing Heros Network

Normally I would use a from 1500 to stop mail from these groups because they are sweepstakes. But save a stamp (or 10) and opt-out here. I recommend you send your email to someone on the List Management team. They got back to me very quickly.


From the “the internet never forgets” desk: How the Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act of 1999 came to be.

Article by the New York Times about sweepstakes from 1998.

In 1998 Susan Collins and Carl Levin started a sub-committee hearings on sweepstakes in the mail.

CSPAN September 1, 1998

CSPAN March 8, 1999, Victims of sweepstakes junk mail testify.

CSPAN March 9, 1999 skip to 1 hour 5 minutes to see Susan Collins, Carl LevinDick Durbin, John Edwards, and, Arlen Specter grill the heads of American Family Enterprises, Reader’s DigestPublishers Clearing House, and Time Inc., New Media (that is the magazine division) about the misleading sweepstakes mail they send out.

Full transcript of both hearings

One of the topics that comes up in testimony is people flying to Tampa Florida to collect their winnings from American Family Publishers. This happened so many times the St. Petersburg Times collected the stories on one page.

These are the bills they were trying to pass at the time:

The DMA guide to to the Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act of 1999.

You have not won yet
I get this with almost every sweepstakes mailpiece, so that is some progress.

Drowning in Junk Mail – This week in Junk Mail, 44 pieces

All 44 pieces

Only 44? Could this be because of the holiday? Or is this the new normal? We will find out next week. But for now I will enjoy a sub 50 pieces of junk mail week.


Club 2 in 1 day
Everyone loves the 2 in 1 day club. They are so worried that I won’t send them money that they send 2 at a time.

Response Unlitited
7 from Response Unlimited including:

Citizens United
3 From Citizens United

Border junk mail
2 border watch groups

3 Civil Rights groups
The second best mash-up of the week was the 3 civil rights groups that I wrote a blog post about

Junk mail from George W. Bush and Bill Clinton
Mash-up of the week has to go to these two mailpieces. One from George H. W. Bush for Republican National Committee and one from Bill Clinton for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. I have said it before and I will say it again: No one should be getting both of these mailpieces ever, let alone in the same week.

Giant envelopes
8 Giant envelops including:

Other political junk mail
Here is the rest of the political junk mail. Normally I don’t take photos of the single mailpieces because it would overflow the poor table on my porch. But this week there is a reasonable amount.


4 charities
4 charities


Angeles mag
Random ad of the week is Angels on Earth magazine. It is all inspirational stories involving angels

Junk mail prayer card
They even sent a personalized prayer card.

May God grant you always… No more junk mail

Thanks guys! How did you know that is what I pray for every day?


3 scams
Only 3 scams this week


Adding glitter
I am kicking my envelope stuffing up a notch this week. I bought some glitter and sprinkled a little in each prepaid envelope.

stuffed and ready to go
25 envelopes stuffed, sprinkled with glitter, sealed with duct tape, and bar codes blacked out. Remember that I combined last week’s prepaid envelopes with this week because of the holiday.

4 1500's
Only 4 form 1500’s this week. Like the prepaid envelopes I combined this week with last week.

Left overs
Here are the left overs.

My junk mail project is almost done. Do you need help stopping junk mail? Do you have photos of junk mail you want to share? The comments are open or darthjenni at gmail dot com.

 

Drowning in Junk Mail – This week in Junk Mail, 87 pieces

Another great week with less than 100 pieces of junk mail. For those of you that haven’t been following along from the start, the peak week was 154 pieces of junk mail. I will take 87 pieces any week, after being deluged with 154 pieces of mail screaming to be opened.

2 in 1 day club
The 2 in 1 day club was big this week. It includes:

Tea Parties junk mail
3 Tea Party letters. 2 from Steve Eichler’s Tea Party. Opt out here contact@TeaParty.org.  And one from Tea Party PatriotsWiki page Opt out here.

DNC & RNC junk mail
2 from the DNC and the RNC each. and 2 from the NRSC. None of them can figure out why she hasn’t sent in her yearly dues yet.

_6284493.ORF
3 from National Committee to Preserve Social Security and MedicareWiki page, Open Secrets page. When did 3 return envelopes become a thing? This is the second one in 2 weeks. Make sure you opt out twice:  Do not rent my nameNo More Mail.

Junk Mail made by Response Unlimited
These 6 are all from the same direct marketing firm: Response Unlimited. I will be devoting an entire post to that company and their clients. But for now opt out here.

The best mash up of junk mail lists this week is:

SPLC and friends
Getting a letter from the Southern Poverty Law Center,  in the same week as Traditional Values Coalition, SPLC page, and the Citizens Assembly’s Safe Borders Coalition. Don’t have a website but they are closely aligned with the Minuteman people. They aren’t on the SPLC radar yet, but they fall in to the anti-Immigrant category.


Large Envelopes
7 large envelops


16 Charities
16 charities


International Scams
5 international scams. including some old friends:

  • PO Box 1191 3600 BD Maarssen The Netherlands
  • PO BOX 169 3940 AD Doorn The Netherlands
  • PO Box 17 Varsity Lakes QLD 4227 Australia

Michelle Devon scam junk mail
And psychic of the week Michelle Devon PO Box 27 NL-1670 AA Medemblik The Netherlands

US scams
10 US based scams. Almost everyone is going down this week.

  • American Sweepstakes Publishers PO Box 12954 Kansas City, KS 66112-2954 it is on it’s last legs. I sent a  form 1500 for them a few weeks ago.
  • L.D.R. PO Box 190 Old Westbury, NY 15568 is playing games with me. I have already sent out a form 1500 on the outside return address under a different name: L.D.R. PO Box 422 Old Bethpage, NY 11804. It’s OK guys I will keep sending them in until you stop.
  • The Douglass Report 189 N. Charles St. Baltimore MD 21201. Rational Wiki page.
  • Scoopified P.O. Box 277; Bellingham, WA 98227.  It is written by the mysterious Diane Morgan.

2 with the same PO Box
Dr. David William’s Alternatives, PO Box 95 Old Shoals rd Arden, NC 28704. He is a chiropractor who is into peddling various pills to older people. Here is nice write-up by a doctor about a patient binging in one of his magazines. I put in a request to stop the mail through Catalog Choice months ago and it didn’t, so a form 1500 it is.

3 with the same PO Box
Dr. Frank Shallenberger’s Real Cures, Advanced Bionutritionals, and Dr. Nan Kathryn Fuchs’s Women’s Health Letter have the same PO Box. PO Box 8051 Norcross, GA 30091-851. Again I put in a request to stop the mail through Catalog Choice months ago and it didn’t work. Because they all use the same address, I only have to send in 1 form 1500. Thanks guys 🙂
Other companies that use this address:


All 87 pieces
Here are all 87 pieces

Stuffed and ready to go
19 pre-paid envelopes stuffed and ready to go

Form 1500's ready to go
Here are the lucky 7 form 1500’s ready to go.

Left overs
Here are the leftovers.


Pocket calendar and a dollar
This week I made a dollar and a pocket calendar.

Marked calandar
Luckily it is a 15 month calendar. I have already put it to good use. I estimate that the junk mail from Response Unlimited should stop the first week of August.