Who The (*&%^()* Is Chris Thomas Of El Segundo?

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  1. SayWhat?

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    And why is he flooding my mailbox with Spam from a company I've never dealt with and never will?

    It has my name and address with a return address on East Imperial Way. It doesn't indicate any dealer's name or address, only a phone number of 855-333-0194 on the card slick (from the spammer slickster) offering a $150 Visa gift card if you allow yourself to get rooked into their 'Switch and Save' con.

    Thes types of 'humans' are at the bottom of the sludge pond.
     
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  3. jimmie57

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    Why don't you just call the number listed, tell them you are a Dish Network customer, will not ever switch to Directv, and you would like to be removed from their mailing list?
     
  6. SayWhat?

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    So, why are they faking the impression that this is a personal letter and not an advertisement? It's an unmarked envelope with one of those stick on return address labels like you used to get from the VFW or the Lion's Club.

    This dirtbag needs to be staked out in the desert somewhere and left for the ants and scorpions. Even then he wouldn't be as annoyed as I am when I get his junk in my mailbox.
     
  7. jimmie57

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    I get stuff every day in my mailbox for free this and discount on that, etc.
    I have my outside garbage can between the house and my mailbox and those get dropped in there before I am even back in the house.
     
  8. sigma1914

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    Is throwing away junk mail that cumbersome & agonizing that you're cursing on a forum? I wish junk mail was my biggest problem.
     
  9. Beerstalker

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    Every year or two I will take a month or so and open all of the junk mail that I get and mail their pre-paid envelopes back to them, either empty or full of their own junk. I find that after a few weeks they stop sending stuff to my address, I assume because they realize I am not interested and I am costing them money by using their postage, and paying their employees to open what I sent them to throw away.
     
  10. peds48

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    No piece of mail should be discarded in the garbage can. They should ALWAYS be shredded. What is garbage for you, is gold for those who are looking to steal your identity
     
  11. SayWhat?

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    I usually use them as kindling in the wood stove.
     
  12. yosoyellobo

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    If it was not for junk mail I would not get any mail at all. :)







    ps I count bills as junk mail.
     
  13. karrank%

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    Having lived in PDR/ Redondo/Manhattan Beach areas for a while, Hughes/DTV was familiar to me, so whenever I see "junk" with an El Segundo return address, I know what it is.

    Side note (maybe you knew this already but if not): Mailing lists don't have anything to do with you personally, and responding to any contents of junk expands its reach and perpetuates it. Shrug, shred and recycle.
     
  14. inkahauts

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    Well then I'm really confused because it seems this guy wants to make sure you always have kindling! :lol:
     
  15. inkahauts

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    I only shred stuff with my info on it. No need to shred the other stuff. Just recycle it.
     
  16. peds48

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    EXACTLY! And the mailing has your name on it!
     
  17. jimmie57

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    I would have to buy a new shredder every year at the least.
     
  18. peds48

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    If that is what it takes to keep you from being victimized, so be it.

    I bought 2 of the cheaper shredders over the years, only to discover that they overheat and did not lost more than two years. I then bought an "office" quality shredder for about $199 on sale. Best shredder I have ever bought. Nothing with my name on it goes in the trash, all gets shredded
     
  19. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    And if you own your house, that info is a matter of public record and very easy to find. In that case, dumping it in my recycle trash can is just as good as shredding it.
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Though some areas make it easier than others. My county is one that makes it very easy. But it used to be worse, they used to put unredacted court documents up on the web freely available. WIth social security numbers.
     

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