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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

hey guys,
I just got my second chain letter/pyramid scheme/as seen on oprah letter in the mail this morning. this is pissing me off. so I snagged the person's home telephone number off the white pages online and I'm thinking about calling this old bird and asking her where the hell she got my address and info and letting her know this is illegal.

Do you think its wise to call her? Im not gonna threaten her or anything. I just want to tell her to stop doing it cuz its illegal and how did you get my info, lady?

what would you dudes do?
thanks,
GEE

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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Re: Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

Delete it and move on with your life. It's probably a spoofed address and the wrong person anyway.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

it wasn't an email, but an actual snail mail letter sent to me. I just ripped it up, but Im saving her info in case I get more of these.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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Re: Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

Why do I have the feeling there are a couple hundred cats in her house?
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 08:50 PM
 
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Re: Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

By his or her actions, the person seems like they have less to lose than you. Unless you absolutely have no choice I think it is wiser not to get aggressive or involved with such people in any shape or form. They have less to lose.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 08:50 AM
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Re: Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

Dude, just throw it away and relax. Chuckle about the wasted stamp and be done with it. There's really no need for feelings of hostility here.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 09:11 AM
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Re: Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

Yeah, at most just turn it over to the police.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-23-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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Re: Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

If it is sent US mail, dont open the next one, write "refused" on the letter and put it back in the mailbox. Its usually best to do like Elvis and return to sender.
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Re: Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

Hand it to your local Postmaster and ask that a case file be opened. Postal inspectors love this kind of stuff!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-23-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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Re: Chain Letters/Pyramid Schemes

You should send the pyramid schemes to Egypt....they would fit right in
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