- How do you stop junk mail?
You could try scribbling out the address, put ‘Not wanted, return to sender’on the envelope, along with ‘Please remove me from your mailing list’ and stick it back in the post box.Posted 4 years ago
Printing off some sticky labels and putting those on would speed things up, too.
Trouble is, once your name is on these lists, they get sold amoung the various people who do mailings, and it’s very difficult to get it stopped completely.
One point, when you blank out the address on the front, don’t cover up the little dotted square to the right of the bar-code thingy under the address, that looks like a QR Code; that will be scanned by the mailing house to update the list, in fact that’s exactly what I’m doing for a bunch of charities at the moment.
We did a ‘cold’ mailing for a major charity a while back, and the ‘RTS/Gone away’ returns were staggering, but they seem to think a 10% hit rate is worth it. Most mailings are ‘Warm’, where the recipient has been phoned, or is a long-term customer, and it’s usually only peole who’ve moved, or died, that get returned.Posted 4 years ago
Posties scribble over the address with a blue crayon if you dont bother covering the address yourself anyway, so even that’s not really neccessary, just write RTS on it and shove it in the post box.
re mail – if there is a reply envelope, simply remove all details relating to you, fill with as much untraceable other junk mail (and charity bags) as possible, make it really heavy, and pop in post.
Please DON’T do that, it achieves nothing other than pissing off the person who has to deal with the returned mail, ie me. If the personal details are removed, then how the **** can your details then be removed from the database? All you’re doing is perpetuating the issue by being an arse! 🙄Posted 4 years ago
FWIW, as I update the database the client charity gets a report every week with the details of those scanned in shown up. I’ve had two queries this week regarding someone shown as ‘gone away’, who was still living at the address, (the admin system only allows gone away/deceased), and someone, a young woman flagged up as deceased.CougarSubscriber
See the second half of this page.Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
Have tried speaking to the company (specifically Virgin Media) and still getting hefty lumps of promotional material on a regular basis
Had the same thing with vigin on the rediculous media lot, just ring the freephone num,ber and ask for the free set top box, tivo box and free instalaltion then when they ask for your bank details tell them repaeately , that the stuff youve asked for is free and FREE MEANS FRE, and keep repeating that, and tell them to remove your details of their mailing list, then repeat a few times, they soon get the idea.
Oh and the calls free as well.Posted 4 years ago
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