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(Sun Sentinel)   Postal Service wants to remind citizens it won't email them and request credit card data; they would simply send you a form you would have to fill out and return in the enclosed self-addressed stamped envelope   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 12
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2014-05-25 06:24:58 AM
In triplicate
 
2014-05-25 07:39:10 AM
A group traced back to Nigeria has been doing the same thing masquerading as utility companies all around this area, trying to scam businesses. Since it's based in Bum-Farked Africa it makes it terribly difficult for anyone to do anything about it.
 
2014-05-25 08:19:01 AM

Langston: In triplicate


and they'd only offer a single busy fax line as the return mechanism.
 
2014-05-25 09:36:19 AM
Years ago, I heard of some large well-known consulting firms whose executives (a) went to United Airlines to make a sales pitch with American Airlines flight tickets sticking out of their pockets, and (b) sent UPS some sensitive documents via Federal Express. So I'm sure that people would think nothing of responding to the Postal Service via e-mail.

P.S. Yes, clients screamed and heads rolled.
 
2014-05-25 10:11:06 AM
the post office just sucks. lets just be honest. (I do like the movie though) they are increasing slow (it used to be, you mailed a letter one day, one day of transit, and the next day it was there, (not always, but not more then 1 more day) now it's just a money pit for disgruntled Vietnam vets, handicapped slackers, and losers who got in on some quota. shut it down. use some of the money to pay for the promised retirement benefits and be done with it
/we don't subsidize wheel wrights and ham operators.
 
2014-05-25 10:30:43 AM
Scum of the earth: "this is your final notification to reduce your interest rate" and "I am calling from Microsoft support" callers. Fark them all.
 
2014-05-25 10:44:40 AM
Ah, is this what Ben Gibbard is getting up to now?
 
2014-05-25 02:05:01 PM

rvesco: Years ago, I heard of some large well-known consulting firms whose executives (a) went to United Airlines to make a sales pitch with American Airlines flight tickets sticking out of their pockets, and (b) sent UPS some sensitive documents via Federal Express. So I'm sure that people would think nothing of responding to the Postal Service via e-mail.

P.S. Yes, clients screamed and heads rolled.


I'd send docs via FedEx to UPS. FedEx in my area actually ensures on time delivery and ensures they hand a package to someone. UPS in my area? They don't even ring the doorbell and they throw or drop packages so hard on the step that I can hear them hit the ground from my office upstairs with music playing (which I guess is my UPS driver's equivalent of ringing a doorbell? Or maybe he thinks that because there's no car in the driveway, no one is home to hear it). I pay companies extra to ship FedEx just so I don't have to deal with the farkwits at UPS (who once trashed a $3000 custom-built computer that they packed and then took over 4 months to pay the claim because they tried to say I damaged it between the time it left their store where they packed it and the time it arrived at the shipping location where I opened it in front of them).

And while I get at least one of these spam mails a day, it's pretty easy to tell it's not from the USPS without even opening it. Gmail shows enough of the unopened message to show that it uses the word "courier." USPS does not refer to postal worker as couriers.

But I could understand how, in this day and age, some would think the USPS would use e-mail: you can do a change of address electronically, order package pickup and delivery (and pay postage) electronically, and contact the Postal Service electronically, among other things. If you've ever been on a government website, particularly during the Obama Administration, you can be contacted via e-mail (I've gotten e-mails from Congressmen from other states regarding veterans' issues, for fark's sake). So while it's unlikely that the USPS would randomly send you an e-mail, it's not entirely outside the realm of reality, either.
 
2014-05-25 02:37:18 PM

bigbobowski: the post office just sucks. lets just be honest. (I do like the movie though) they are increasing slow (it used to be, you mailed a letter one day, one day of transit, and the next day it was there, (not always, but not more then 1 more day) now it's just a money pit for disgruntled Vietnam vets, handicapped slackers, and losers who got in on some quota. shut it down. use some of the money to pay for the promised retirement benefits and be done with it
/we don't subsidize wheel wrights and ham operators.


-most of the Vietnam vets are gone as well as a lot of the lazy dead weight.
-the USPS is just fine delivery wise for me. Everything I mail gets there next day in the Midwest and 2 days everywhere else.
-kill the USPS and FedEx/UPS will be crippled. The USPS uses Fedex/UPS planes during the day as well as some nighttime capacity.
-FedEx/UPS use the postal service to complete delivery on routes they don't want.
 
2014-05-25 02:56:05 PM
Ahh unions... wonderful little groups aren't they?
 
2014-05-25 05:34:02 PM

mjohnson71: bigbobowski: the post office just sucks. lets just be honest. (I do like the movie though) they are increasing slow (it used to be, you mailed a letter one day, one day of transit, and the next day it was there, (not always, but not more then 1 more day) now it's just a money pit for disgruntled Vietnam vets, handicapped slackers, and losers who got in on some quota. shut it down. use some of the money to pay for the promised retirement benefits and be done with it
/we don't subsidize wheel wrights and ham operators.

-most of the Vietnam vets are gone as well as a lot of the lazy dead weight.
-the USPS is just fine delivery wise for me. Everything I mail gets there next day in the Midwest and 2 days everywhere else.
-kill the USPS and FedEx/UPS will be crippled. The USPS uses Fedex/UPS planes during the day as well as some nighttime capacity.
-FedEx/UPS use the postal service to complete delivery on routes they don't want.

well god bless your support of the postal service, but it sucks, it's a waste of money unless you live in hub- cap Idaho. no one needs it. no one. period. unless you are 85 years. old. something critical can be sent via internet (I sure you've heard of it) or ups red or blue. so your either an idiot or 85 years old, and live in hub-cap Idaho.
it's insane, they don't deliver anything anymore. junk mail, weekly fliers, credit card offers, nothing of worth, and if someone does send anything of importance, they won't deliver it. you have to go to the sh*tty office when they feel like they want to be open to sign for it.
and you can't track sh*t!
fark them!

please don't try to justify the existence of the post office. they stink 1 to 10

 
2014-05-26 12:11:03 PM

bigbobowski: mjohnson71: bigbobowski: the post office just sucks. lets just be honest. (I do like the movie though) they are increasing slow (it used to be, you mailed a letter one day, one day of transit, and the next day it was there, (not always, but not more then 1 more day) now it's just a money pit for disgruntled Vietnam vets, handicapped slackers, and losers who got in on some quota. shut it down. use some of the money to pay for the promised retirement benefits and be done with it
/we don't subsidize wheel wrights and ham operators.

-most of the Vietnam vets are gone as well as a lot of the lazy dead weight.
-the USPS is just fine delivery wise for me. Everything I mail gets there next day in the Midwest and 2 days everywhere else.
-kill the USPS and FedEx/UPS will be crippled. The USPS uses Fedex/UPS planes during the day as well as some nighttime capacity.
-FedEx/UPS use the postal service to complete delivery on routes they don't want.

well god bless your support of the postal service, but it sucks, it's a waste of money unless you live in hub- cap Idaho. no one needs it. no one. period. unless you are 85 years. old. something critical can be sent via internet (I sure you've heard of it) or ups red or blue. so your either an idiot or 85 years old, and live in hub-cap Idaho.
it's insane, they don't deliver anything anymore. junk mail, weekly fliers, credit card offers, nothing of worth, and if someone does send anything of importance, they won't deliver it. you have to go to the sh*tty office when they feel like they want to be open to sign for it.
and you can't track sh*t!
fark them!

please don't try to justify the existence of the post office. they stink 1 to 10


Let me guess: you're going to try and tell me the USPS is a huge waste of taxpayer money.
 
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