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Nuisance letters from companies

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Nuisance letters from companies

My eldest daughter, 19,  has received 2 letters from Sky (advertising free sport if you take broadband) and TalkTalk youview and broadband.  She doesn't know anytime in the past going onto sky or talk talk except logging into the sky website to confirm change with her emails, but never talk talk.  She didn't even know who they were. 
Any ideas on how to stop em? Its getting on her nerves.
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Re: Nuisance letters from companies

They have probably got her name and address from some other "grab" advertising company that sells on your details... or possibly from the census....
either way.. just write across the front of it,  R.T.S.  ( Return to sender) and highlight the return address usually on the back... bung it back in the post box...
that way, they have to pay for two lots of delivery... also.. you might find it will stop...  You could try writing to their advertising department to remove the name and address from  their mailing list...
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Re: Nuisance letters from companies

@Shutter forget about that trick, will make sure that if she gets another one that she'll put R.T.S on and highlight return address where possible.
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Re: Nuisance letters from companies

Before RTS'ing it, steam it open and slip in a bit of metal to add to the weight and then seal it again - it'll cost em more!
That or you wrap a phone book (with the letter inside), put their address on it and write 'Important legal documents enclosed' on it somewhere to guarantee they'll accept and pay it - then chuck it in the post box without any postage  Grin
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Any ideas on how to stop em? Its getting on her nerves.
Jamie

I think it would be very hard or almost impossible to stop this type of letter.
I just pop it back in the post box.  As previously stated it will cost the company additional postage but also they will have to open each one up just in case there is a genuine response from someone who wants their service Wink
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That or you wrap a phone book (with the letter inside),

that is one (undocumented) way to get rid of old phone directories Cheesy
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Re: Nuisance letters from companies

I don't know how true this is but I was told of one person who would use the prepaid envelope from a company and enclose a banana skin with a note saying that he had got rid of their junk so could they get rid of his Grin
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Any ideas on how to stop em?

Has she registered with the MPS? (Imperfect but may help)
http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/mpsr/
Did she opt out of the edited electoral register?
http://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/electoral_register
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Re: Nuisance letters from companies

I've printed a batch of labels, to attach to junk mail and re-post them.
Time will tell if they're effective or not.
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I don't know how true this is but I was told of one person who would use the prepaid envelope from a company and enclose a banana skin with a note saying that he had got rid of their junk so could they get rid of his Grin

I like it. There are so many things you could get rid of this way Wink

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I've printed a batch of labels, to attach to junk mail and re-post them.
Time will tell if they're effective or not.

Thats a great sticker / image. I will be printing a few of those off myself I think!
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Whilst it may make you feel good by putting those stickers on... it also gives the post office an excuse for dumping it, when you have put it back in their box....
If you treat it as "undelivered mail, Return to Sender" I think they have an obligation to deliver it back to them...
Shouting out loud that it IS ..... JUNK MAIL .... could be counterproductive,.. !
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It is also addressed to my daughter in the letter as 'Dear Louise'
Louise is my daughters name obs
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I refer you to my earlier posting, then.....


Quote from: shutter

They have probably got her name and address from some other "grab" advertising company that sells on your details... or possibly from the census....
You could try writing to their advertising department to remove the name and address from  their mailing list...
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Whilst it may make you feel good by putting those stickers on... it also gives the post office an excuse for dumping it, when you have put it back in their box....
If you treat it as "undelivered mail, Return to Sender" I think they have an obligation to deliver it back to them...
Shouting out loud that it IS ..... JUNK MAIL .... could be counterproductive,.. !

In fairness I think it's quite likely that RM will dump it the moment they see it was addressed to 'The householder'.
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