Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 3:24PM
We are publishing a series of Member stories that clearly describe the impact of continued unsolicited mail. If you have a story to share, take a moment and share it with us here. We will never release personally identifiable information when re-telling your story.
For years my aging mother has received tons of catalogs. This had two effects: She would often purchase unnecessary items and I would periodically have to bundle the things (bags and bags!) and take them to our civic recycling. Earlier this year, I had her mail forwarded to our house so I could keep an eye on her bills. I was delighted when the post office told me that catalogs would not be forwarded. What a relief! Unfortunately, within a month it became clear that the companies were simply picking up the new address and mailing directly to us! Yikes! That is when I found your service; in the last two months I've entered over 200 requests to stop mailing. I had no idea how insidious these things were--some companies have her listed multiple times under different customer numbers or source codes. For the sake of my mail carrier, I hope that most have stopped before we are full into the holiday season! I do find it interesting that they can change the address within 30 days, but require 90 to actually delete you from the list. Thanks SO much for what you do!