posted on May, 14 2013 @ 11:12 PM
Junk mail. We all get it. Sometimes it's coupon packs, which isn't always a bad thing, and sometimes it's just ads for local churches or
businesses. No problem. I understand the concept, and respect the business' attempt at awareness. That being said, there is one company who takes it
to a whole new level of paper waste, and they have now begun using misleading packaging to make me open their envelopes full of offers.
For the last 2 years I have received at least one ad or offer from AT&T every week. That's well over 100 attempts at doing business with me.
Sometimes there are 2 different offers in the mailbox on the same day. Yeah, if I see an AT&T logo on an envelope, it goes straight into the trash.
However, I received a particular piece of interesting appearing mail today which both confused and shocked me.
The envelope said CHANGE OF ADDRESS CONFIRMATION, and was similar dimensions and fonts to the official USPS Change of Address confirmation notice.
Now, I don't use snail mail a whole lot, but I certainly do make monthly transactions using the USPS, and I've had to deal with identity theft
issues in the past.
I open the envelope to find out it's just a deceptive package for another AT&T offer. I've had it. I think I'm going to start documenting this with
pics and see if there are any laws I can use for consumer protection. I'm not usually one of the types to freak out about being on call lists or
other advertising audiences, but this has just gotten to the point of harassment. I'm tempted to sue, but first I have to build a case and only if
there is an actual law being broken. Anyone else have similar stories or problems with AT&T or other companies?