Originally Posted by sharky
I mail them back ripped up .. see the companies dont have to pay the postage unless it is returned
That's not correct - they pay for postage to mail it to you and they pay a pretty penny. If you are ripping it up sending it back to them, you're just wasting your time and energy.
I work for a mailing list company. Lists are rented for lead generation every single day. A lot of the mail pieces that you are receiving that you consider to be "junk mail" are, in fact, simply direct marketing pieces - advertising through the mail. It is simply for you to shred and/or recycle any that you don't want to respond to. It does NOT mean that these companies actually own any information on you.
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If any of you have any questions about the direct mailing industry, please feel free to PM me and I'll do what I can to educate/assist you.