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spam-a-card.
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I.R.L
P.O. Box 71028
Marietta, GA 30007-1028

| stamp = Auto presorted First-Class US Postage Paid. Ft. Myers FL, Permit No. 130 |

MMxxxx
PIN# xxxxxxxxxx
xx-xx xxxx-x

WE HAVE

[ img of large smily here ]

GOOD
NEWS!!

It was addressed to my full name.

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On the back of the postcard was the following note:

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Dear Benjamin

We are trying to reach you with Good News! It is real important that you Call Toll free 1-888-279-9221

Thanks
Maggie


Call 10am to 8pm EST
Monday thru Friday

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So I was curious, and hit google and came up with this. Quite interesting.

And I was bored, so I called the number. A woman picked up, and rambled about getting a card in the mail. So I asked for a large pizza, with peperonni and sausage. And then I asked her if this was dominos (which it isn't). But she said yes. And then asked if I wanted extra cheese. To which I couldn't resist cracking up... hopefully I hung up before she heard me laughing.

Current Mood: amused amused

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faerunner From: faerunner Date: May 16th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehehee!

I would've stayed on the line and made sure she delivered the pizza...
ibneko From: ibneko Date: May 17th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
eh, I thought about it, but then I realized that I didn't really want to give out my address.... That, and I suck when it comes to lying on the spot.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 13th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

odd thing.......

yo dude,
i just got the exact same postcard,(strange we have the same first name), so i did a search to try to find out what i.r.l. was and this is all that came up.......i think im gonna give em a call, i have nothing better to do with my time as well,and ill let you know what its about if your interested at all. this could get interesting.

rockenroll
ben
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 6th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

I got that too

It's November, and I got one too. Thanks for the info; I googled the address and found this on your livejournal. Amusing response :-D. Maybe I'll try something too. I'm thinking of faking an accent of some sort.

-Jessica
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

No pizza for me :-(

My wife got this card in the mail yesterday from "Maggie" at "IRL", with the 9221 number and smiley face. I called the number just now and I believe a black lady answered. Although she identified herself as being from the IRL sweepstakes, I went ahead and ordered the same pizza, but she asked me who I was trying to call. Apparently, it wasn't Domino's, but I went on to request delivery and ask how much it was going to be. She said, "You have the wrong number," but I thanked her anyway and hung up. These people deserve to be annoyed at least as much as they annoy us. No pizza for me, but at least I know what the good news is. :P Thanks!

Dustin
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 13th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

this is funny do this next time u get junk mail

go to this site and u can find out how to make them pay http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=961738
u can make the package wiegh up to 70 lbs and they have to pay the postage because that is what it says the postage is payed u cant send a box full of batterys which they would also have to pay to dispose of all u have to do it tape ur card to a box with whatver u want and then go to post office and say wrong address then after so much of doing that you will no longer get any more junk mail there is alot of sites on it look the rest up amber (heliades84)
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 31st, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: this is funny do this next time u get junk mail

Can anyone say Mail Fraud?! That's a federal offense you don't want to deal with - simply toss the card... I got one today in "Southern California." Been doing some basic google searches and came up with this site: http://scamerica.org/latest-threats/direct-mail/we-are-trying-to-reach-you-with-good-news.php Looks like the same characters. Good luck fighting the good fight all! PS - Since this company is hocking magazine subscriptions, I wonder if someone is selling their customer info? Possibly Wired?
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