Junk Mail

When I got back home this evening, I found a couple of pieces of junk mail on the mat.

One was from Virgin Media, sending through their usual two-weekly advert for broadband. Seriously, does anyone know how one can get removed from their spammy junk mail? Virgin Media, if you’re reading: IF I DIDN’T WANT YOUR FRIGGIN’ BROADBAND THE FIRST TIME I GOT YOUR JUNK MAIL, I CERTAINLY DON’T WANT IT THE HUNDREDTH. It’s just a waste of paper – all that happens is it goes straight into the recycling. I don’t mind one bit of advertising occasionally – it might be useful. But to get a letter every couple of weeks advertising the same product is just bizarre and unnecessary.

I’ll try and contact them about it, although chances are it will just get lost somewhere in the corporation.

The second piece of junk mail we received was one we’ve received a couple of times before: “This number has drawn one of the gifts donated by local business”. There’s a reference number on there, a telephone number (01242 695001) and a “With Compliments” slip from a company apparently called “Survey UK” (address: Matters Consulting Ltd t/a Survey UK, Victoria House, 1 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8LN). I include this information so that people who are Googling for the information can find it 🙂

Anyway. My scam detector went to about 95% when I read it, but after Googling I’ve found some confirmation. Just check this forum post for more info.

So, just to make that absolutely clear: Survey UK (and ‘Matters Consulting Ltd’) are basically scammers and should be avoided!

There was one thing I found amusing though. The company name – “Survey UK” is plastered in big letters across one slip of paper. However, on the other slip, it says “You will not be asked to do any surveys.” Hmmmmmm.

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7 thoughts on “Junk Mail

  1. Well, good for you!

    To be honest I was contemplating getting Virgin Media broadband but I don’t need a friggin’ reminder every two weeks.

    Whether or not it’s a good product is irrelevant, the fact is that much paper being used is unnecessary and wasteful.

  2. Well, Virgin Media sent me another piece of junk mail yesterday. Currently working on an average of one piece every week and a half…

  3. It’s another clever way of scam. I received the same one by post and when I rang them they asked for my name which I was not happy to give and i asked if they could tell me what is all about?
    They said that they can’t before me giving them the name which I refused.

    THIS IS A SCAM, SO ANY ONE GOT THE SAME SLIP, JUST PIN IN.

  4. Like many other people, I have also been inundated with Virgin Media junk mail addressed to The Occupier, which I posted back to them with “NOT REQUIRED” on the envelope. After a period, I got fed up and rang their Halifax office, on two occasions, and asked them, politely, to remove my address from their mailing lists, which surprisingly they agreed to do – however the junk kept coming every couple of weeks! I therefore wrote a strongly worded letter to their Communications Director but all to no avail, so I suspect that Virgin Media top management have instructed their staff to ignore any pleas from the public and to carry on sending out the junk mail.

  5. I too am fed up to the back teeth of all this sh*t!
    I live in a house that was three flats seem to get 6 pieces of mail every week!

    I called them today, well that was interesting to say the least… Thought about jumping out of the window at one point… Again and again they asked for my name… I said you don’t need it as you haven’t had it in the first place… In the end I caved and said “The occupier”!

    He hung up!

    So staying with my existing provider!

    I now have a bin bag full of these White envelopes… I feel I should recycle but on this occasion.. They’re going in the postbox with return to sender on every single one. Got a lads night in soon just for the job!

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