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Junk Mail Scams Are Aimed At Seniors

Letters Seek Funds For Hot-Button Issues

April 7, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: “John” is a local senior citizen. WHEELING — When local senior citizen “John” goes to his mailbox, he knows what he’s going to find time and time again and it can be very overwhelming....

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Apr-07-13 7:31 AM

Here's a potential solution. If you get this garbage in the mail and it has pre-paid postage on the return envelope, just stuff a bunch of garbage in the envelope and send it back to the sender. If enough people do it, the cost of the postage to the sender will bury them. Just sayin'

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Apr-07-13 7:32 AM

And God forbid I don't get my Catholic Spirit!

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Apr-07-13 7:48 AM

If seniors (or any group) are dumb enough to fall for these scams, they have no business voting in an election.

How dumb can one be?

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Apr-07-13 7:59 AM

Everyone receives this garbage, not just seniors. The junk mail is similar to the TV shopping networks that cater to the sucker that is born every minute.

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Apr-07-13 8:32 AM

When i get a bunch of junk mail, i do just that, stuff all that i can into in one of their pre paid envelopes and send it back to them.

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Apr-07-13 10:26 AM

I have done this with credit cards of bills (when I used to pay them through the mail). Stuff all of their offers back in the envelope with a big red "NO THANKS" on the offers.

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Apr-07-13 12:20 PM

"Junk Mail" = Letters from politicians, letters from "SOME" so called chairities, and of course those from Ins. Co's. +many more.

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