Friday, March 26, 2010

How Do I Protect My Gullible Grandma From Psychic Scams?

The Consumerist ( partner with the Consumer Reports) discloses what U.S. residents who have been victimized by Maria Duval scam artists. They can ask the Postal Service to file a "prohibitory order" against them. Follow their links to file complaints with your Attorney General, the FTC, and the Postal Inspector.The comments at the end of this short piece are also right on the mark.

Anyone who victimizes and targets the elderly should face prosecution. It's a real shame that Canadian authorities after many attempts to get them to do the same have fallen right on their royal Canadians.

The latest scam to reach my house on March 25, 2010 again used Canada Post Addressed Admail and it was probably mailed from Fort Erie, Ontario, right across the border from Buffalo. The return address was again the UPS Store in Woodbridge, Ontario. This licensee of the Canadian affiliated UPS Stores (formerly Mailboxes Etc.) refuses to do anything to stop these scammers. They have been renting the mailbox to this group since 2006. Nobody seems to care.

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