Tracfone Telemarketing

This morning I received a phone call from 1-800-419-7370. Caller ID showed it as “Unknown.” So I let the answering machine pick up. It was Tracfone, the pre-paid cell phone company. They left a pre-recorded message with some sales offers. I called back to “opt-out” and was told all circuits were busy. I redialed a …

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Car Warranty Telephone Scams

Have you been getting those ridiculous telemarketing scams from some robot telling you that your car’s warranty has expired? I got my call from 909-691-9149. See these articles for more information: As states investigate extended auto warranty industry, consumers launch class-action suit against Wentzville firm Want the phone number to the “Your car’s warranty is …

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Junk Mail Received During the 2008 Elections

During the 2008 election cycle, which included for me the US Senate (Warner vs. Gilmore), US House of representatives (Connolly vs. Fimian) and President (Obama vs. McCain), I collected all the political junk mail that was sent to my home. I’ve finally gone through it all (32 pieces of mail) to present this summary: Republican …

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Junk Mail Received During the 2007 Elections

The 2007 election system has come and gone. Whew, I’m glad that’s over! Now I can sit back and wait a few months for the 2008 election process to start. What? Oh yeah, it started even before the 2007 elections were held. Sigh. During the 2007 election cycle, which included the Virginia state Senate, Delegate, …

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