On Thu, 12 Oct 1995, Jim Tucker wrote:
I suspect there is nothing illegal about anonymous unsolicited mail. At
least not if the contents are "legal". However, I agree it should be
Jim: Perhaps, but read *between* the lines of their crafty mailing piece.
Especially, about "real friendly young ladies", the "referral" basis
and "special shipping arrangements for adult magazines", etc. If you
re-read it several times, it may not really be magazines which we are
talking about here. It also raises questions about "knock-offs" using
offshore presses to counterfeit various publications. There just appears
to be *something* beyond the run-of-the-mill spam mail here.
Probably best for all of us to table further discussions or comments
via the mailing list. I did feel it appropriate to convey the FBI
contact's number & FAX for anyone else who might have information.
At the same time, I do not believe any bona fide, reputable business
would take the approach we've all seen involving their mailing piece.
In the US, I believe it is a violation of Federal Law (I know it is
illegal in California) to do mail order advertising with a PO Box only
and not include a valid physical street address as well. I didn't see
one in the mailing piece...only a PO Box and a FAX number.