Neuromancer - A Hack into My Mind


Friday, February 24, 2006

Junk Mail II

Well I mailed the first 5 off today and low and behold I had yet another pre-approved credit card from Capital One junk mail sitting in my mail box. Of course I stuffed the contents of the letter in the business reply envelope with another one of my to the point, post its.


Wonder of they will get the message?
Next week I start sending them junk and as much crap as I can fit in a business reply envelope.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Junk Mail

Ever since I got a credit card I have recieved no less than 5 junk mails offering me more credit cards. I know for a fact my bank doesn't sell on customer information, but unfortunatly that doesn't stop VISA sending it to it's members.
I get the same ones every single week without fail and it's been going on for 6 months and I have finally got sick of tearing the things up and throwing them away. I read a while ago, a story a guy posted on about the crazy things he did to stop them sending them. He put all kinds of newspaper clippings and junk, and even coins to make the business reply envelope heavy and then mail it back to them. Eventually one of the banks called him and told him to stop sending junk in their business reply envelopes. What did he do? He told them he wanted his change back and they sent him a check for $0.33.

So my experiment in social hacking is underway. I opened the mail, inserted the entire contents of each letter into each business reply envelope. I put a post it note in two of them, with the words "STOP SENDING THIS TO ME EVERY WEEK". Lets see what happens next week, will I still get one from Capital One and Orchard Bank? We will see.

Luckily they don't have my unlisted phone number, if they send me a complaint letter, I will be sure to scan it, post it here and frame it.

Bring it on!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Testing 1,2,3

Testing my new signature and avatar graphic for any message boards I use.