RE: Get Your Mailbox Stuffed with CASH for the Holidays!
The word from the US Postal Service is: According to 18 USC sec 1302
(the Postal Lottery Laws always quoted in these letters) , if the letter
asks you to send money someplace and says that you'll make a big return
on it by forwarding the letter, it's illegal. Doesn't matter if there's
a product for sale or not - if it asks you to send money and promises
you'll get money back it'll illegal. Also, if it's a "send a postcard
and you'll get back a thousand postcards" it's legal (no $$$ changing
hands and a postcard has no real value according to law). 18 USC 1341
(or 1342 - I can't remember) says that causing this mail to be sent is
illegal - you don't have to send it yourself... Fines range from $1000
to $1,000,000 and jail time from 30 days to 30 years.
> From: Tommy Lakofski[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 1997 8:44 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Get Your Mailbox Stuffed with CASH for the Holidays!
> Isn't some division of the FBI interested in this kind of crapola?
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