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Question DetailsAsked on 9/29/2014

why do they ask for a fee before they will tell you anything about the mailing?

its a mailing company

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Probably because they hope you will be sucker enough to send money to them sight unseen - I bet they want cash or money order too - or maybe just to have you give them your bank acount number or credit card info ?

A very, VERY large percentage of these operations are scams or pyramid schemes or worse, and those that are not outright illegal are mostly multi-level marketing schemes where you (supposedly) make your money by getting OTHER people into the scheme - not by actual mailing of info. Or the company sends you stuff to put in envelopes - but then you hve to buy "training materials", envelopes, mailing list, computersoftware, etc - they make a lot off you, you make little or nothing - usually losing money no matter what you do.

In todays environment with automated form letter production and mailing, there is absolutely no way it is economic to send info to someone to envelope stuff and mail - it can be done FAR cheaper by machine, plus that way they get bulk mail rates for the presorted mail.

Here is a prior similar question with answers on that issue -

For more info, google this sort of search phrase - say the company is call Wonder Mailing for example, so search phrase would be - Wonder Mailing complaints . You can also go to the federal trade commission - for more info on mailing and envelope stuffing scams.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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