I am so angry. I had to redirect my mother's mail (I have POA) which was an awful decision to make - taking away another bit of her independence. Sadly we could not convince her not to reply to the "you have won" letters she received. She asked first a carer and then her hairdresser to post envelopes stuffed with money - it is her money and she should be able to do what she wants but she is my mother and I don't want her to be scammed They were both quite uncomfortable about the whole thing but we organised that if she did ask they would take away the envelope (or she got angry with them which is not her at all) and let me know. This did not stop her trying and she was very angry with me - "well, it's you that's going to loose out" so, in the end the family agreed that I should redirect the mail.
Since her mail has been coming to me I would estimate two or three a week come through. I am saving them to dump on our MP eventually. They are so obvious but the Royal Mail are doing nothing about them even though they say they check for this sort of mail.
Today I got one saying "we have a cheque for £20,000 or other item that is in a package you can now claim and listing alternatives that may be in the package. All she would have to do is complete the claim form and send £19.95 to cover processing, delivery and insurance. The address on this says The Netherlands but the address are all over the world and this is, of course, a PO Box.
Poor, poor people who have no defence against these wicked blood suckers. Why is it not being stopped?
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