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weesiuddy : I have a blackberry curve 3G and I'm with AT&T but i don't understand how I'm supposed to check for updates or even update it. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP

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aviatiogfs : Contact a local attorney. Land tends to be valuable enough that there are ways to handle it. Legal aid organizations usually aren't going to be involved in land issues.
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Tevyemalm : My main concern is that this particular organization is ripping off USPS by claiming to be non-profit, thereby allowing them to send first-class envelopes for $0.13, REGARDLESS of weight (it appears). I witnessed the apparent transition very recently; I got 2 letters over the last few months, with postage indicating ~$1.00. However, the latest envelope (weighing over 2 oz (which = 3 oz, pricewise)) has a "stamp" that says $0.13 (by "stamp," I mean the red ink pad type, gotten from buying or renting devices from Pitney Bowes, for example.

Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely one of the LAST people to "tattletale" on anyone. HOWEVER, this fraudster is atrocious, having found a loophole that makes his fraud apparently untouchable. This has occurred for decades, so you can maybe understand my position.

I now have 3 "business reply" envelopes, 2 of which I specifically requested on their website.The 2nd one came after I said the 1st was lost, but the 3rd came unexpectedly, apparently because they were recently approved for non-profit postage rates. I'm merely speculating, but what do you guys think?

I've been really busy lately, forcing me to hang on to the 3 envelopes sent to me. I intended on mailing back to them the maximum weight allowed by USPS first-class, with just over 12 oz (13 being the max) of washers or pennies, for example. This is purely to tax this POS for running such a scam, however slight a hit like this would be to him.

I recently asked "Sheila," at my local PO, if my intentions are illegal. She ADAMANTLY told me it's fine, after I repeated it in different ways at least 3 times. I was only paranoid because of the advice I got here a while back (maybe a year or 2?), where everyone was saying I'd be guilty of mail fraud (or w/e "federal offense" they came up with). Had it been in a manner to "warn" me, I'd be more respectful, but we all know how answerers LOVE to admonish (or scold, criticize, etc.) the rest of us. Jerks.

Bottom line is that I'm reasonably convinced that I can send this POS whatever I want (up to 13 oz, only because the envelopes specifically state "first-class"). I was also told by "Sheila" that I don't even have to put a return address, that he would be liable to pay postage regardless. But get this, he even had the nerve to "request" that you pay the return postage! Further, he puts this "request" right on the face of the business reply envelopes!! Unbelievable (IMO)!

However, now that he somehow managed to achieve "non-profit" status, just about all my plans are completely foiled. He now gets a $0.13 rate for ALL correspondence? I'm sorry, I simply can't stand by to watch this crap. And if I continue with my plan to send 3 x 13 oz first-class envelopes, I'd imagine he'd get the same $0.13 rate, no?

Oh yeah, sorry to leave out the critical details that would help you make sense of all this. Just look up Peter Popoff, and you'd find that he is a "faith healer" who also causes DAMAGE to people directly. By that, I mean he has people literally throw out their meds, as if he made sure that God would heal them. It goes on and on, no joke. This sycophant (fraudster) needs to go down, so please help me, WRT the "non-profit" bit, at least? I thank you folks, for sure.
My retort to at least 1 person with an answer, most likely should be postponed. I brought up this nonsense purely because it had a lasting impression on me. Alas, I think it was strictly meant to to push through my coupons, which I most definitely appreciate very much. You guys are great (and I don't say this to everyone, as if there's a benefit to be garnered//: "I don't think that such few words would illustrate sufficiently any malicious intentions." This standpoint also allows for just about EVERY utterance, but after 176 rebates (yes, I counted), I've gotten every single one.

Had I made the purchase transaction in store, I was told that it would work out differently. Anyhow, I'm very happy with all the rest. I was so lucky to have gotten such spectacular deals, purely because you guys make it so. Thanks, guys. TTYS, LOL. :)
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Sinonseicedge : You would have saved us all a lot of wasted time if you'd just explained that you were referring to a televangelist at the beginning. We all know that virtually every one of them is a fraud, that they milk their donors for millions every year. However, they work hard (and spend a lot of money on accountants and lawyers) to ensure that they meet the IRS definition for charitable organizations, which also qualifies them for the USPS special rates.

Nothing you can do about it, it's perfectly legal. Try lobbying your representatives to remove tax relief for religions.
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Artfooter : J.........O..........B
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malopivva : If you think he doesn't qualify for non-profit status, or is exceeding it, you can report him to the IRS.
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Jervedriple : The separation between State and religion means people are free to believe he does what he claims to do, even if there is no evidence of the results. They also don't really have to take Med if they don't want to and are consenting adults. As far as the non profit fraud, it means he doesn't pay corporate/business tax and is exempt. If he makes a million dollar, he doesn't have to pay income tax, and the profits have to go back in to the non profit mission or he can donate it to a another non profit institution. Unless you have proof, he does something else with the profits, there is not much you can do. Basically it's liken to complaining that a Catholic sends Rosary Beads to other Catholics for a donation to a Catholic organization and they use charity mailing rates. The post office has already agreed to mail the Rosary Beads at a lower rate and the savings go in to the Catholic Organization, so your just complaining that you believe Rosary Beads are a scam.
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SwonMentsMece : The US Postal Inspection Service investigates incidents of fraud using the US Mail. Understand, though, the qualification for a Non Profit through the USPS is different and in addition to the qualification through the IRS.

One thing to understand, there is NO organization that can send First Class Mail for 13¢. The Meter impression should have shown Non Profit to the left of the postage area. There must also be a City State indication or a "Mailed from" ZIP Code statement. You can register your concerns with the district that covers that city or ZIP Code if you feel the content of the mailings are not compliant with the regulations for Non Profit mailings.

Business Reply is charged at First Class rates as well. There is no Non Profit BRM. Basic BRM is Postage + 79¢. Your plan may have a little hitch to it. To use the BRM envelope in the manner you state, but, it is required to remain a Letter. Therefore, it can weigh no more than 3.5 oz. It would be a total charge to the BRM Permit holder of $1.85 for each piece. Once you go over 3.5 oz, it would become a Parcel and a BRM envelope may not be used on a Parcel. You would need a BRM Label.
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Aripooh0013 : The no-account shiftless bums at USPS aren't going to help you out in any way with this matter. You need to file a prohibitory order against the bone throwing primates who are mailing this garbage.

Under the Pandering Advertisements Statute, 39 USC 3008, you can apply for a Prohibitory Order from the US Postal Service against any mailer.
Complete Form 1500, Initial Box 1, Check Box a. Fill in the Mailers name, address, City/State/Zip. Sign and date the form.
You’re supposed to be able to take it to the Post Office for processing, but they’re generally clueless, so I send it directly to the proper center in the USPS to take care of it. That address is currently:
Pricing and Classification Service Center
PO Box 1500
New York, NY 10008-1500
Stuff the form and the item you received and are filing about into an envelope, toss a stamp on it and mail it to them.
Within 30-45 days after they get the application, they will issue a Prohibitory Order against the mailer, directing them that they must stop mailing you, must remove your name from their lists, and that they can’t sell/trade/gift or otherwise distribute your name to anyone for the next 5 years. This takes effect within 30 days of the mailer’s receipt of the notice.
If you receive more mail from the mailer after the Order is issued – then take the item, write “I received this on MM/DD/YYYY in apparent violation of Order # ” on the front of the mail piece and SIGN IT. Put it into an envelope and mail it to the same address I gave you above. If you received the item 30 days after the Order was issued to the mailer, then the USPS will issue a COMPLAINT to the mailer – stating that they have violated the order, directing them to comply, and stating that if they want a hearing, they can have one – but it’s in Federal Court, in front of a Federal Judge.
If they violate again, send the item to the address above again – same statement on the front/signature. The USPS will issue a DETERMINATION notifying the mailer that they are in violation, and that a warrant is being sought in Federal Court to compel their compliance with the Order. At this point, the whole thing is turned over to the USPS Law Department, and they deal with it. The mailer either stops mailing you or they’re held in contempt of Federal Court and get fined. Moreover, they need to hire an attorney licensed to practice before the Federal Bar – so it gets their attention.
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