said by Camelot One:"Warning: $2,000 Fine, 5 Years Imprisonment, or both for any person interfering or obstructing with delivery of this letter U.S. Mail TTT.18 U.S. Code."
It says in big bold print, THREE TIMES, that it is not from the government, and clearly states TWICE that you can get the same records directly from the county recorder.
I still stand by my original comment. This is a company selling a completely legal service to people who are either stupid, or just too lazy to do it on their own, and I am perfectly ok with that. I see no scam at all.
This warning printed on the address side of the envelope doesn't seem misleading to you?
Here's a self test that can be taken at home/office to assess scam identification proficiency.
Why is that warning there?1.
A public service mesage educating the general public about the consequences of mail theft.2.
The USPS bought advertising space on the envelope to discourage mail theft.3.
To give the impression that the envelope is related to U.S. government business where such notices are common.
Why is "This is not a government approved or authorized document"
printed below the warning?1.
It's a voluntary statement made by the advertiser.2.
It's mandated by the USPS to offset the misleading nature of the warning.
Why does the mailing indicia say "Local Records Office"
To mislead the addressee into believing it's from their "Local Records Office".2.
To mislead the addressee into believing it's from someone elses "Local Records Office".3.
It isn't misleading because it is from "Local Records Office".
Why does the letter refer to itself as originating from "Local Records Office"
Here's a pop quiz:
What is a "Local Records Office
It's the office of a dude named Local Records2.
A town or counties records bureau3.
A carefully chosen business name used to fool people into believing the business is something they are not.
Optional for extra credit:
Why are there so many legal disclaimers?1.
They are opt-in disclosures that responsible advertisers adhere to2.
They are Federal requirements put in place to mitigate false & misleading advertisements.
DISCLAIMER: Anyone self administering this self test does so AT THEIR OWN RISK!