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Seriously now? Are ya thinking?

So I received a letter in the mail today, pictured below.  What was it, and why am I reacting in such an incredulous manner?

envelope

Oh look, tax information.  There’s probably nothing important or sensitive in there right?  I guess there might be something; it does say “CONFIDENTIAL”.  That would probably keep out any potential identity thieves…not that they’d be stupid enough to put anything easily stolen right?

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Executive Carpet Bombs

No, it’s not as violent as it sounds.  Anytime you want to send a complaint letter, like my Delta letter, my Budget letter (which I’ll post eventually), or any of my other letters (apartment buildings, etc.) that have resulted in cash and prizes, the best way to complain is to hit everyone you can.

I found a site called Executive Bomb.  (Incidentally, I saw it on The Consumerist – a site I recommend; just take what you read with a salt shaker. At times it’s a bit over-the-top and sensationalist.)  The site purports to have 800+ entries for company contacts – email addresses/email formats (such as lastnamefirstinitial@company.com), phone numbers, mailing addresses, etc. I haven’t checked on the accuracy of the companies that I’ve looked into, but the idea is good.

Beyond that, here are my recommendations.

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