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Quick question - legal or not?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by FerrariSEO, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. FerrariSEO

    FerrariSEO Newbie

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    Hi there fellas.

    I know that different states have different laws, but in general:

    Is it legal to send/put in promoting materials like a brochure in their mailbox(companies)?

    I've been searching the forum, but didn't find any thread related to my question, sorry if it has been asked before.
     
  2. daveguy

    daveguy Power Member

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    Most people here don't care about legality lol. Go ask on a legal advice forum
     
  3. FerrariSEO

    FerrariSEO Newbie

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    Haha.
    What was i thinking asking about it on a black hat forum :/
     
  4. Statix

    Statix Junior Member

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    If you're in the US and put something in someones mailbox without a stamp or postage then yes it is illegal. Technically, (as I was told by postmaster) once a mailbox is in use it then becomes property of post office and anything in it has to have postage paid. When mailing out stuff .44 seems like a lot and I just went around dumping my promos off in mail boxes and they didn't like it much. I just played stupid like I didn't know anything and they told me not to do it again and I didn't .. not sure if they were just bluffing or what but was very convincing.
     
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  5. FerrariSEO

    FerrariSEO Newbie

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    Thanks a lot for your response mate. I need to find someone to mail out for me in the US! :)
     
  6. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    It is illegal. Only the official postal delivery service is allowed to put items in the mailbox.
     
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  7. dannym954

    dannym954 Regular Member

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    I know it's not illegal in England..

    The amount of advice flyers/takeaway menus/all the other cack under the sun gets through my mailbox.

    I invested in a Staffordshire bull terrier. Now my mail arrives in pieces :D
     
  8. FerrariSEO

    FerrariSEO Newbie

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    HAHAHAHAHAH.
    Good one.

    Yeah i just wanted to know. Because i know some countries allow you to send brochures etc to companies, not private individuels however.
     
  9. dannym954

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    In all seriousness though, the better approach would be to go in to their offices/stores and ask to speak to a manager or a lead. Pitch whatever you're selling directly to them.
     
  10. FerrariSEO

    FerrariSEO Newbie

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    Not easy when you live 2000km from UK for example and even further from US :)
     
  11. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    if you really need some kind of blackhat on mailing :) just write two random addresses ( from two different cities / peoples ) on the envelopes , even if you like play very hard you can use some fonts who looks like they are hand writing :) and drop them randomly on post boxes ! spread them in small pieces :p .

    ps . disclaimer ! use this things just for educational proposes ofc !
     
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