So this is about half of all the junk mail my 85 yr old mother in law has received in 10 days! The other half has already gone back into the mail to the senders and this lot will in the morning.
Unlike she does, we are not responding with money or a signature, which is why this problem has got so out of hand for her. We are writing 'Remove Me' on the ones with return envelopes and then stuffing them as full as we can and not putting the required postage on them. On the ones that are just cards we write 'Refused' and do not add the postage. None of them have a return address on them back to her, just the letter inside so they know who it's from.
I checked with our Postmistress and she will definitely mail them out without any postage and tells me this will force these annoying junk mailers to pay the postage upon delivery. So they will be getting back everything they sent and more, plus paying to receive it and some are pretty heavy! One of them is going to Australia and another Air Mail to Kansas, so it's gonna make a point ;-)
The Hubster went in her house 2 weeks ago and she was surrounded by piles and piles of these scams saying she had won money etc. She is now sadly going downhill with dementia and for a year or more we have been telling her to just throw them away. But she doesn't, she keeps responding or worse still sending money she can't afford to lose. So we took matters into our own hands and our Postmistress has been giving it all to her son when he picks up the mail.
But it's wrong that the government doesn't do anything to protect it's citizens and especially the elderly who are often vulnerable, from this sort of bombardment!
Hopefully the action we are taking will get the message across to these parasites, the next time they will get kitty litter in the envelopes if need be!