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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Annoying "faux-official" sales pitches

We just refinanced our house, and I've been getting a steady stream of annoying "faux-official" marketing pitches for "mortgage protection insurance". These lovely scams are massively overpriced life insurance that pays off your mortgage if you die. The fun part is they're way more expensive than simply getting non-earmarked term life for the mortgage amount, but I digress...

Anyway, these guys are a part of an annoying trend of "official looking" direct mail sales pitches. It's quite obvious that they're sales pitches once you read them, but they're official-looking enough that they make it in the house instead of getting tossed immediately into recycling.

One that actually got me was a magazine renewal pitch. It happened to be for The Economist, which I subscribe to, and which was coming up for renewal anyway.

I'm vastly more careful now...

This is High interesting! http://www.spymac.com/details/?2353878
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