Mail from the United States Post Office

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  1. marcmc99

    marcmc99 Founding Member

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    How ironic. Just got home and checked the mail. I had a flyer from the United States Post Office promoting a service called Dinero Seguro. The front of the flyer has four Hispanics with the heading "Ponga su bienestar en buenas mano. Under that, in smaller letters, is what I assume is the English translation: "Put their well-being in good hands".

    On the back there are several lines in Spanish. Underneath, the translation reads:


     
  2. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    the post office selling wire transfers is not really the same as facilitating illegals.
     
  3. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    i guess the government secretly wants to encourage illegals and designed this service so that they can more quickly and safely get money out of the the country. the government wants to lose tax revenues and get that illegal immigrant money out of the country as fast as possible.

    or maybe they just have a wire service at the post office. they sell money orders there too. i think those are designed to untraceably pay off hit men.
     
  4. marcmc99

    marcmc99 Founding Member

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    Or could be they're so damned stupid they don't even realize they are doing it and encouraging it with this advertisement, even if it is by accident. Maybe somebody should tell them?
     
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    martin Banned Forever

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    or maybe they just have a wire transfer service. crazy!
     
  6. marcmc99

    marcmc99 Founding Member

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    And so they target their marketing strategy toward Hispanics wiring money out of the country? What was that Red said the other day.....
     
  7. col reb

    col reb Founding Member

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    If it is illegal, the postal inspection service can jump right on it with full authority to arrest and prosecute. If it is legal, there is nothing we can do about it except deliver it. But remember, even porno goes through the mail system. Human remains, dog heads, medical specimens, chickens, bees, sexually explicite brochures.

    When I was a clerk, I was working distributing packages to the various city routes to be delivered. I picked up one package to look at the address. I did not know that one end had come open. Stuff started falling out the end. My natural reaction was to grap whatever was about to fall on the floor. Well, I caught it and looked around to see if anyone else saw this. I was standing there with a dildo in my hand. I quickly shoved it back in the package. Then took it to the carrier who takes that route. As we taped up the end of the package, he remarked, "You know there's no way in hell I'm going to be able to deliver this without laughing my butt off, don't you?"

    Was postage paid on this flyer? Stamps or an indicia at the top right corner saying something like "presort standard" or "first class postage paid." Often businesses or clubs will go around distributing flyers and using the mailboxes to do so. If that is the case, the carrier for that route will see all the flyers. He/she is supposed to take several of them back to the office with him to show his/her supervisor. He will then estimate what percentage of his route had these flyers. The company or organization will be billed at first class rates and notified that this is illegal. If several routes are involved, it can be expensive to the company.

    You may not like the KKK having the right to gather to protest or seek new members, but it is their right. Same here. We may not like the KKK, but they can mail out flyers. But I think they have sense enough to know the troubles it would probably bring to them.

    I would be interested to know if postage was paid on them, please.
     
  8. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    I don't like it but the post office might as well offer the service.
    If they didn't there are plenty of places around to wire money
    out of the country.
    They might as well try and make up some revenue lost due to the internet, etc, there is no doubt they have struggled since then.

    The thing is if we had our borders and country under control this wouldn't
    matter, the real problem is that politicians are elected and never keep
    their promises or change agendas when elected.
    I too think this country is headed in the wrong direction and I don't know
    what to do other than live my life to its fullest while I'm still can.
     
  9. marcmc99

    marcmc99 Founding Member

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    It was a flyer, delivered by the postal service, advertising a service provided by the US postal service that does wire transfers to Mexico and other Latin American countries. This particular advertisement specifically targets individuals sending money "back home" to their families. The advertiser, sender, and deliverer of the flyer was the United States Postal Service.
     
  10. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold

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    "Sure Money" (Dinero Seguro) is an attempt by the USPS to attempt to regain some of the business it lost to electronic mediums. In the past, the USPS made more money off money orders, purchased by the same people it is targeting by those flyers. Now those people are more commonly using wire transfers. After all, their loved ones pretty much get their money instantly, with very litte wait at all.

    The international wire transfer company it deals with, Bancomer Transfer Services, is based in Houston. They market the Sure Money program in the following countries: Argentina, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru.

    A couple problems I have with the program. The USPS requires no ID from the sender for transfers less than 1,000. You can send a max of 2,000 per day. So a person can send ~30k a month with no ID. No reason to require an ID at all with those rules. I wish they would require an id for any amount though.

    However, that would prevent them from making money off this program. Then again, that brings me to my second problem with the program. As of 2003, Sure Money had lost over 30 million dollars in its first few years of operation (started in 1997). According to articles dated from 2006, the program still has not made a profit.

    End result: A government provided wire transfer service with a better than average exchange rate and lower than average fee, but one that the USPS actually loses money running.

    I love my country. :)
     

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