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Re: Specialty Technical Publishers
- From: Mark Barker
- Date: Wed Aug 18 19:41:23 2004
Invoicing for unsolicited materials is commonly referred to as "mail
The courts have consistently upheld the notion that such materials can
be considered gifts.
IANAL but I would advise /dev/nulling all further correspondence from
On Aug 18, 2004, at 18:36, Mike Lewinski wrote:
Has anyone else has run into these scumbags? Sometime last winter I
received a call along the lines of "We'd like to send you some
materials to review". Well, they sent some "Internet Law encyclopedia"
along with an invoice for ~$700. Of course, there was no cost
mentioned in the sales call- for all I knew they were going to send me
a brochure about their product. I can say with 100% certainty that I
would never have authorized them to send me something like this had
they mentioned the cost without much further discussion as to what I
This is just a general heads-up to a sleazy business practice for a
sleazy company that is now attempting to extort money.