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Deceptive sweepstakes mailings

Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Postal Service of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, ... Congress, first session, August 4, 1999
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Representatives of sweepstakes companies defended potentially deceptive practices used in sweepstakes contests which advertise and sell.

Get this from a library. Deceptive sweepstakes mailings: hearing before the Subcommittee on the Postal Service of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, August 4, [United States.

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Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "DECEPTIVE MAILINGS AND SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS". Sweepstakes Mailings and Promotions Representatives of sweepstakes companies defended potentially deceptive practices used in sweepstakes contests which Ma The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act grants increased powers to the U.S.

Postal Service to better protect consumers against those who use deceptive mailings featuring games of chance, sweepstakes, skill contests, and facsimile checks. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion.

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Postal Service triggers application of the Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act (DMPEA) which contains a sizeable list of items that Deceptive sweepstakes mailings book be included in the sweepstakes.

Restrictions on sweepstakes and deceptive mailings. Sec. Postal service orders to prohibit deceptive mailings. Sec. Temporary restraining order for deceptive mailings. Sec. Civil penalties and costs. Sec. Administrative subpoenas. Sec. Requirements of promoters of skill contests or sweepstakes mailings.

Senator Collins is sponsoring a bill designed to clean up deceptive language in sweepstakes mailings. It would require companies to state more clearly that no purchase is necessary, and what your. The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act of requires mailings to clearly display on rules and order forms, that no purchase is necessary to enter contest and state that a purchase does not improve the chance of winning.

The testimony highlighted some of the Commission's efforts and activities, such "Project Mailbox," a joint federal-state initiative focusing on the deceptive use of sweepstakes, prize promotions, premium awards, and other misleading marketing techniques in mail solicitations, unsolicited facsimiles, and unsolicited commercial e-mail.

Through. deceptive sweepstakes mailings and a better informed public. In conclusion, the Commission recognizes that the practice of mailing deceptive materials relating to games of chance is detrimental to American consumers.

TITLE I--DECEPTIVE MAIL PREVENTION AND ENFORCEMENT. Sec. Short title. Sec. Restrictions on mailings using misleading references to the United States Government. Sec. Restrictions on sweepstakes and deceptive mailings.

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Sec. Postal service orders to prohibit deceptive mailings. Sec. Temporary restraining order for. Sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are among the most serious and pervasive frauds operating today.

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While the scams’ roots go as far back in the. Sweepstakes Do's and Dont's for Marketers. A “Plain Language” Guide to the Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act of The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act took effect on Ap It covers “sweepstakes mailings, skill contests, facsimile checks, and mailings made to resemble government documents.” The so-called “Sweepstakes Law” gives considerable.

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Florida company will provide refunds to Iowans and permanently cease mailing deceptive sweepstakes solicitations to Iowans, under an agreement with Attorney General Tom Miller.

Tactical Marketing Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida, and its owner, Raymond Jastrzemski, agreed to cease mailing misleading solicitations to Iowans, including “sweepstakes cash & prize” and. deceptive mailings and sweepstakes promotions hearings before the permanent subcommittee on investigations of the committee on governmental affairs united states senate one hundred sixth congress first session march 8 and 9, printed for the use of the committee on governmental affairs (u.s.

You may have noticed an increase in sweepstakes mailings in your mailbox. It's that time of year. As the holidays approach, companies of all kinds send offers to win big money. Get this from a library. Deceptive mailings and sweepstakes promotions: hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, March 8 and 9, [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.]. At the bottom of the page, the mailing does state that the sweepstakes "is an independent private sweepstakes, not affiliated with the United States government." It then coyly turns the disclaimer to its advantage, however, and says that "[a]s an independent private company, we can with good conscience and faith make the guaranteed promise to.

We don’t want that to happen to you, so we are going to go over the “Sweepstakes Law” aka the Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act (DMPEA) that has been in effect since These are important rules to follow when planning a direct mail sweepstakes so you don’t deceive recipients or break federal law.

The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act governs sweepstake promotional mailings. This federal law requires mailings to clearly state that no purchase is necessary to enter a contest and that a purchase does not improve your chances of winning, among other rules and requirements.

Therefore, any legitimate organization running a lottery or prize promotion would never ask consumers to. If direct mail is used to promote a sweepstakes or contest, then sponsors must ensure compliance with the federal Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act (DMPEA), in addition to state laws.

The DMPEA applies to sweepstakes mailings, skill contests, facsimile checks, and mailings made to resemble government documents, and requires some. Lone Star is located in the village of Merrick, New York. We employ 12 people and mail approximately 5 million pieces of mail each year using sweepstakes promotions to sell coupon books.

Lone Star’s sweepstakes offer prizes in the amounts of $12, $10, and $5, Currently our odds are 1. The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act became law on Decemand went into effect Ap The law granted increased powers to the US Postal Service to better protect consumers against those who use deceptive mailings featuring games of chance, sweepstakes, skill contests, and facsimile checks.

The bill would establish new standards requiring sweepstakes companies and other mass mailers to disclose that no purchase is necessary to win a prize and to strengthen laws against mailings. It alleges that Time Consumer Marketing violated the state’s Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Act in a direct mail sweepstakes promotion for Time Inc.’s books, magazines, audio and video tapes that implied the recipient was a sweepstakes winner.

The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act went into effect Ap The law granted increased powers to the U.S. Postal Service to better protect consumers against those who use deceptive mailings featuring games of chance, sweepstakes, skill contests, and facsimile checks.

In recent hearings held by the Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations concerning the direct mail industry, senators attacked certain sweepstakes marketing offers as misleading and deceptive.

According to some senators, the practice of sending multiple solicitations of the same sweepstakes in different graphic presentations should be. signed the Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act into law on Decem ' Congress aimed this piece of legislation to protect citizens like Mirowski from deception by savvy sweepstakes promotions.

It places new requirements on what information promotional sweepstakes mailings must. The suit alleges the Port Washington, N.Y.-based company used deceptive sweepstakes mailings.

The lawsuit is being filed as an Oct. 18 deadline nears for consumers to file a .The mailings are really from for-profit companies, offering services all of us can do on our own - for free.

It is happening across the nation, and now in the New York area. A confessed mail-order-sweepstakes addict, Hall, 65, said he has spent at least $15, on contests since trying to help put his daughter through law school.