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Playboy tries to Invade My Home

June 16th, 2006 Visited 1171 times, 1 so far today

So, I got an interesting “Reply by Mail” via snail mail today. So interesting that my wife decided to call me at work and harass me about it! For some reason, I received a tri fold piece of paper asking me if I wanted to try receiving Playboy in my house. Where did they get my name?

I have noticed recently that there have been addresses, both e-mail and snail mail, that have gotten spam when they have not been used in places that have not said that my information would be safeguarded.

Apparently, I’m not the only one to get this kind of thing. Like her, mine came unsolicited, it had virtually naked females on it, and it could have been picked up by my children. First popups, banner ads, spam, and now in my post box.

This isn’t even a sales catalog, and it definitely isn’t welcome in my home. Let’s start a petition to get a “do not mail spam me” list like the do not call list!

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  • Virginia says on: August 24, 2006 at 5:31 pm

     

    I agree with you. That is awful. I kept getting these explicit ads in my mail box and I only wanted to be the one to check the mail so my kids wouldn’t see it. I finally wrote on one of the ads to stop sending me this stuff and signed my husbands name. He was getting pretty mad about it because he could never check the mail because he didn’t want to worry about running into those pictures on them. So they stopped sending them in the mail. Now they are calling on the phone! Some young guy called me, sounding really unprofessional asking “Charlie”. My husband only goes by Charles but he thought it would be cute to nick name him. I asked him to never call back but he acted as if I was just a crazy wife. It’s so sad that they will do whatever it takes.

  • MInTheGap says on: August 24, 2006 at 9:11 pm

     

    The worst part is realizing that they only do what works– so it’s working on some people. Same as spam in e-mail. If they thought it didn’t work, they wouldn’t be doing it.

    Thanks for your stand against the culture of sin!

  • Virginia says on: August 25, 2006 at 1:26 am

     

    We have put We-blocker on our computer for that purpose. I’ve ran into things on accident but that’s what we-blocker is for. It’s free and you can just go on their site and install it on your computer. My husband asked me to make the password so only I know it. It has been a life saver. I don’t know how many times I would go to look at something and then we-blocker would inform me that it’s contents weren’t good. You’re right that spam does work. It’s so sad that no one could have a second thought of how it destroys families. Just because it’s swept under a rug doesn’t mean you haven’t given a foothold to bongage which eventually leads to destruction. It does eventually come out at one point or another. Pornography is the crack cocaine of the internet. It’s easier to use because you don’t have to worry about getting caught in a store. I have to remember too that, yes, I am a woman and I don’t have a problem in this area. But my pastor once said, “Men like to lust, but women like to be lusted after”. As women, we can sin just the same by dressing to attract attention to our bodies or things that are only meant for our husband. I have to admit that I used to dress to get mens attention. It’s flattering when men take notice. This is an area that God dealt with me about in the past. 🙂 Thank you for this site!

  • MInTheGap says on: August 25, 2006 at 8:18 am

     

    I think you’re hitting the nail on the head here. There’s definitely been a lot of sin on both sides, and the number of sites with “innocent” girls parading themselves around for comments/feedback/attention/etc. It’s really getting out of control.

    My pastor really stresses getting an internet filter for the very reasons you mention.

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