The above is a picture of the latest and most serious escalation in the junk mail wars. This actually scared my wife. She thought someone was going to come and arrest me.
It was a credit card offer.
It might be a little tough to tell from the picture, but the text of the warning that gave my wife a cardiac arrest reads:
“WARNING: $2000.00 fine, 5 years imprisonment, or both for any person interfering or obstructing with delivery of this letter U.S. Mail TTT 18 SEC 1720 U.S. Code.”
Sure there is the obligatory junk mail “Respond within 5 days” on there, too. But what really dropped her to the floor was quoting a code section.
As a general rule, if you really want to get someone’s attention, quote a code section.