Saturday, April 30, 2005

Integrity in Advertising: Junkmail

I do my best to limit the mail that I get each day. For instance, I call credit card companies and ask to be taken off their lists. It costs them money to send it, it costs me time to open it, and it costs our natural resources to produce the paper.

I had been receiving at least one large, 8.5 x 11 packet a week from one Naomi Zygiel. She would send literature in Hebrew and English, targeting Jews in the area. I called her office and left a message to be taken off the list. However, I continued to receive these mailbox-filling envelopes of crap. So I sent her the following email:

Subject: Interested in buying [to make sure she would read it]
Hello

Please remove me from your mailing list. I made this request once already by phone, and now through email. I don't know how you got my name, but I would like you to stop sending me literature.

Thank you
Ilana


She, in turn, wrote back the following
Subject: Interested in SELLING
Just wondering if you typically write to every JUNK mail that you are getting such requests...
I'll bet you must be too busy doing it. In anyevent, I will do my best to take you of the list.
BTW, in 11 days from doday, there is a real estate forclosure 1/4 a mile from your home. Is that something
you will be interested learning more about?
Shabat Shalom
Naomi.zygiel@post.harvard.edu


I find that to be appallingly unprofessional, and have sent copies of the email to other Jews and Israelis in hope that they will also ask to be removed if they are currently getting her packets. Do you like her reference to Harvard at the end? Hmmm...insecure much?

Anyway, people who try to sell things within their community on the sole basis of being a member of said community irk me. I have included her picture here so that you can see what I see each time I open one of her damn envelopes...

6 comments:

Yoav said...

What a bitch she is ;)

Cybersam said...

Wow, talking about hostile.

Avigdor said...

Thanks, Ilana.

I was looking for Naomi, and you gave me the right link.

Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I get her mailings too - I could swear just because I have a Jewish last name and live in a Jewish neighborhood. The mailings are in English, Hebrew and Russian.

You can take comfort in the fact that your blog entry is the #2 match that comes up when searching for "Naomi Zygiel" - That's got to be embarrassing for her :)

Tzurit said...

Dp not get near this Neomi, she is the worst ever, she made my lose $30,000 on a house I wanted to back off just so she can earn her money.
Anyone, please lets do something, she cannot sell houses anymore.

Thanks

Jonathan Kamens said...

I have a similar issue with Ms. Zygiel. I wrote to her last year asking her to stop sending me junk mail, and while she seems to have done that, she has now started sending me and my wife junk email, i.e., spam, and has ignored my repeated requests for her to stop. See http://blog.kamens.brookline.ma.us/~jik/wordpress/2009/05/04/naomi-zygiel-almozlino-boston-realtor-coldwell-banker-and-inveterate-spammer-for-ort-america/.