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2020-06-24 01:12:52.041576+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

June 23, 2020

345 California Street, #600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Good people at Cal EITC 4 Me:

I am not a likely user of your services, but if I may, a little feedback:

  1. Despite responding “STOP”, I have gotten an unreasonable number of SMS spam messages with the content:

“Hello, this is [name] with CalETIC4Me. We are reminding people that there still(sic) time to file your taxes online for FREE! You could get CASH back with the Earned Income Tax Credit. More info here: www.caleitc4me.org/ftp”

The .org rather than .gov domain name, and the copied typo, along with the numerous messages from different senders, make this appear to be a scam message. I had to do some extensive Google searching to convince myself that the site was legitimate.

  • I am not eligible for this service. Whoever sold you your phone list did extremely bad filtering.
  • And this is annoying enough that I, and Gen Xer who grew up on BBSes and the Internet, actually dug out paper to send you a physical message begging you to please, as a matter of policy, do better. At best, you're encouraging lower-income people to expect scammy messages to be worth pursuing. At worst, you're annoying a whole lot of voters.

    Dan Lyke

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