The 1-800-SPA-SALE/SignPostersUSA scofflaw returned to the Salt Lake Valley this weekend, setting up shop in the parking lot of the financially ailing Cottonwood Mall.
Between Saturday morning and Sunday evening, I estimate I removed somewhere between 100 and 200 of this sleazebag's illegal signs from public rights of way in Holladay, Midvale, Murray, Cottonwood Heights and unincorporated Salt Lake County.
They often were co-located with signs for a local charter school, the Beehive Academy, suggesting SignPostersUSA may have handled both spam jobs.
The spa sale guy was cited here by Midvale city during his last visit, when he spammed the hell out of areas surrounding Fort Union Family Center. Some of this weekend's spam again was in Midvale near Fort Union, and I have sent a message to the CEO there asking for enforcement. I also plan to message Salt Lake County CEOs tonight, although based on their past (non)performance, I don't expect much.
May I suggest my fellow CAUSS members start dailing 1-800-SPA-SALE at all hours and ask the man why he believes he is above the law.
#1. "RE: 1-800-SPA-SALE spammer back in Salt Lake" In response to Reply # 0
Did you have any luck calling the 1-800-SPA-SALE number? In California it did not work from a pay phone (the spammer obviously wants you to call from a home or office where he can capture your number)?
However, chronic street spammer SignPostersUSA can be reached at their toll-free number from a phone booth.
Give 1-888-843-8389 a call to let SignPostersUSA know how you feel.
It may ring to a fax line first, but call back and it goes into voicemail or to a real person.
SignPostersUSA has been violating the law for years. Join me in giving them grief.
"It's 10 p.m. Do you know what Dumpster your street spam is sleeping in?"
#2. "RE: 1-800-SPA-SALE spammer back in Salt Lake" In response to Reply # 1
You can also contact the Mall that leases space to this trash bag and let them know that you will no longer shop at there mall if they continue to allow 1-800-SPA-SALE to lease parking lot space. This worked in Las Vegas with the Galleria Mall and Sunset Station Hotel & Casino. Post the Malls number and General Managers name so we can all support you in letting the General Manager know that we will not allow this in our cities. Iíll be watching Las Vegas close this coming weekend. The pattern for this guy has been to come to Las Vegas after SL.
This mall has been losing tenants right and left, and has not been doing well financially, despite its location in a wealthy area (Holladay) of the Salt Lake Valley. That's why I assume they leased to this scumbag.
#6. "RE: 1-800-SPA-SALE spammer back in Salt Lake" In response to Reply # 4
I just spent six hours uprooting at least 150 and probably close to 200 signs (1-800-SPA-SALE, Hot Tub Blowout, COTTONWOOD MALL) that were placed overnight Friday June 2 and today Saturday June 3. This is the second week in a row that this mass polluter has spammed much of the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, including portions of Salt Lake City, unincorporated county, Midvale, Murray, Sandy, Holladay and Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
So are you sure there is one of these spa sales going on in Las Vegas this weekend? If so, it means we have two of these scumbags operating.
I am so pissed off I called the Salt Lake County sheriff's office, and the deputy I met refused to do anything because they do not enforce the county code. The deputy also said she couldn't consider "neatly printed signs" to be litter, even if they are on public right-of-ways, unless I can convince her sergeants. I told her that the county code enforcement officers never bothered to reply to my complaint about last weekend's similar mass spamming. (So I am about to call them and see if they answer their cell phones on the weekend.)
I called 1-800-SPA-SALE and the woman who answered (and who said she was at the spa sale at Cottonwood Mall) claimed she knew nothing about illegally placed signs. I told her I would be delivering 150 of her signs to code enforcement officers in at least five jurisdictions. She answered the phone "Mountain West Spas." I find no such company when I did a business entity search at the Utah Dept. of Commerce website.
One bright spot: I was driving down 3300 South in Salt Lake City pulling signs on one side of the road, and then I turned around to get signs on the other. But some of the signs I had seen were gone. I pulled into a gas station to get another sign, and found that I and another man were both walking toward it. For the first time in 18 months of spam removal, I actually ran into another pissed-off citizen doing the same thing. He was unaware of CAUSS, so I have him the web address, we traded phone numbers and right on the spot decided which of us would get the remaining spa sale signs on what streets. It's so nice to know I'm not alone here!
Meanwhile, anyone who can help me figure out how to purge this town of the 1-800-SPA-SALE polluter, I am all ears. I just spent six hours and a lot of gasoline cleaning up after these jerks.
#9. "RE: 1-800-SPA-SALE spammer back in Salt Lake" In response to Reply # 6
>So are you sure there is one of these spa sales going on in >Las Vegas this weekend? If so, it means we have two of these >scumbags operating. > I didnít see a single sign in Las Vegas this weekend. The radio advertisement that I heard said "coming to Las Vegas", I just assumed that it was for this last weekend. I will do some proactive research to find out exactly where and when this scum will be returning to Las Vegas and I will be watching to catch him/her in action, with the support of the police of course.
#10. "RE: 1-800-SPA-SALE spammer back in Salt Lake" In response to Reply # 9
What we should find out is how many of these guys are there? Given what you said, I suspect the same guy is making the Salt Lake-Las Vegas-Southern California circuit.
But if you Google 1-800-SPA-SALE, you can see that number has been used all over the country, apparently tied to Master Spas. I suspect that when you dial that number, you get the local dealer for your area.
Meanwhile, I complained by phone today to code enforcement officers for Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City, and by email to those and to CEOs in Murray, Holladay and Midvale, Utah. The county CEO was appalled when I told him I had removed 200 signs, and promised to do something. Let's hope.