There's a particular Herbalife "Work From Home" spammer in my area who is way more prolific than any other. He spams a large area involving two or more cities as well as dozens of townships and boros. And he's persistent. Just last night he hung up his signs all over the private parking lots around where I work. I truely need to get this guy's ass kicked in a such a legal way that stops him cold. I have not witnessed him in action, but I happen to know who it is -- I have his name, home address, business address, websites.
I'm wondering how to best handle this person -- go to the codes officer of one township where he spammed and hope they're interested? Try to juggle enforcement from all the different townships he spammed? Or maybe try to get the PA State Police to do something (will they care enough?) Maybe send a letter to all the townships -- this could be time consuming if I have to show specific evidence for every township.
#1. "RE: Dealing with multiple-municipality spammers" In response to Reply # 0
>There's a particular Herbalife "Work From >Home" spammer in my area >who is way more prolific >than any other. -- I have his >name, home address, business address, >websites. > >I'm wondering how to best handle >this person -- go to >the codes
Hi, Dr. Neuro:
We have a couple of these in the metro Denver area. I suspect they've bought 500 or more signs and have nothing to lose even if we remove them - they just put up more. However, persistent and consistent removal is one of the keys. It works.
I would suggest contacting Code Enforcement in the cities he spams. Also contact the state department of transportation if he spams on highway right of ways. We've had good results here contacting CE officers. Keep in mind that you may get mixed reactions. Some code departments might be embarassed that you have exposed a major problem that is not being dealt with, but others appreciate all the help we can offer.
Approach cautiously as a concerned citizen and see where it leads.
#2. "RE: Dealing with multiple-municipality spammers" In response to Reply # 1
I would hope that any CE department would be pleased to be notified of any situation that needs their attention. I welcome any assistance, but I also get hacked at myself for not taking care of business when a little more persistance on my part would take care of any problem before it is brought to my attention. Some code enforcement officers are more proactive than others, even when the work for the same city.
#5. "RE: Dealing with multiple-municipality spammers" In response to Reply # 0
I was told by the Codes Enforcement officer that they can't enforce any action against him unless he is caught in the act. Preferrably by a police officer. He won't even send a reminder about the law to the offender, for the same reason. So it looks like CE is no help with enforcement. Neither will the police, if they take the same stance.
How hard is it to get the record from the phone company for the toll free phone number on the sign? No authority seems willing to take that step either.
I will have to find my own creative ways to handle "enforcement"
I take digital pics of certain signs, though it'd be too time consuming to document every single sign. Maybe a video camera would work for that.
#7. "RE: Dealing with multiple-municipality spammers" In response to Reply # 6
Dr. Neuro, unfortunately several of us live in other cities with timid, lazy, do-nothing Code Enforcement divisions. What do these entities think? That the signs grow from spores and magically appear without human intervention? They are totally averse to any creative steps at combatting the problem, such as issuing warning letters, welcoming community outreach, or exploring other available legal avenues.
I think the only way to wake these cities up is through the public awareness demonstration approach taken by founders and members of CAUSS in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.