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Unwanted Letter

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scb9
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Unwanted Letter

Hello 

I received a letter from an inmate in SE/Central Texas. He told me he found me on Natasha's Pen Pal Service and I do not remember signing up for this. When I googled this service, I did not find any results. 

This was the only place I could think of posting this. I am not signed up for any prisoner-pen-pal service so I do not know how he would have gotten my information.

How do I go about getting rid of these letters? He has my address so I don't know what to do. 

Your help is much appreciated. 

FrankieBones
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This happens quite a bit in Texas. Your address was passed on, stolen, or sold to another inmate. I would suggest you don't write back to these unsolicited messages. They're mostly just fishing expeditions to see how easy you are to scam.

Zarchery
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This is pretty common.  I would bet "Natasha's Pen Pal Service" is just something inside the prison.  Inmates give you address to other inmates all the time.  Throw the letter away.

Northernyank
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I received an unwanted letter a couple of months ago who gave me some made up way as to how they got my address. I wouldn't worry about it. Just toss the letter. If you should get another from the same person you can easily contact the prison and put an end to it. 

IL_PPP
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"Natasha's Pen Pal Service" has got to be code word for something.

 

I wonder, are there website where free people can post pen pal ads that appear in prison catalogs/magazines?

scb9
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Thank you everyone for your comments so far. 

I have never corresponded with anyone in the prison system before so I don't know how anyone would have my address.