Devilwolf Posted March 18, 2008 Share Posted March 18, 2008 I've noticed that a lot of spam friendly registers such as namecheap and aplus offer spammers anonymous domain registration that allow the spammer to use the registers' address as their own, and the register will forward MAIL and email. According to USPS regs a commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA) operator has to appear before the postmaster IN PERSON to apply to operate a CMRA, and in order to forward mail, the CMRA operator has to keep a copy of customers ID and a signed form on file, and provide a copy of all the forms to the postmaster every three months. http://www.usps.com/forms/_pdf/ps1583.pdf NOTE: The applicant must execute this form in duplicate in the presence of the agent, his or her authorized employee, or a notary public. The agent provides the original completed signed PS Form 1583 to the Postal Service and retains a duplicate completed signed copy at the CMRA business location. The CMRA copy of PS Form PS 1583 must at all times be available for examination by the postmaster (or designee) and the Postal Inspection Service. The addressee and the agent agree to comply with all applicable Postal Service rules and regulations relative to delivery of mail through an agent. Failure to comply will subject the agency to withholding of mail from delivery until corrective action is taken. I'm testing this out against namecheap.com's whoisguard which states on their website that they forward physical mail. Whoisguard is based out of a CMRA run by UPS, so I also targeted UPS for not getting proper 1583's on file from every company that whoisguard is forwarding mail for, because under USPS regs UPS is only supposed to accept mail for names that they have a 1583 on file for. Will prob take about month for the US Postal inspectors to respond, but I'm hoping that UPS will kick namecheap out of their store sooner or fine the franchise owner for allowing illegal activity. If you can not go after the spammers, go after the people the spammers do business with. Seems that California has even stricter regulation of CMRA's http://law.onecle.com/california/business/17538.5.html (a) It is unlawful in the sale or offering for sale of consumer goods or services for any person conducting, any business in this state which utilizes a post office box address, a private mailbox receiving service, or a street address representing a site used for the receipt or delivery of mail or as a telephone answering service, to fail to disclose the legal name under which business is done and, except as provided in paragraph (2) of subdivision (, the complete street address from which business is actually conducted in all advertising and promotional materials, including order blanks and forms. Any violation of the provisions of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or by both. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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