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My Choice? No, thanks.
From: "Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah" <rmslade () shaw ca>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:32:25 -0800

UPS is out to steal your data.  They want you to give it to them.


In the beginning (and you can go back and check the RISKS-Forum Digest 
archives), UPS deployed those clipboards with the digitizing pads for signatures.  
And we hollered and said that next they'd be selling databases of signatures (with 
associated names and addresses).  And they said they'd never do that.  Then they 
did that.

If any of you receive packages via UPS that cross borders, you also know that 
they charge exhorbitant "brokerage fees" for doing so, and will turn those over to 
collection agencies at the drop of a hat.  (I just had that happen to me again 
yesterday.)  So I heartily second the recommendation to avoid "My Choice" like 
the plague: once they get their hooks in, they aren't going to let go.

(We like the guys at the local UPS Store franchise for photocopying and other 
small office services, but I try to avoid dealing with the central company for 
anything.  Including shipping.)

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