This person keeps giving money to organizations that mail donation requests.
From the outside, it looks to me like there are one or more central databases of information about people who respond to donation request mailings: somebody responds to a mailing, and the database is updated.
Seems like whenever somebody responds to one of those mailings where, for instance, they include a dollar bill their profile gets updated with the fact that they respond to that particular button push....and so-on-and-so-forth.
Lately there has been a flood of those fake "Prize Notification" mailings where the aim seems to be to verify that the recipient is willing to perform a certain series of actions in the process of responding.
Bottom Line: we are getting huge amounts of charity solicitations... more with every passing month.... So many that legitimate mail is in danger of getting lost and this person spends hours and hours opening this crap... and sending out their hard-earned cash to a mixture of legitimate charities and borderline criminals.... increasingly (and mostly), IMHO, the latter.
I have tried being the first one to the mailbox and pulling this stuff out before they see it, but have gotten caught one too many times - so that is no longer an option.
The Question: Can anybody recommend techniques for dealing with this?
First thing I think of is writing "Deceased" on some of this stuff and hoping it gets returned to sender - but I'm thinking whatever central database there is would catch on as soon as there was a subsequent reply from the same person.
Beyond that, I'm at a loss.