New Jersey Wants Marketers To Stop Mailing Unsolicited Checks

Assemblyman Paul Moriarty wants direct mail marketers to stop sending out those “free money!” checks that auto-enroll you in expensive programs when you deposit them, while a senator has introduced a similar measure. “Instead of relying on tricks, companies looking to sell their services in New Jersey should go back to the old-fashioned way: earning consumers’ trust,” said Moriarty.

The legislation he’s introduced would ban businesses from mailing unsolicited checks in New Jersey. If passed, it won’t put a stop to things like those $50 cash offers from Chase:

However, checks related to legitimate banking services or stemming from a pre-existing and direct business-to-consumer relationship would be permitted.

“NJ lawmaker moves to ban unsolicited checks” [Associated Press]