Friday, September 05, 2008

U.S. Post Office says it meant 1-800-STAMP, not 1-800-TRAMP

No doubt this will become a This Day in Failure entry: This past Wednesday it was first reported that a U.S. Post Office carrier card that invites customers to buy duck stamps includes an 800 number for an "Intimate Connections" sex line, one that tempts callers to "talk only to the girls that turn you on," for $1.99 a minute. The card transposes two numbers, so instead of listing 1-800-782-6724 (or 1-800-STAMP24), it lists 1-800-872-6724 (1-800TRAMP24). The Fish and Wildlife Service, which administers the program, reports that it printed approximately 3.5 million duck stamps attached to cards with the incorrect number.

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