9/25/09 - 853a

Identity Theft is REAL
Did You Know?: The Jury Duty Scam

While you should remain vigilant of all potential identity theft threats, some are especially alarming. The Jury Duty scam is remarkably easy to fall for. Learn how it works so that you can stay safe if you receive this ominous call.

Imagine this scenario: you receive a call from a jury coordinator informing you that a warrant has been issued for your arrest due to your failure to appear for jury duty. When you explain that you never even received a summons for jury duty, the coordinator asks for your Social Security number and date of birth in order to verify your information and cancel the warrant. Of course you're willing to provide this information; there's obviously been a mistake and you want to avoid arrest at all costs. Problem is, this is all part of the scam. There never was a warrant, and you've just had your identity stolen.

This scam has been reported in 11 states so far and is growing. So if you receive a phone call that seems suspicious or threatening, don't panic. Simply ask for more information, the caller's supervisor, or a number at which you can reach them after doing more research. Nothing foils an identity thief like an educated response.

(Reprinted from Equifax September 2009 Newsletter)


4/6/09 - 12:35p

April 3, 2009

Dear Brothers II Customer,

The time has come once again where you must take action to prepare for the U.S. Postal Service rate change effective May 11, 2009.  To review a complete guide of rates, please visit our web site (www.brothersii.com) and click the NEWS tab. This rate change follows the same rules regulated by the USPS last year for the shaped based pricing that determines the price due to weight and dimension. If you need a new or replacement RateRuler, please add the item to your order form.

You will need to order your new rate card or chip to reflect these rates as soon as possible so that you will be ready on time.  The following chart reflects the price for the new card or chip based on the scale model number. Prices do not include taxes and shipping (if applicable.) You will be invoiced at net 15 day terms if your account is current.

Scale Model

Price

With Installation

FP-5L, FP-5Li Rate Chip

$149.95

$256.95

Optimail 30 Rate Card

$199.95

$309.95

FlexiScale-5,10,15,30 Rate Chip

$215.95

$324 .95

Ultimail Rate Card

$248.95

$357.95

FP-15 Rate Chip

$220.95

$329.95

FP-30 Rate Chip

$231.95

$340.95

FP-70 Rate Chip

$263.95

$372.95

FP-150 Rate Chip

$273.95

$382.95

Centormail Rate Card

$329.95

$418.95

RateRuler

$29.95

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In an effort to process a large volume of orders, you will need to act now.  Therefore, we ask that you return the attached order form via fax, email (fp@brothersii.com) or fill the form out online at www.brothersii.com (located by clicking on the NEWS tab) and submit it before April 10th.  After that date, we will not be able to guarantee that your rate change will arrive prior to May 11th, 2009.

 As soon as we receive the cards or chips, they will be shipped to you or we would be happy to install it for you. Please see the above chart for pricing.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Cindy or Cynthia at 631-981-2900.

The following link will take you to your form for ordering:   
>>>>>>Order Form<<<<<<

Click on the following link for the United States Postal Service pricing over effective 11May09:
>>>>>>Price Overview<<<<<<

Click on the following link for a full chart of all USPS pricing effective 11May09
>>>>>>All Postal Rates<<<<<<
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3/19/09 - 11:41am

United States Postal Service Rate Change

On Tuesday, February 10, 2009, the USPS� announced that there will be a second rate change this year, which will become effective on Monday, May 11, 2009.

This increase will affect First Class Mail�, as the cost of a one ounce letter will increase from $0.42 to $0.44.

There will be no changes in the current additional ounce price, which remains at $0.17.

Prices for other mailing services � Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services (including Parcel Post), and Extra

Services � will also change.

Prices for most shipping services, including Express Mail� and Priority Mail�, were adjusted in January and will not change in May.

Once again, we will be offering an online form to expedite your request for upgrade,  which should be available in the next 30 days.

If you have any questions now, please give us a call at 631-981-2900

As always, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our customer's for all their office equipment needs.
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5/7/08 - 1:32pm
Brothers II gets an honorable mention for a job well done.


3/25/08 am
Regarding postage rate change effective May 12th, 2008


March 18, 2008

Dear FP Scale Customer,

The time has come once again where you must take action to prepare for the U.S. Postal Service rate change effective May 12, 2008.To review a complete guide of rates, please visit our web site (www.brothersii.com) and click the NEWS tab. This rate change follows the same rules regulated by the USPS last year for the shaped based pricing that determines the price due to weight and dimension. If you need a new or replacement RateRuler, please add the item to your order form below.

You will need to order your new rate card or chip to reflect these rates as soon as possible so that you will be ready on time.The following chart reflects the price for the new card or chip based on the scale model number. Prices do not include taxes and shipping (if applicable.) You will be invoiced at net 15 day terms if your account is current.

Scale Model

Price

Price w/ Installation

FP-5L, FP-5Li Rate Chip

$132.95

$241.95

Optimail 30 Rate Card

$159.95

$268.95

FlexiScale-5,10,15,30 Rate Chip

$201.95

$310.95

Ultimail Rate Card

$205.95

$314.95

FP-15 Rate Chip

$205.95

$314.95

FP-30 Rate Chip

$216.95

$325.95

FP-70 Rate Chip

$248.95

$357.95

FP-150 Rate Chip

$258.95

$367.95

Centormail Rate Card

$276.95

$385.95

RateRuler

$24.95

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In an effort to process a large volume of orders, you will need to act now.Therefore, we ask that you return the attached order form via fax, email (fp@brothersii.com) or fill the form out online at www.brothersii.com (located by clicking on the NEWS tab) and submit it before April 11th.After that date, we will not be able to guarantee that your rate change will arrive prior to May 12th, 2008.

As soon as we receive the cards or chips, they will be shipped to you.If you wish to have the card or chip installed by us, there will be an additional charge. Please see chart above for pricing.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Cindy or Cynthia at 631-981-2900.

>>>>>>Order Form<<<<<<


For a 2008 rate guide on how to figure out the new rates, click on the following link:

>>>>MAY 12, 2008 RATES<<<<



5/11/07 pm
For basic information on how to understand new rates, click on the following link:
>>>>Helpful Rules<<<<
For a 2007 rate guide on how to figure out the new rates, click on the following link:>>>>RATES<<<<


5/11/07 am
Regarding customers who have not received your rate kit to date:

May 11, 2007

 

Attn: Francotyp Postalia Customer

Re:    Rate Change Kits

  

Brothers II would like apologize for the delay to your company because you will not be receiving your rate change kit in time for the May 14th price increase. We processed all the orders on time but unfortunately, the USPS gave our manufacturer limited time to produce the rate change kits. The instant we receive the kits, they will be processed immediately.

 

To assist you, we are enclosing a rate pricing schedule so you can manually enter the correct postage into the machine.

 

If you have any comments or questions about our service, please feel free to call

Francotyp-Postalia at (800) 341-6052.

 

 

Thank you,

 

Management

Brothers II Business Machines of L.I., Inc.



04/09/07


April 6, 2007

 

Dear FP Scale Customer,

 

The time has come once again where you must take action to prepare for the U.S. Postal Service rate change effective May 14, 2007.  To review a complete guide of rates, please visit our web site (www.brothersii.com) and click the NEWS tab. This rate change will significantly change the way you process your mail. Each piece of mail must adhere to strict new USPS rules and now will be determined by weight and dimension. You will be receiving a new rate ruler in your kit.

 

You will need to order your new rate card or chip kit to reflect these rates as soon as possible so that you will be ready on time.  The following chart reflects the price for the new card or chip kit based on the scale model number. Prices do not include taxes and shipping (if applicable.)

 

 

In an effort to process a large volume of orders, you will need to act now.  Therefore, we ask that you return the attached order form via fax, email (fp@brothersii.com) or fill the form out online at www.brothersii.com (located by clicking on the NEWS tab) and submit it before April 20th.  After that date, we will not be able to guarantee that your rate change will arrive prior to May 14th, 2007.

 

As soon as we receive the card or chip kits, they will be shipped to you.  If you wish to have the card or chip kits installed by us, there will be an additional charge. Please see chart above for pricing.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Cindy or Toni at 631-981-2900.

>>>>>>Order Form<<<<<<

Thanks for your cooperation and the opportunity to provide you with the best service and solutions in the business.

"Brothers II- Providing Service and Solutions"

 

Respectfully,

Michael Cavallo
Director of Operations

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