I told my parents about this (who are no longer active in the church either, but still get the mail and phone calls). Come to find out, Flag had been calling my parents looking for me in regards to being taken off the mailing lists. My parents refused to give them my number, but gave me their number to call about the mailings. I called them from Skype, which leaves no caller ID info, and again gave my name and address, and mailing label codes. Within 3 weeks, all mail had stopped.
Strangely enough, I get a phone call last weekend on Sunday morning from Flag, on my CELL PHONE! The guy wanted to verify my mailing info (he read it to me...all correct btw), and finally I interrupted and asked what the purpose of the call was. He said just to make sure their database has my correct info because they have important things to mail to out. I told him I had asked to be taken off all mailing lists and do not want to be contacted ever again. He goes to ask if I have seen the new DVD, I say no. I also asked how he got my phone number... he said it was on his sheet, but didn't know what it came from.
So then he says he can take care of the mailing issue, just has to ask a few question, like why I want off, and WHAT I DO FOR WORK? WTF?
I told him it's none of his business, and said I had to go.
Anyway, I check my mail and sure enough, there is that DVD to watch. I did watch it and have to say it's well done, but I don't see how people can believe it.
I know for sure my parents didn't give them my cell number. Where the hell did they get it?