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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) asks you to help the NAD stop mail theft, a serious federal crime. Watch Howard A. Rosenblum, the CEO of the NAD, to learn how you can help.


Video description and Transcript:

Video fades to soft blue and white background with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) logo centered. Black text below the logo appears, "National Association of the Deaf."

Video fades to white then fades to Howard A. Rosenblum at the NAD Headquarters, in the front lobby area.

HOWARD: Hi, my name is Howard Rosenblum and I am the CEO of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

White text appears in front of Howard A. Rosenblum for three seconds:
Howard A. Rosenblum
CEO, The National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

HOWARD: This video is in response to a serious situation that a woman has brought to our attention recently. In her vlog, she mentions she sent a check to the NAD for membership dues. However, that check was altered and instead of $25.00 as she wrote it, someone changed it to $325.00. That was wrong. That check never arrived at the NAD Headquarters. The woman sent it via mail and it appears that someone committed mail theft, and stole the check. We know this because we do not have that specific check number in our records. The woman showed the deposit signature on the back of her check, however — the NAD has a different deposit process, so we know we never deposited that check. To show you an example of our regular check deposit process — [shows a check sample] — I don't know if you can see the code on this check here but that is a printed computer code indicating it was run through a machine automatically deposits the checks to the bank. No one from the NAD signs the back of any check. So to the woman who showed the back of her check, we know that is not ours. We really want to find that person who committed mail theft. This is important because it happened to you and it happened to us and it has happened to others. Both of us have had to deal with this unfortunate situation. So, I am trying to contact the woman who vlogged about this, but we do not know your name or email — which led to us doing a video response. I hope we can work together to stop the person who committed mail theft, which is a serious federal crime. The mail system isn't reliable because anyone who sends something via mail isn't always sure it arrives. I suggest people to consider using certified mail or registered mail with the green sticker to track your mail and to get a confirmation for when it arrives at its destination. You can use UPS or FedEx as well. Of course, you can always donate, join or renew your membership online — its easier! Back to my original point, to avoid this from happening again, I hope you can contact us (nad.info@nad.org) so we can work together. This goes for anyone who experienced the same problem, please contact us. We'll work together and contact the FBI to stop those from committing mail theft. From there we can move forward, with our support for each other. We don't want to create a problem between the two of us but rather to stop those who are committing mail theft. Thank you.

Video fades to the same soft blue and white background with the NAD logo centered. Black text below the logo appears, "A production of The National Association of the Deaf (copyright) 2013 All rights reserved."