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Signed up, me?

Minivanman
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Signed up, me?

Had two this last week from sites I have visited (no, not those sort) that have assumed by visiting that I have signed up, and I have now found myself on some sort of mailing list even though I did not (knowingly anyway) give any information about myself.

What the...

Not easy to opt out either these days as they make it harder find where to click on that unsubscribe button.

Is it just me, or is it happening more frequently these days.

 


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DaveyH
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Re: Signed up, me?

So how did they get your email address if you only visited these websites and didn't sign up/register?

Luzern
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Re: Signed up, me?

Alighted on this. Interesting.

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
Champnet
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Re: Signed up, me?

The ‘unsubscribe’ probably subscribed you....

idonno
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Re: Signed up, me?

@Minivanman: Is it just me, or is it happening more frequently these days.  

Can't say I've noticed. Maybe time to put something like Privacy Badger or an equivalent on the browser. Smiley 

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Minivanman
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Re: Signed up, me?

@DaveyH 

"So how did they get your email address if you only visited these websites and didn't sign up/register?"

I give up, how did they. Roll_eyes

Seriously though, the link provided by @Luzern might contain the answer. 


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