September 2, 2009 at 9:03 pm #28779
I did an online tax return a few weeks ago and after that I have got emails saying stuff to do with tax. The emails do not look like they are from the government. Is it just a coincidence? One email is advertising a tax agent. How did they find me...
I am not an expert but I am interested in learning. 🙂September 4, 2009 at 3:36 am #32383
Strange, but my spam folder has over 600 unread emails, but hey, thats life.The government may have sold your email. My local bank sells customer telephone numbers to telemarketers. :-September 4, 2009 at 4:02 am #32384
WOW This is crazy stuff. And who knows what really goes on. I know the government can be reckless with people's details but I am not sure if they would sell them…The banks…yeah they would.. I hate banks and telephone companies. Anyway I would love to spam the spammers...set an auto email to send them an email every minute...How dare they invade out privacy.September 4, 2009 at 4:13 am #32385
I'm not too worried about it, let them sell my email, telephone numbers or whatever else, but for telephone users in the states, theres a thing called the national do not call list, if you register for that then receive a single call from any telemarketer, they automatically have to pay you $500.So I'm fine with it. 🙂Here's their site http://www.donotcall.govSeptember 4, 2009 at 4:16 am #32386
I wish we had that here. You can register for a list here but it doesn't work!!! And they do not pay you!!!September 4, 2009 at 4:17 am #32387
I wish we had that here. You can register for a list here but it doesn't work!!! And they do not pay you!!!
Well... maybe someday 😀September 4, 2009 at 11:57 am #32388
WOW This is crazy stuff. And who knows what really goes on. I know the government can be reckless with people's details but I am not sure if they would sell them...The banks...yeah they would.. I hate banks and telephone companies.
Yeah the Government wouldn't sell your email address they would just lose things like that for example you may have heard of the royal cock-ups 2 government officials made here when they left their laptops on trains, twice!, one included varying amounts of important data about people in this country and the other I think was something to do with the Army or something like that, can't remember what was reported to be on them since it happened last year.Yeah we also have some sort of similar list which they say will stop marketers calling you, and like Mitz said it doesn't work here either, it worked for about 6 months, 6 glorious months of ME not answering to hear marketers (you see in my house I'm the "official phone answerer", so 9 times out of 10 I answer the phone to the marketers) then it just stopped worked and we started getting the marketers calling again, in recent weeks we have had phone calls from France, Spain, Scotland and India and then varying other countries which I probably don't even know.September 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm #32389
There is a worldwide method of dealing with this.I saw a youtube video that was telling ways to stop telemarketers from calling and having fun in the process.I thought it was just a joke, then sure enough 20 minutes later I recieved a wonderful call asking me to change my internet service to a different provider. So I decided to give it a shot and it worked.The trick is, say yes to everything. By say yes I don't mean accept their offers. I mean say yes when you pick up your phone, say yes when he/she asks your name, say yes to everything even if it is not a question still say yes.Interupt the person while they are in the middle of a sentence by saying yes in an extremely enthusiastic, yet disturbing tone.Say yes when the person asks if you are mentally retarded.Scream YESSeptember 5, 2009 at 2:59 am #32390
You can also give them someone else's phone number. I did this to my neighbour for a red cross door knock appeal. She got roped in…But I owed her one because she invited everyone to my house for a netball breakup party.September 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm #32391
You can also give them someone else's phone number. I did this to my neighbour for a red cross door knock appeal. She got roped in...But I owed her one because she invited everyone to my house for a netball breakup party.
Haha 😀 , that works too.December 30, 2009 at 6:17 am #32392
I am always scared to give any of my details because of the identity theft going on these days….June 6, 2011 at 7:45 am #32393
I think it cannot occur that you got an such email, according to me this one is from only tax agents who always send spam mails to alert everyone to remind about tax.
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