So Like most people i sign up for differant services and product notifications.
On the sites you fill a form in with your details like name, address, email, etc Pritty standard details, on these sites also there is the option to opt out of having your details sold to a 3rd party.
Like most people i always tick the boxes to not have my details sold etc.
Over the last few weeks, i have ran an experiment with a number of popular on line sites such as Tesco, Asda, Eharmony, Zoosk, ebuyer, to name but a few.
Each time i signed up to the sites with my actual details but changed my email to suit the site IE email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org etc, etc.
I also made sure i ticked the boxes to not have my details sold.
So what happened. Well everything was fine for the first few weeks only the actual company emailed the addresses i had entered on the site.
But then to the tesco address and eharmony address i started to get other companies trying to sell me stuff.
And to thre eharmony address i seen that, i was getting emails from other dating sites and escort sites advertising there services.
So why am i getting emails to my eharmony account from escorts and other spaming sites if there not selling my details on?
I will now be closing all the accounts i opened for this experiment.