I bet you a million bucks you can't go the rest of my life without contacting me again.
September 7, 2010 2:13 PM Subscribe
How can I find out which entity sold (at least) my name and address to the sleazebags at Betus.com when the latter company is unresponsive and apparently staffed by the proverbial 100 monkeys with typewriters?
posted by Inspector.Gadget to human relations (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've managed to stay off the junk mail radar for a long time and I like it that way. For the third time in as many years, I've received a mailing from Betus right before my birthday offering new and apparently attractive ways to get ripped off. I don't gamble and I don't post my personal information online.
I fit Betus' demographic (young and male), so I believe it's likely that they purchased my name as part of a list selected for those criteria. But, apart from my bank, my wireless provider, two universities, several medical institutions, and Netflix, I don't think I've ever paired my name and this address in a commercial transaction.
How do I find out how I arrived on this list and who sells it? How do I get off it if (as usual) the shady folks behind it waste my time rather than giving me a straight answer?