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Just received an email from Annualcreditreport.co.uk asking me to fill in a survey about my bank so they can complie a list of the best and worst ones, also wanted to hear horror stories, had other bits of info about the NHS and credit card offers, I reported it as SPAM and deleted it.

 

I don't want to fill in this type of info, and Annualcreditreport will only pass my information on if I tell them that I am unsubscribing.

 

They also advertised a service called Scanmypost and had so called feedback - all positive - why should I want my post scanned by some unknown organisation, most of my bills now come in online so I get very little post. I was tempted to sign up using the address.

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and see what they said..... I am very dubious about this so called service, seems like another way to fleece information left right and centre.

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You best hope that Ms Mouse doesn't report you for identity fraud SG.:p


 

 

If all else fails, kick them where it hurts and SOD'EM;)

 

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I dunno... the mouse probably has a decent credit file.... you'd get your moneys worth! :p

 

Lots of companies make money on our details, and they get them through "surveys" and "registration forms" etc... Look at how much money Facebook makes, and them darned annoying meerkats and that opera singer. All on using your data and targetting adds and products your way. Telecoms suppliers do it aswell (sell your number to 3rd party marketting companies). All it takes is a little tick box here and another there and if you miss them you get spammed!


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