I was looking for a mortgage. I filled out the form on
http://tinyurl.com/4ulchc I pressed the 'get my quote' button. I was
contacted by a broker who seemed very helpful. I was happy.
A few days later I got unsolicited email about an unrelated financial
website from a different company. I was unhappy. I rang the company who
spammed me. Their director told me that they had bought my personal
details from money-quote.co.uk.
I was furious. At them, partly, but mostly at myself for, with my
experience providing my personal data to companies who don't even
provide an opt-out box on the form, let alone obtain explicit informed
consent by an opt-in?
Am I overreacting?
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