posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 11:23 AM
My girlfriend uses her iPad for pretty much everything she does online, and she has a history of getting narrowly-targeted marketing advertisements
and things from Facebook and Google, which is not too alarming, as a lot of these things are linked to search history, etc.
Sometimes she gets advertisements for things that she and I had spoken about in person without searching or viewing on the internet. She used to joke
that she thinks she might be chipped or something, but after this weekend, she has started to seriously think that she is under some sort of
We went shopping for some new furniture this weekend and visited quite a few stores, and she received some extremely specific email from stores that
we visited in person having never visited their web sites.
For instance we went to one shopping plaza to look for things in Pottery Barn. We didn't buy anything, and on our way out of the plaza, we stopped by
Williams Sonoma but didn't end up buying anything there either. Later that day we went to West Elm to look at sofas; she got distracted by their
terrariums (it took me a few minutes to get her back on track), but we didn't end up buying anything.
When we got home, she checked her email and found the following email:
From Pottery Barn:
From Williams Sonoma:
From West Elm:
I have not received any email like this at all, and we were together the whole time. Neither of us signed anything or bought anything at these
stores, but she got these ads while I got nothing. Any ideas of how these companies are able to identify my girlfriend and target her for email
edit on 8-7-2014 by wagnificent because: insert pics