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You went to the ER? You get injury lawyer ads for weeks!

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posted on May, 30 2018 @ 02:40 AM
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@Mods: I was not sure in which forum to put this, move it please, if deemed necessary.

A trip to the ER with your phone may mean injury lawyer ads for weeks

Nice privacy protection do you have there, it were a shame if something happened to it, right?
Sorry, I do not know if you are already becoming a lot of targeted spam in your messengers and mails, but this is a thing which would bring me onto the barricades, ready for riots..

You go to the ER, you are injured.
The moment you enter the ER, lawyers have found a way to obtain your personal data so that they can bombard you with ads a lá "MAKE SURE YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF IT!!!".

edit on 30 5 2018 by ManFromEurope because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 30 2018 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

Never experienced this, but it wouldn't surprise me.



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 03:25 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

I'm more worried about the bill they're going to send me than the ads sheesh.

Maybe one of those lawyer ads can help me file for bankruptcy.






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posted on May, 30 2018 @ 03:51 AM
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Move to Canada and there are no such thing as injury Lawyers....lol...you get screwed blue there.....lol.



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 03:55 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: ManFromEurope

I'm more worried about the bill they're going to send me than the ads sheesh.

Maybe one of those lawyer ads can help me file for bankruptcy.










Move to one of those socialist countries Americans love to mock and you won't need to file for bankruptcy to have your medical issues fixed.



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 04:37 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: ManFromEurope

I'm more worried about the bill they're going to send me than the ads sheesh.

Maybe one of those lawyer ads can help me file for bankruptcy.


Made me laugh. Thank you, its so true



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 05:27 AM
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ok - if we accept the claims in the OPs source [ ars technica article ]

then all that " injury lawyers " know is that a device was at a location - for a given time period

one of my mates = mmedical equipment engineer // technician - so visits multiple medical facilities per day

already - thats piss poor " tartgeting "

3 out of 5 of my mmost recent A&E visits have been - to deliver the casualty without requiring an ambulance - not as patiernt

i would estimate that the number of actual casualties visiting urgent care facilities is < 50 % of the actual visitors logged



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 06:09 AM
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Simple solutions:

Don´t buy and use spying devices like spyPhones with messenger- and whatever else spying apps!
Don´t ever use your real name and data in the web, never ever!

There are mobile phones out there, you can call people and send SMS, what else does a phone(!!!) need?
I can send 50 SMS to 50 different people at the same time, where is the difference to sending messages via spying messengers? That i myabe can´t send a pic of my last lunch, the newest cat video or a useless selfie?
There you have MMS, for even such a silly stuff.

It´s funny how people buy syping devices, install spying programs, apps, on their spying devices, use their real names and data everywhere in the web, are always and everywhere online because of those expensive spying devices and the apps, put whatever spying companies couldn´t find about them voluntarily on social media platforms like Facebook and Co, but wonder then that somebody spies on them, knows everything about them, sends them specialized ads and deals with their data.

That maybe their health insurance will become more expensive, after their spying devices told somebody who deals with data, how "unhealthy" one lives, what crap of food one maybe has to buy(for sure with a plastic money card, cash doesn´t leave such traces) because of being poor maybe(but owning a spyPhone... xD). Or how much alcohol or cigarettes one buys per day or week. And the data dealer sold that data to the insurance company.

There are a million reasons to keep an eye on your own data, start with not buying and using expensive spying devices and don´t spread all of your personal data all over the web the web. It´s as simple as it sounds and works!

And no, you will miss nothing, if you are not completely addicted and ported your real life to the web!



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

yeah, its asinine my boss got in a minor fender bender when an old lady hit him, lawyers wont stop blowin up his phone.



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 07:50 AM
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I was a passenger when my sons father was rear ended. I was 6 months pregnant with my son at the time.

All these places kept mailing us nonstop so I decided to call one that wouldn't stop sending us crap.

I get a chuckle out of it now but I didn't think it was amusing at the time. I called and explained what happened they politely asked me "Did the child survive? I said yes, we are both okay as far as the hospital scan went." "Sorry ma'am we only deal with cases where a death is involved, but we are very happy to hear that you won't need our services."

............... Yeah I'm happy my baby didn't die either wtf? Just kind of made me feel..... intrigued I guess. They cared up to the point where my baby survived and then they didn't. Kind of morbid and weird if you ask me but I get that they make their money doing certain cases.

At any rate I then asked them to stop sending me mail and thankfully they did.

It's annoying all the packets and envelopes etc.. they bombard you with.

-Alee



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 08:00 AM
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Hospitals certainly used to sell details of accident claims victims. Not sure if they still do. It happened to me.

Insurers certainly used to do that - selling info to ambulance chasers whilst at the same time bleating about the cost of the "compensation culture". Top class hypocrisy, that.


*Disclaimer - IAAL



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
@Mods: I was not sure in which forum to put this, move it please, if deemed necessary.

A trip to the ER with your phone may mean injury lawyer ads for weeks

Nice privacy protection do you have there, it were a shame if something happened to it, right?
Sorry, I do not know if you are already becoming a lot of targeted spam in your messengers and mails, but this is a thing which would bring me onto the barricades, ready for riots..

You go to the ER, you are injured.
The moment you enter the ER, lawyers have found a way to obtain your personal data so that they can bombard you with ads a lá "MAKE SURE YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF IT!!!".

I'm not sure about this. I work inside a hospital so by that logic wouldn't my phone be ate up with ads?? No personal injury ass on my phone.
I do know that they target by locations and words said around the phone and maybe in larger places they have it set to pick up. I am in a rural location so so maybe that's the difference.



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

I visit the ER for work and never been targeted.



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

After reading what's here, it looks like the phone location idea is not true. Maybe hospitals really do sell patient lists, or a insurance company, or some company the hospital hires to mail out their bills, etc. There's usually someone out there somewhere willing to do almost anything for a buck.



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: toms54

a sinple experiment - could " solve this "

send a patient to A&E with a phone - " phonne one " that has zero previous link to the patient - and supply the number of phone two - on every foormm etc etc et [ phone two - mmust never have been used at the hospital

whichever phone recieves " injury lawyer " solicitation - reverals the method used



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: toms54

a sinple experiment - could " solve this "

send a patient to A&E with a phone - " phonne one " that has zero previous link to the patient - and supply the number of phone two - on every foormm etc etc et [ phone two - mmust never have been used at the hospital

whichever phone recieves " injury lawyer " solicitation - reverals the method used


You might be able to figure it just by looking at what we have here. Some have gone in for treatment, others work there and say they don't get spam.



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 10:36 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: toms54

a sinple experiment - could " solve this "

send a patient to A&E with a phone - " phonne one " that has zero previous link to the patient - and supply the number of phone two - on every foormm etc etc et [ phone two - mmust never have been used at the hospital

whichever phone recieves " injury lawyer " solicitation - reverals the method used


Easier way - get a GPS spoofing app for your mobile phone. Set the spoofed coordinates to be that of a major A&E unit.

I did something similar by setting my GPS coordinates to some desert region in China. Then I got adverts in Chinese for manufacturing companies in China.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 02:19 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

I know I have a laptop I use in my garage,whenever we discuss any auto part or accessory,it somehow shows up on a search?,or in the house strange things going on



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