posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 02:04 PM
Several years ago (five or so), I came across a cookie amalgator. They had thousands of cookie collectors who all shared their cookies with everybody
else in the "cookie club".
The Internet isn't the only source of all this mess. RFID in all your merchandize, store cards, and more contribute to the data sink.
BUT - the most infuriating non-Internet, offline source was a hair-cutter! I got my hair trimmed, paid cash and gave an extra large tip. But that
didn't satisfy them!
They insisted on my email address, a credit card and driver's licence to accept the SMALL bills!
She wanted my name, phone number address - the whole ball of wax!
I told her "NO!"
She continued to DEMAND and said she needed it for her computer.
After a dozen "NO!"s and my explanation that I didn't need to go home and find a hundred spam mails from companies that want to sell a particular sex
organ enlargement (that thankfully I have no need for as a woman) when she sells my name to other companies.
She did NOT deny that the information would not be sold.
I walked out with her yelling and chasing me to the vehicle. I drove away and won't get my hair cut by her ever again.
So, the culprits are not just online.
edit on 15/12/2012 by Trexter Ziam because: (no reason given)