Direct Axis admits to having a SPAM DATABASE

rudivdw

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Yesterday I again got a spam phone call (with not even a real person on the other end!) from Direct Axis offering me a loan and I decided to take my complaint to Hello Peter, because they didn't take my name off their lists when I asked them to a few weeks ago...

Anyway, see their response here http://hellopeter.com/direct-axis-complaint-%5B555046%5D

Their representative assured me that I have been removed from their spam database! whoohooo! :wtf:
 

Ancalagon

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Spam database is really not a polite term. The euphemistic term is marketing database.

Its pretty sad that this is hardly unique. A lot of companies maintain such databases.
 

kayvee

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Their representative assured me that I have been removed from their spam database! whoohooo! :wtf:
Don't worry. You will be back on it again next week. :)


Spam database is really not a polite term. The euphemistic term is marketing database.
Who cares if it's polite or not. If they politely asked permission to target direct marketing at you in the first place then it's a different matter.
 
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rorz0r

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hahaha

Strangley enough, just as I was reading your complaint I got a call offering me an RCS card or something.
 

rudivdw

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Best of all, when I asked them where they got my details, they can't give an exact answer, they just say they bought a database from a reputable company. Probably my bank, who I never gave permission to give out my contact details anyway. Gotta love it!
 

Mike Hoxbig

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Spam database is really not a polite term. The euphemistic term is marketing database.
lol but it came straight from the horses mouth:
I can confirm that your details will been removed from our spam database as of 07 April 2011 and you will no longer receive any further invitations from us.
 

rudivdw

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Does anyone by any chance know of a place where such companies can be reported for their spamming?
 

axelblue

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These companies with their stupid lists should be dealt with very strictly and blacklisted.
 

jasper

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the irony is that they gather all of your information again in order for you to opt out!
dont be tempted to put real info in on that national opt out page, they will sell it to someone else without you evert knowing.
I spoke to one guy , these companies sell your data for one or two rand per person, imagine a database of 1 million south africans?
 

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the irony is that they gather all of your information again in order for you to opt out!
dont be tempted to put real info in on that national opt out page, they will sell it to someone else without you evert knowing.
I spoke to one guy , these companies sell your data for one or two rand per person, imagine a database of 1 million south africans?
You will know if they did that because you will keep getting marketing calls. I signed up (over a year ago) and now get no marketing calls
 

roberth

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If you find you aren't completely off their database, perhaps this guy can help :D

Direct Axis CEO Mark Finlayson
Telephone +27 21 7643000
Fax +27 21 7643266
Email Mark.Finlayson@directaxis.co.za

The phone number looks like their switchboard, but the email address should work...
 

Sinbad

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DA still sends the people who lived in the house before me junk mail. And it's 7 years later.
 

donn_edwards

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DirectAxis admitted to me that they are members of the DMA, and they ignored the DMA's Do Not Contact list to send me SMS spam.

They also have a business relationship with Sanlam, who is not a member of the DMA.

See my blog post which provides the email address and cell number of their MD.
 

ToxicBunny

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Doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

They also have a business relationship with either Nedbank/Telkom/FNB/eThekwini.... since they are the only 4 entities that know my knew address and i've started receiving Direct Axis mail at that address now.
 

Sly21C

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I get a monthly letter from Direct Axis offering me a R150 000 loan, very annoying. I receive nothing from other loan "sharks" such as ABSA, African Bank, etc, only from Direct Axis.
 
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