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Thread: Direct Axis admits to having a SPAM DATABASE

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    Default Direct Axis admits to having a SPAM DATABASE

    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-co...t-%5B555046%5D

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

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudivdw View Post

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


    Quote Originally Posted by Ancalagon View Post
    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.
    Last edited by kayvee; 07-04-2011 at 02:01 PM.

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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.

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    These bastards send me s**t letters every month.
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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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancalagon View Post
    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.
    ಠ_ಠ
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    I know, thats what is so funny about it.

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

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    Supposedly you can opt out here:

    http://www.dmasa.org/dmasa/dma_optout.php

    Direct link

    https://www.nationaloptout.co.za/

    Only complete red fields.

    It does require you to input your ID number, then they are officially are not allowed to contact you. ..... supposedly.

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    These companies with their stupid lists should be dealt with very strictly and blacklisted.
    You have what you have now. Make it count.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jasper View Post
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by saor View Post
    saor is a dumbass

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

    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...
    Do Advanced

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

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