Date: 29-05-24  Time: 12:48 pm

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Coincidence?
« on: 03 December 2022, 04:02:58 pm »
Out on the fazer yesterday, called in at my usual petrol station for some BP Ultimate, they only had E10 and nothing else (not even diesel), so rode another few miles to an Esso that sells ethanol free. Got there and that one looked abandoned, all fenced off. With the dregs left in the tank, turned again for a 5/6 mile ride to the nearest Shell filing station. Now the odd bit. I filled up (V-Power), paid with cash, and rode home. Within an hour, I had received an advertising e-mail from Shell in my inbox, and I dont recall ever receiving anything from Shell previously. I never spoke to the cashier other than to say "pump 8" and "thanks". Is it coincidence or are all registrations numbers collected and the owners address then obtained by Shell from the DVLA. How the foc did they get my e-mail address?

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Re: Coincidence?
« Reply #1 on: 03 December 2022, 05:24:32 pm »
I can't answer your question directly, but because I have my own web domain, I create meaningful email addresses, eg foc-u@mydomain, dvla@mydomain, shell@mydomain etc

This means if I ever start getting spam addressed to fred-blogs.co.uk@mydomain I can tell who's been naughty with my details...

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Re: Coincidence?
« Reply #2 on: 03 December 2022, 09:01:29 pm »
« Last Edit: 03 December 2022, 09:02:02 pm by darrsi »
More people are born because of alcohol than will ever die from it.

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Re: Coincidence?
« Reply #3 on: 04 December 2022, 03:29:17 pm »
I have. Thanks

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Re: Coincidence?
« Reply #4 on: 10 December 2022, 10:06:55 am »
Sounds like Google tracking, I've Been into pubs before only to later to be asked by my phone to rate my experience.

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Re: Coincidence?
« Reply #5 on: 10 December 2022, 11:17:02 am »
The problem now is, that they have mailed me back and asked me to forward the message back to them for investigation. But I deleted the message almost immediately and cant find it anywhere on the pc