A while ago blogged about my spam trap system. In essence I give each company a unique email address, so if I ever get spam to that address, I know who has leaked it.
I have given out hundreds of different email addresses, and to date only one company has given the email address to fraudulent spammers.
Step up The Children’s Mutual.
The unique email address I used for them just received a spam message advertising a Russian dating site.
Most worryingly, though, they know my name (that’s not on the email). So, what other details do they have. At the very least this is a serious breach, that needs to be reported to the regulator. And we need to understand what’s been leaked and what measure are going to be taken to safeguard our money.
The Children’s Mutual are purportedly a respectable company that invest millions of pounds for their customers. I hope they respond quickly.