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Snowy
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reply to tgp1994

Re: Spam email being sent to single contact?

said by tgp1994:

Thanks for pointing that out! Where can I go now in figuring out how my full name and father's email was lifted?

I'd start with a Google search.
A few suggestions on the search strings I'd use:
"your name, your email address"
"your name, your dads name"
"your name, your dads name, your email address"
etc...
If your persistent you'll find what you're looking for.
The key thing to come away with though is that you should feel confident that wherever it was gleaned from it wasn't a leak on your own machine. If it were, you'd be having a lot more issues than a monthly email to show for it.

tgp1994

join:2010-10-06
Thanks snowy, that last tidbit of information makes me feel much better. (The fact that I had been charged for itunes purchases from someone in china after I used my debit card at a home depot store is most likely unrelated, right? Those two events, the shopping, and then the charges, occurred about a month prior to the emails.)

I followed your instructions for the searches, although I did not find any good results. In fact, doing a verbatim search for my email didn't return anything...


Snowy
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said by tgp1994:

(The fact that I had been charged for itunes purchases from someone in china after I used my debit card at a home depot store is most likely unrelated, right?

Right.
A lot of harmless but intriguing events go unexplained & that's actually a good thing.
Imagine how boring life would be without it's mysteries.

tgp1994

join:2010-10-06
That's true.

Any other ideas of how this person or thing could have gotten my name and dads email though?


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said by tgp1994:

Any other ideas of how this person or thing could have gotten my name and dads email though?

The contact list of your email account would be a possibility.
I can understand your curiosity but in the scheme of things it's really not a big deal from what I've seen.

tgp1994

join:2010-10-06
Ok, hopefully these emails will taper off.

Thanks for your help, snowy!