Just received an email from Argos which starts off by saying:
"At Argos we never send out unsolicited emails. To make sure news of all our latest products, sales and offers reaches your inbox, please add [email protected] argos-email.co.uk to your contacts or buddy list."
How did I get this one then? I have not registered or bought anything on line from Argos.
If it is, that's almost certainly how it got onto a database. I very much doubt that Argos would trawl the web looking for random addresses, but there are people who do it, and then sell the information on.
It's a guess, but it's a possibility - I am in no way suggesting that Argos have acted outside their published code of conduct regarding unsolicited mail, but if you've never provided your address it came from somewhere.
You must be getting my mail. I signed up on line ages ago so as to be entered in a cash draw. I have had nothing since. Terry Duddy is still the CEO if you feel strongly why not forward the message to him at argos.co.uk with a suitable comment. Polite of course.