I just got an email sent by a company I never heard of before called “shoplet.com”. And it was sent to an email address I never have used *anywhere* before except with Amazon.com. They have my first name, last name and email address (that I only registered with Amazon).
So is Amazon selling their customer list to third parties now? Or did Shoplet.com obtain this through other means?
Given that I highly doubt Amazon would sell their list, I suspect shoplet got it via other means. I hope they get caught.
UPDATE: Amazon wrote back and it turns out they share email addresses with companies when you buy through Amazon marketplace. I bought some tape or something via shoplet from Amazon. Apparently this is against Amazon’s terms and conditions and is being investigated. Here’s the specific part from Amazon’s T&C (their customer service response was very thorough, btw):
“Contact between parties must be courteous and limited to transaction
details. Facilitating inappropriate or unsolicited contact is a
violation of our Community Rules.”