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Tesla-box: Anyone else receiving these spams?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chickenlittle, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Chickenlittle

    Chickenlittle Active Member

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    spammer got my e mail address

    They sell after market products. I am concerned that my email address can only be linked to my having a tesla by either tesla itself or TMC. Does anyone know which? Will need to do some detective work
     
  2. msnow

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    There's a lot of Black Friday emails circulating now. I got a few from Tesla related aftermarket companies this morning. My guess is the same as yours.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I received one of those emails too. Actually, it wouldn't be hard for a marketing company to get a list of Tesla owners from the DMV and then find the email addresses. Tesla, TMC, or other vendors needn't be involved.
     
  4. scaesare

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    I got it to.

    I've also taken a few EV feedback surveys, so that could be the infection vector...
     
  5. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    I received this last night at 9:50pm Eastern/ 6:50 Pacific Coast time.

    Moderators are standing by....
     
  6. green1

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    Doesn't this fall afoul of some form of legalities in the, almost too aptly named, "can-spam" act? is there a reporting mechanism there, would be great if this sort of behaviour was appropriately punished.
     
  7. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Unfortunately, the can-spam act mostly means "can spam". And looking up the IP address shows that it's rated "good" so it won't be caught by most public RBLs.
     
  8. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    I got the email too. Trying to figure out how they got my email address.
     
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    Has anyone else read the full text on the 'Tesla box' email? It was obviously written by someone with a poor grasp of English. You'd have to be crazy to give them your credit card information.
     
  10. TexasEV

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    I know it's not from the TMC database as it came to a different email address. It came to the one I have on file with Tesla and I rarely give that one out other than for personal use. I hope that's just a coincidence, but I'm concerned as I rarely get spam at this email address.
     
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    SW2Fiddler Bannd Member

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    #11 SW2Fiddler, Nov 26, 2015
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    They couldn't have made it any more "Engrish Funny" if they tried.
    My email was received about three weeks ago...
     
  12. Chickenlittle

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    That concerns me. Hopefully there isn't someone selling a list
     
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    I am sure no one sold them a list - unless it was hackers. Hell if they can hack the OPM database, hacking a couple of forums would be relatively easy. Just saying - if you aren't following the rules a lot is possible.
     
  14. Caligula

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    What?!? I got a spam email???

    THAT'S IT...

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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    I know that the email used is one that can be gleaned relatively easily from my profile. It is not, however, there directly; one or two steps need be performed. I am the last person to be knowledgeable in how crawler-bots function.

    More to the email: has anyone looked at the currency shown in the photos? Are those Thai? Chinese/Taiwanese?
     
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    I checked both this site (TMC) and Tesla's privacy policy and they both say they do not share email addresses other than a few obvious exceptions (e.g. law enforcement). However I also received an email a little while ago from T-Sportline and it occurred to me that Evannex is a reseller of their products. Evannex's privacy statement is a little different and I'm wondering if this could be one source of email addresses. Here's the pertinent language on the Evannex site (note the last sentence):
    "We may send personally identifiable information about you to other organizations when:

    (i) We have your consent to share the information (you will be provided the opportunity to opt-out if you desire). For example, if you opt-in for emails we will share this information with our marketing provider."
     
  17. doug

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    Just as an FYI, TMC is very protective of member data and would never sell the email list.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Thanks Doug. I was sure that was the case.
     
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    Again to emphasize my email came to an account that is not the one I registered with TMC. It is however the email I have on file with Tesla. And I have never ordered anything from Evannex or T sportline.
     
  20. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I still believe the simplest answer is: get the names from the DMVs and then find the corresponding email addresses. It's usually not that hard. Especially when you are like me and have used the same email address for over twenty years.

    Note that tesla-box wouldn't have had to do it themselves, there are many companies that provide mailing lists.
     

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