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21st Century Auto Insurance Informative - Suspect selling email address

Review by shaggydog11127 on 2011-10-07
I called 21st Century Auto Insurance to get a quote. The person I talked to was friendly and professional. He asked for my email address. Since I was talking to an agent of what I thought was a reputable company, I did not hesitate to give him my email address. Prior to that time, I would get maybe one junk email every two months. Starting just a few days after that conversation, I have been getting approximately 10 junk emails everyday. I have no way to prove they are the source of distributing my address, but I haven't given my address to any other new contacts in many months. I suspect they are selling email addresses. BTW, their quote was over $200 more per year than I am currently paying.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-10-08
Posted by Alain on 2011-10-08:
I keep a separate e-mail account for use when a business or retailer asks for my address. Periodically, I check to see if there's anything of interest in the box (which is rare) and delete the spam.
Posted by lexophiliac on 2011-10-08:
21st century does give your contact information to their affiliated third parties. You may opt-out of receiving promotional e-mails from 21st Century Insurance and their 3rd party affiliates by sending an e-mail to:

executive.office@21st.com.

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