is this legal?
Posted in the Lincolnton Forum
#1 Sep 15, 2012
I have been getting email from the carolina scoop. I did post a comment a good while back. I have received an invitation to a online tupperware party, and a was asked to give money for a fund raiser in Georgia from the carolina scoop . com address. How would they know my email address to even send this stuff. I have nothing to do with the scoop and barely read it online. And I do not know the ones running the online paper. My question is is it illegal to find out my email address just because I made a comment that a good while back and for them to send me these spam emails?
#2 Sep 15, 2012
Was it back when they had those weird comments that you had to sign in order to comment? I think its like disqus or something like that....
#3 Sep 16, 2012
no I did not have to sign in at all that is why this makes me wonder about if it was legal for them to search me out some how and find my email address and start sending me these emails. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, after I made the comment on the carolina scoop about a month later, I received an email telling me that the carolina scoop had a bad virus and that I should run my security and do a full check. AND, when they emailed me that email it had I guess everyone that had ever made a comments name and addresses at the top instead of sending it BCC emails. It had my email address in that list then but I did not think anything of it until I started getting these emails this year from the scoop. I know that if the police wanted to know who I was they could find out legally, but, can a reporter do that legal without cause, then start sending emails like the ones I talked about above? Just wondering about how this works.
Also, I have never went back and commented at all on there after the fact.
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