sigh! I re-learned that nothing in life is free. I should have known better...but alas I got sucked in.
recently a friend of mine posted a link on her facebook for free air line tickets. I knew better, but I need air line tickets, so I clicked on the link...and happily gave them my contact info so I could get the free tickets they said I had won.
Then on the next page I learned the horrible truth! It was a page that told me to get the "free" tickets I had to sign up for some more great offers. you know the ones... "Try Netflix!" "Bookclub of the month!" "check our lower insurance rates!" blah blah blah.
I immediately closed the window but of course it was too late...they already had my email address. And soon enough the spam started hitting the fan. UGH!
Since I also foolishly gave them my real address, I'm sure I'll start getting junk mail galore too. Time to renew my subscriptions in the "Don't send me junk mail!" lists.
*hangs head in shame and leaves the room* http://www.ecocycle.org/junkmail/index.cfm