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Topic # 245647 14-Feb-2019 17:57
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Hi All,

 

 

 

Just a heads up regarding this outfit.
As others were aware in the previous thread this organisation was sending unsolicited messages of a loan shark nature. I kindly requested all my data be removed and my account closed and provided a cease and desist letter.
Today I have since received more advertising content based on my own personal information that I requested to be removed and had confirmation of removal.

 

This is being taken up with the privacy commission and a complaint is being logged.

Avoid them at all costs, I suggest you all email them now with a request to remove all personal information and a cease and desist for all further contact.

 

Cheers

 

 





 


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  Reply # 2178413 14-Feb-2019 18:13
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I have an account with them and the only emails I get from them these days are notifications of updates to my credit report. Until October last year I was also subscribed to their newsletter but when I sent an unsubscription request they honoured it right away and I have not received any marketing stuff since.

 

I have given them a unique address so I can track exactly what they have used my address for. 54/54 (i.e. 100%) of the emails to that address are either (1) notifications or (2) marketing/newsletters/etc from before I requested to stop marketing emails.

 

Seems odd that my experience seems reasonable but yours seems quite different.


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Reply # 2178414 14-Feb-2019 18:20
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Tried getting my credit report recently from illion who operates Credit Simple and it states on their site within 3 business days for a free report. Month later got the report with only the first page and the header matching my details. Tried calling them as its a privacy breach but the person i talked to didn't seem too bothered and told me to lodge an amendment request. Do wonder if the other person got my credit details. Not sure if i should just contact the Privacy Commission.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2178417 14-Feb-2019 18:22
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cryan209:

 

Tried getting my credit report recently from illion who operates Credit Simple and it states on their site within 3 business days for a free report. Month later got the report with only the first page and the header matching my details. Tried calling them as its a privacy breach but the person i talked to didn't seem too bothered and told me to lodge an amendment request. Do wonder if the other person got my credit details. Not sure if i should just contact the Privacy Commission.

 

 

 

 

Contact them, I will be as well later on tonight. 
Cowboy organisation that needs to be culled before something goes seriously wrong with a breach, who knows what could get out and on what scale.

 

KiwiSurfer:

 

I have an account with them and the only emails I get from them these days are notifications of updates to my credit report. Until October last year I was also subscribed to their newsletter but when I sent an unsubscription request they honoured it right away and I have not received any marketing stuff since.

 

I have given them a unique address so I can track exactly what they have used my address for. 54/54 (i.e. 100%) of the emails to that address are either (1) notifications or (2) marketing/newsletters/etc from before I requested to stop marketing emails.

 

Seems odd that my experience seems reasonable but yours seems quite different.

 

 

As per the other thread I did raise the concern that I was contacted after unsubscribing and 1 or 2 others confirmed the same. Maybe a roll back took place as we would have signed up around the same time due to the thread most likely making us aware of such service.





 


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  Reply # 2178465 14-Feb-2019 19:39
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Yep I've got one, good for guarding ID theft. I think I get the newsletter - It hits my Gmail promotions tab





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  Reply # 2178507 14-Feb-2019 19:56
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I have an account and only receive the odd email advising of a change.

 

I check in occasionally to see if there have been any requests for credit etc.

 

I don't think that you can delete the info held as it is provided by businesses that you deal with, eg bank, power company, etc.

 

All the account does is allow you to view that information?




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k1w1k1d:

 

I have an account and only receive the odd email advising of a change.

 

I check in occasionally to see if there have been any requests for credit etc.

 

I don't think that you can delete the info held as it is provided by businesses that you deal with, eg bank, power company, etc.

 

All the account does is allow you to view that information?

 

 

I would say that if you sign up they start reporting on that data via an API and gain access to it legally, I doubt that these guys are constantly sifting through the entire populations credit info and compiling it with or without the persons permission. I would see that as a breech of my privacy and also a huge security concern.






 


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  Reply # 2178645 15-Feb-2019 08:15
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You will find out Credit Simple is owned by the company that runs the registry (previously Dunn & Bradstreet). There is no breach of privacy as they are using data supplied by the retail companies when you apply for credit, account or other facilities. You agree to these companies to run checks and keep your data.

Credit Simple is just the consumer side of the business so you can check your report/score.

Sending out emails maybe annoying but it not a breach of privacy.

Good luck trying that one with the Privacy Commission.




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  Reply # 2178649 15-Feb-2019 08:19
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Coil:

 

I would say that if you sign up they start reporting on that data via an API and gain access to it legally, I doubt that these guys are constantly sifting through the entire populations credit info and compiling it with or without the persons permission. I would see that as a breech of my privacy and also a huge security concern.

 

Considering they're a subsidiary of illion, "Their data" will just be a direct link to Illion credit system which is consistently sifting through credit info as that's their primary business. Credit Simple is just a smart way to get people to hand over more info / sign up to receive promotional info in exchange for data they legally have to provide for free anyway.


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I had to change my email address to one I don't use, as they were sending me updates twice a week about my credit score changing (I guess because of a revolving credit home loan that changes balance every day?). I asked them if it would be possible to stop those emails, their reply was "No, but you can delete your account".

 

Obviously not the smartest folk running that website.


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