Stop forcing credit, funeral plans and store cards down my throat!

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Last night I got home to find an envelope addressed to me. I could see that it was from a financial service provider that I have never contacted for queries or services.

Usually I just bin junk mail without giving it a second thought, but since this specific company has been smsing me for months, I was curious to see just how much of my information they have.

You see, after receiving dozens of unsolicited messages daily, from a variety of financial institutions, insurance companies and even fashion retailers, I’ve seriously gotten fed up. I know I haven’t given anyone permission to market to me directly, so this means they got my details through nefarious means.

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