Just for a bit of fun and the very remote chance of winning some money, I have entered a fair few competitions such as Dickinson's Deal, Daybreak, The chase, etc etc. I enter "free" online through the ITV .com website instead of phoning or texting ( for which there is a charge of about £1.50 ) I have a yahoo email address that I specifically use for the purpose of entering competitions as when entering you have to give an email address and a phone number. I have noticed that I then get a load of junk emails soon after entering a competition, these are usually regarding PPI, loans, etc etc. As I don't give out this email address for anything else It is obvious that ITV are selling on details of anybody who enters any of the competitions, I ALWAYS tick the boxes when entering the comps stating that I do not wish to by contacted by Mail, phone or texts but it is obvious that this request is totally ignored. I wonder how much money organisations such as ITV make from selling on your details?... Apparently this strategy is rife - with companies like Compare the market.com etc and even allegedly the DVLA all doing the same thing.
There can't be many households in the UK that don't receive PPI phone calls. Junk emails, Junk mail or junk texts ..... Unfortunately this sort of practice is here to stay I think!