I’m usually relatively cautious when handing out my address.
Needless to say, up until recently, postal spam has never been a big issue.
That changed when we moved house. From then onwards, there’s been a steady stream of addressed mail from garden centres, curtain manufacturers, credit card companies and even Readers Digest.
This is interesting because at the time we moved we were using a PO Box, and didn’t send out any change-of-address notifications.
In fact, the only institutions who knew our new physical address would have been:
- Auckland City Council
- Real estate agency
- Basic amenities (phone/internet/power/water)
- Insurance company
Now, I wonder which of the above could have leaked out our postal address to advertising centralia?