I've recently seen a big surge of spam from India to an old hotmail account I use for bills / hotel bookings etc. The spam seems targeted at me offering me web design / app dev etc. I suppose someone could have matched my hotmail to anything publically available online which, if they didn't do proper research, could suggest I would have an interest in these services (I don't but I understand the confusion).
If I respond and tell them to kindly remove me from their lists does that equal (under the law of england and wales) me giving them the deed to my house?
Similarly, and during the same time period, I've had LOTS of calls from Indian call centres, redirected through UK-appearing numbers, offering the same, to my mobile.
I don't answer unknowns, rarely answer mobiles I don't recognise (unless I'm expecting a call) and google landlines before I pick up.
I'm getting about 15 emails per day (including follow up emails - 'you didn't reply, just checking you're still interested' etc).
I'm getting about 25 calls per day. (I started typing this when I had a call I didn't recognise and have had 2 more since I started typing - 02071 and 02073).
Anything to be done? In the past I just got a new sim card but it would be a big effort these days to go through and update all of the contacts I would want to have my new number)? Also the social awkwardness of updating someone I never speak to (but might one day).