Between the emails for boner pills and the automated calls I now get on my cell phone... which feature a quiet phone line, in hopes you will call them back at the 800 number that appears on your CID... I'm about fed up.
Oh, let's not forget that my mailbox is filled daily with reams of waste. Coupons I never use, fake checks from mortgage companies and credit cards, things that look hand-written so I will open them. God, people. Leave me alone. Because of these tactics, I'll buy the OTHER guys' products before I will buy yours, don't you understand that?
My email address (which I've never used for anything except sending and receiving mail from my clients) now gets 10 to 20 pieces of spam every day. Where do they get my information?
I am generally a "less government, fewer laws" kind of guy. But the more invasive these marketing tactics become, the more I'm in favor of regulation. Missouri has a "no-call" list, which has been fairly effective. Now, the bastards have begun calling my cell phone. The cell number I've had for years, the one everyone knows, has now been violated. I feel like a crime victim.