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    Domestic & General (Acting on behalf of sky)
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    • 18th Nov 06, 11:22 AM
    Domestic & General (Acting on behalf of sky) 18th Nov 06 at 11:22 AM
    We have had lots of missed calls over the last week from 01273 861500, after some research it appear Sky has sold my information to 3rd parties.

    When you answer the phone, they have all your details, Name, Address, Ex-Directory Number, Sky Account Number & Bank Details.

    They try to sell you extended cover usual spiel, now as I said above I did the research ready for the next call, that was today I played along until they asked me for a Credit Card Number, Date Of Birth, Security Code, and all my personal details.

    I thought they already had them, so it sounds like a scam to me and when i said what sort of scam is this, they said we will call you again soon and hung up.

    Below is a letter I will send to Sky, can anyone offer any information.

    I subscribe to SKY and provided the neccessary information required to obtain a subscription.

    I did not give permission for my personal information to be shared.

    AT 11.03 on 18/11/2006 I received a phone call from a telemarketing company apparantly "on behalf" of Sky. They not only knew my ex-directory phone number but my name also. When challenged, the operator would not disclose the company and informed me his name was Thomas- no surname.

    Using BT 1471 I ascertained that the call had originated from Domestic and General "on behalf of Sky"- tel no 01273 861500

    I believe that this is a breach of the Data Protection Act and probably a breach of my Article 8 Human Rights (Right to a private and family life).

    I am considering my options as to how to pursue this further but am prepared to await your response and reasoning about this breach of privacy.

    I shall be sending a copy of this e-mail to Domestic and General for their input also.

    Regards
    Surely, after you tell Sky upon signing up that you do not want your information used for any marketing or passed on to 3rd parties. I am signed up for TPS.

    Any help appreciated
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