This happened ages ago but I'm still curious about it.
A major retailer sent me a horrible letter saying I was in possession of fraudulent goods and, if I didn't return them immediately, I could be prosecuted, etc. I didn't have an account with them. I hadn't ordered anything from them. I wasn't holding any goods for anyone else.
I called them and they were very cagey. They wouldn't tell me anything... why they'd sent me the letter, where they'd got my details from. They didn't know my building was divided into flats... they were very surprised by this... and I concluded that it was a kind of fishing exercise, where, for some reason, they thought these goods were in the building and they somehow got hold of my contact details... I don't think the other flats received the letter and there was no flat number on my letter, just the building number.
I'm just wondering where they could have got my contact details from. I've never been a customer of theirs. I'm not on the open electoral register. In this kind of situation, if a retailer wanted to know who lived at an address, where would they find out from? And are they allowed to do this kind of thing?
After this happened, I wrote to the head office and asked them to explain what had happened, but I never heard from them.
Random fraudulent goods letter from retailer
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