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WayneRooneysHair Mon 08-Jun-15 13:04:56

Provident (the loan company) have sent me a letter saying how I can get a loan from them etc.

I've never taken out a payday loan or any other loan in my life, has anyone else received a similar letter from them? Are there any rules about these companies sending out things like this?

I've got half a mind to ring them to complain and get them to remove my details.

Now I've thought about it, where the hell have they got my details from?!

ImprobableBee Mon 08-Jun-15 13:07:19

Have you registered with the MPS? Might give you a leg to stand on if/when you complain (I probably would).

WhetherOrNot Mon 08-Jun-15 13:08:07

Where do any of them get our details from? I just put mine in the compost bin - does my heart good to think that eventually some good compost comes out of their crap!!

WayneRooneysHair Mon 08-Jun-15 13:11:26

I binned it straightaway, it's the first letter I've had like that and now I'm paranoid wondering where they got my details.

I'll look at the MPS.

Unexpected Mon 08-Jun-15 13:26:00

I wouldn't get paranoid about it. Companies sell lists of names and addresses for this kind of mass mail shot. It will just be from something which you once signed up to/bought/answered where you forgot to tick the box to not be contacted by "carefully selected companies". I'm surprised you've never had a letter like this before.

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