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Someone keeps subscribing my email to "plan your funeral" sites

(44 Posts)
BigRedBall Wed 24-Jun-15 17:17:22

AIBU to not want to receive them? I don't really want to think about my funeral until after I die.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 24-Jun-15 17:20:36

That's really creepy

DrJacoby Wed 24-Jun-15 17:21:50

Very strange. Just keep unsubscribing, the weirdo will soon give up.

noblegiraffe Wed 24-Jun-15 17:22:29

Someone who thinks that my email address is their email address signs me up for all manner of shit. Surely they must notice that they never receive their healthy living recipes or whatever.

BigRedBall Wed 24-Jun-15 17:22:46

I know, tell me about it. I've unsubcribed 3 in the past 6 weeks. Today I got another one. It's like someone is trying to tempt fate.

butterflygirl15 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:23:36

could you change your email address?

FryOneFatManic Wed 24-Jun-15 17:24:55

It might not be an accident, someone might be doing this deliberately.

BigRedBall Wed 24-Jun-15 17:25:30

No I've had my email for 13 years. I can't change it now.

Reignbeau Wed 24-Jun-15 17:25:30

I don't really want to think about my funeral until after I die

Be a bit late then won't it, I don't think you'll be doing much thinking once you're dead wink.

SpringTown46 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:27:28

I think you should log it with 101 and ask for advice.

Tinklewinkle Wed 24-Jun-15 17:28:45

I keep getting plan your funeral emails.

I keep unsubscribing but I'm still getting them.

That and Fitness Superstore

It's just general spam isn't it? I've never subscribed to anything.

Moomintroll85 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:30:53

Call 101? Really? confused

SEsofty Wed 24-Jun-15 17:31:39

I keep on getting these. Wonder if it's via mumsnet

Melfish Wed 24-Jun-15 17:32:10

Our generic work email box got one of these the other day; think it was just general spam.

SusiePaloozie Wed 24-Jun-15 17:33:15

Have you recently had a landmark birthday? My sister hit 50 and started to get a lot of Saga and comfy shoe adverts.

msgrinch Wed 24-Jun-15 17:33:39

Don't call 101! That's for crime not spam emails.

Tinklewinkle Wed 24-Jun-15 17:35:09

Yeah, my DH got a plan your funeral one on his 40th birthday. He was well impressed.

I was talking to my computer nerd brother a little while ago, he says that a lot of the time those unsubscribe things are just seen by spammers as a way to confirm it's a working email address and carry on regardless.

I just block the addresses, or mark them as junk so they get filtered to my spam box

ThePhoenixRising Wed 24-Jun-15 17:35:20

Someone gives my home phone number out when she fills in competitions and marketing shite. I have her name and rough area but it's quite a common one. I get several calls a day and it drives me mad, working from home.

PurpleCrazyHorse Wed 24-Jun-15 17:35:23

I started getting order confirmations via my email address (not me purchasing) for underwear and eBay purchases. I wrote to the lady (as I had her address on the confirmations), they stopped for a while and then restarted. Ended up getting her eBay account frozen (they were super helpful) and I'd ring up and cancel every order she put through on my email address. This did the trick, I've not had them for ages now.

I'm sure it was a genuine mistake but annoying for me. I expect yours is a genuine mistake too, rather than suspicious. Loads of people don't realise their email address has to be exactly right, especially those of my mum's age (65+!!).

Also be careful unsubscribing as sometimes all this does is confirm your email address is active, and then you get more. I spent a while training my junk filter so I only see actual emails in my inbox.

RachelWatts Wed 24-Jun-15 17:35:39

Some woman in America thinks my email address is hers. I've had her phone bill, emails about job interviews, messages from her college tutor, chain letters from her mother and a really sweet one from a soldier she got chatting to at a train station who wanted to get to know her better.

WhetherOrNot Wed 24-Jun-15 17:38:49

I think you should log it with 101 and ask for advice.


snowglobemouse Wed 24-Jun-15 17:44:41

101?!?! bloody hell

DowntownFunk Wed 24-Jun-15 17:45:19

My friend died recently and acting on behalf of his family abroad I arranged his funeral. I used my details on the paperwork for simplicity.

Since then I've been inundated with plan your funeral emails. I just unsubscribe as they come in. I suggest you do the same OP.

AlbrechtDurer Wed 24-Jun-15 17:47:44

I've started receiving these too. I turned 40 a couple of months ago, so assumed that it had something to do with that. Because, clearly, once a woman turns 40, she has nothing to look forward to, other than her funeral hmm

Lariflete Wed 24-Jun-15 17:48:45

I'd just ignore it (unless it's your doctor signing you up for it wink )

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