Last night I received a spam email supposedly from Telstra, but it was not from a Telstra domain email but from this addesss: firstname.lastname@example.org. I have never to my knowledge given Telstra my email address and I have never consented to receive marketing messages from them by email. The act of sending me this message is unprofessional, unethical and unacceptable. I thought about unsubscribing, but when I followed the link to the unsubscribe page I found a phishing scam – they expect me to tell them my full name and date of birth, as well as my email address, to unsubscribe. This is not necessary and may even be an unlawful invasion of privacy.
Asking for all this personal information has all the signs of a phishing scam. All they need is for me to enter the email address to unsubscribe. I sent a reply email demanding they unsubscribe me. I also stated that if they contact me again I will report them to the police for stalking me. I consider this unwanted contact to be harassment and it must stop immediately. Telstra = fail.