privacy breach at emusic?

i just got some spam to an email address that was only used for registering at emusic. i hate that.

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The same thing happened to me recently with my ebay email, but I think it had something to do with a seller that I gave negative feedback to.

» eecue (link) » november 19, 2006 3:33am

I just noticed that eMusic has sold / lost my email address to spammers as well. The email:

My name is Michael Matson and I wanted to contact you today because I am
distributing a new eBook all about credit, credit repair, the credit
reporting agencies, and how to launch your credit worthiness by applying a
few simple concepts which I will be sharing with subscribers.


The email address is such that only eMusic could have possibly had it. *sigh*

» anonymous » december 3, 2006 10:22pm

I used a special email address for emusic, one that is only given to them. Now I am also getting spam to that email address. They have either sold our information or had a security breech. No question about it.

» Charlie » april 2, 2007 2:08pm

Same here, address exclusively used for emusic, spam coming in now. I had a look at the emusic privacy policy, now I'm not surprised any more.

» betabug (link) » may 8, 2007 6:58pm

I get lots of spam to an email used only for registering with emusic. They have not responded to any questions about why this should be, but I have no doubt that they've had a security breach and they must know it. Of course they should tell their customers that their privacy has been breached, and it's about time responsible governments introduced laws to require this.

Do emusic store credit card numbers? If so, it's a serious problem for their customers.

» Nick » june 23, 2007 8:45am

me too. bastards

» me too » july 4, 2007 5:35pm

Here's mine "me too"...


I actualy wanted to sign-up with them, but started receiving SPAM messages on my "dedicated emusic address" at the beggining of july. I have sent them a report and a question to clarify how serious the problem might be, but I still haven't received any answer. Considering this, there is absolutely no chance they will ever get my credit card information. If I would have already bought something from them, I would already be canceling the card used in purchase.


This is unfortunately just one more example of "nice page, but nothing else" company out there.

» Andrej » july 21, 2007 7:36pm

I used a spamgourmet disposable address (which I always begin with the name of the company I am signing up with) and the emusic address is being pounded with frequent and inappropriate spam emails. It took a few months before they started coming in so they must have held them a while before selling. I just sent them an inquiry. It is a shame because I just got an ipod and would probably have considered them but not if they are such an irresponsible company. I used a new disposable address to contact them so I wonder if I'll see spam coming from that one too.

» Lauren » november 13, 2007 1:23am

Another "Me too", again, have been registered about a year with them with a one-off address, noticed spam coming in this morning. I don't think I ever even used their service, perhaps they wait for the account to be inactive for a certain period before selling off the address.

» Feargal Reilly (link) » august 26, 2009 1:55am

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