Has anyone else noticed this?
These are places that sell things for a dollar or 20, not 2000 dollars. For a 2000 item, if something were confused, they'd call me on the phone, but for 10 dollars, they're never going to call me about an order, are they? They'll email.
So I'm thinking they want this to get around the Do Not Call list.
Nothing about telephone numbers.
And even wrt email addresses, doesn't "share" mean give a copy to. What's to prevent them from being paid to send an email (text provided to them) to everyone on their email list? That's not sharing addresses, that's sending an additional mailing.
(When I ran a hiking club, before email, on a couple occasoins we enclosed with our mailed newsletter a page from a charitable group we all approved of. But even then we didnt' give them a copy of our mailing list. We only did this a couple times, but what prevents a vendor from doing it hundreds of times, having their own set of employees who would call using these phone numbers they've collected, but call for 3rd parties? Is that against the Do Not Call law?
Should I make up an invalid phone number and give them that?