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Old July 3 2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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I have been receiving lots of emails from brokers for the past few days at my email address which is registered with IREF. Is IREF selling the users details to the brokers for bulk emailing?

 
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I endorse as I have felt the same... The admin response if to 'prove' that IREF has passed on your details, so the onus is on you to prove it...

BTW- just a warning. The last time I raised this issue, I got suspended
 
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I endorse as I have felt the same... The admin response if to 'prove' that IREF has passed on your details, so the onus is on you to prove it...

BTW- just a warning. The last time I raised this issue, I got suspended
Bro, I have all the respect for IREF as a platform but that should not stop me from asking a question.
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We do not sell or give out email addresses of members - but this isn't an uncommon practice. Be rest assured, we have never sold or shared any member info. with any outside party.


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I have been receiving lots of emails from brokers for the past few days at my email address which is registered with IREF. Is IREF selling the users details to the brokers for bulk emailing?
I’ve been a silent reader of this forum; been away from India since last 20 years. Had a family property suit settled in India and received almost $2million with no clue on how to invest it. I do have some friends in India but this info was not something that I would share with them.



I decided to make a trip to India and met some brokers through 99acres and . I am aware of all the Indian growth stories and how things were beginning to get more transparent but my confidence was totally shattered when I realized that the brokers I met were not even half as professionals as the ones we have in Canada.


I was probably wrong in sharing the fact that I had over 10cr to invest. So what did I finally do? “Where should I invest in India?” was my first question. After reading countless posts on this forum, I shortlisted Mumbai and Gurgaon.



Well, to cut the long story short, I spent almost 1 whole year on this forum and was equipped with enough knowledge that eventually helped me take the plunge. Finally, I did make some good investments and was no stranger to the Indian property market and my homework even impressed the developers that I invested with. (Got nice discounts when I shared details about their competitors )



Almost all the Indian property sites seem to be catering more to developers and brokers with so much clutter and thousands of possible fake listings from the same set of brokers.



I’ve shared my email address with 4-5 Indian realty websites and also with some eCommerce Indian based websites for sending gifts to my relatives and friends. On an everyday basis, I receive countless emails on offers, real estate and what not.



I’m sure there are companies out there who buy/sell data but why accuse this forum to be selling our emails to them?


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I’ve been a silent reader of this forum; been away from India since last 20 years. Had a family property suit settled in India and received almost $2million with no clue on how to invest it. I do have some friends in India but this info was not something that I would share with them.



I decided to make a trip to India and met some brokers through 99acres and . I am aware of all the Indian growth stories and how things were beginning to get more transparent but my confidence was totally shattered when I realized that the brokers I met were not even half as professionals as the ones we have in Canada.


I was probably wrong in sharing the fact that I had over 10cr to invest. So what did I finally do? “Where should I invest in India?” was my first question. After reading countless posts on this forum, I shortlisted Mumbai and Gurgaon.



Well, to cut the long story short, I spent almost 1 whole year on this forum and was equipped with enough knowledge that eventually helped me take the plunge. Finally, I did make some good investments and was no stranger to the Indian property market and my homework even impressed the developers that I invested with. (Got nice discounts when I shared details about their competitors )



Almost all the Indian property sites seem to be catering more to developers and brokers with so much clutter and thousands of possible fake listings from the same set of brokers.



I’ve shared my email address with 4-5 Indian realty websites and also with some eCommerce Indian based websites for sending gifts to my relatives and friends. On an everyday basis, I receive countless emails on offers, real estate and what not.



I’m sure there are companies out there who buy/sell data but why accuse this forum to be selling our emails to them?


What a Pity!
Buddy, 90% of stuff posted above is irrelevant to this thread. I am not an average internet user who has everything to complain about in this world - Government, Roads, Air, Water, God, Cows, etc etc. My doubts have reasons behind them which I would not like to disclose here as Manoja has already stated the forum policy above.

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Buddy, 90% of stuff posted above is irrelevant to this thread. I am not an average internet user who has everything to complain about in this world - Government, Roads, Air, Water, God, Cows, etc etc. My doubts have reasons behind them which I would not like to disclose here as Manoja has already stated the forum policy above.

Cheers!!!
My point was only that this forum has been super useful to me. By the way, how is this thread relevant?


I too read the forum policies. But if you are accusing, shouldn’t you provide some proof? Are you saying that you don’t want to reveal the truth because of some forum policy?


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I tend to agree with rohaus - Ive been here since late 2011 and never felt my email was exposed to others. I even posted saying I want to buy a house, but haven't really experienced any increase in the level of spam i get in my mailbox.
 
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My point was only that this forum has been super useful to me. By the way, how is this thread relevant?


I too read the forum policies. But if you are accusing, shouldn’t you provide some proof? Are you saying that you don’t want to reveal the truth because of some forum policy?


Confused.
Ok lemme be straight on this one. I do not wanna give a proof because I do not wanna get banned. I have my share of doubts because of my 11 years of experience in web engineering and online marketing. I know how niche targeted forums make money. So relax and my case is rested here. My message was "specifically" targeted at admins and staff.

Mods can u just close this thread to save me from the ire of the non contributing forum members?
 
Old July 3 2012, 04:03 PM   #10
 
 
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Absolutely not. I assure you we are not selling user information, or giving it away, or anything. We keep everyone's information completely private.

Something is weird though, even one of our mods has reported getting emails from brokers - yet, we are not sure how or why.

Closing thread though, by request of the OP and.. well, I just answered the question.
 
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