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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Another option is that someone guessed your unique address. It happens sometimes.

  • collect email addresses at the border/backbone routers so that if it went over the wire at any point, it's probable they'd snag it. You'll have a hard time proving that the camera shop sold your info.
    • I don't think it ever did go over the Internet in plaintext. Regardless, is not about proving they sold it, it is about filing a complaint with the BBB, so other potential consumers can find out about problems that have occurred.
  • More likely, I think, is that some machine there got a Winfestation which trawled through the disk for addresses, which it then sent out to disreputable people. I suppose you can still blame the shop because they're dumb enough to choose to use Windows for handling customer data.