Quite a few readers and tweeters have complained about being "spammed" by the Democratic Party.
Darryl Kruger of Swellendam wrote: "I have been receiving a large number of spam emails and SMSs from them. On contacting the DA hotline and asking where they got my details from, they told me from the National Consumer Database. I know that there is no such thing as the National Consumer Database. I reported this to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). I was informed that there is nothing I can do as political parties have somehow found a loophole in legislation and are able to get hold of contact details and are able to contact potential voters.
Having a spot of finger trouble can be an expensive business when it comes to making online purchases or payments.
It’s become the norm for consumers to make airline bookings – particularly domestic ones – online, but best you have your wits about you, because if you spell a name wrong or click on the wrong date or destination, you may find it’s not quite so simple to fix the problem.