I did a google search for Michaels (art supplies), clicked on their general link, and searched for something. I also clicked on several of the items in the resulting list, still on the Michaels site, to see if they met my needs. None of them did, and I didn’t buy anything.
A couple of hours later I got an email supposedly from Michaels but actually from something called citebanner.com, entitled “take another look” and showing exactly the items that I had clicked on from my search results list from within the Michaels site.
How did they get my email from that sequence?
I find this troubling and creepy. Am I over-reacting? I am considering sending their customer service an email telling them that I will never shop there again because of this intrusive behavior. Small potatoes to them, of course, but possibly worth doing anyway. What do folks think about this?
eta: I have never been on Michaels site before and never registered there or anything like that.