Like many others, I got an email from Liam Patterson inviting me to join Dizinga. The thing is that I received this email via an alias that I've only ever used with Spreadshirt.
The question is: How did Liam Patterson (Dizinga) obtain my email address ? Has Spreadshirt sold their user's data ? Did they steal the data ? Is there a corrupt third party involved ?
To add to this, I've never published any items on Spreadshirt, and even better, I deleted my Spreadshirt account years ago. It's as if "hand-selected artists" means "whatever email we managed to scrape".
Either way, Dizinga appears to be the kind of dodgy business one should avoid. I would recommend staying away from them and I sincerely hope they fail.
Meanwhile, Spreadshirt needs to either investigate this or explain what happened.
Spreadshirt has confirmed they have no deal with DizingaWe do not sell our email lists. I am not sure how the email addresses were received. We have passed this issue on to our legal department to further investigate.
I asked Dizinga how they got my email and their response was mostly condescending:I came across your designs on Spread Shirt and they look like a perfect fit for our store.
Again, my email is not publicly displayed on my SpreadShirt shop that I don't even have.