Somebody signed up for an account at LocalFlavor.com using my email address (a common occurrence, since I have a relatively common name, and was the first to grab it at Gmail.) Here’s what happened next:
- LocalFlavor don’t verify that the people who sign up for their service actually own the email accounts they specified in the on-boarding process. As a result, I started getting “Daily Deals” email for someone in Jacksonville, Florida.
- I clicked the unsubscribe link at the bottom of those emails, and was taken to the subscription management area of the website, which reported that I was unsubscribed. But the site doesn’t respect that setting, and I continued to get the daily emails.
- And here’s the worst — Since I own the email account the person used when signing up, I reset the LocalFlavor account password, logged in, and attempted to delete the account. Any you know what I discovered—no surprise really, from such a slimy business—the accounts area of the website doesn’t provide any link to delete your account.
I absolutely hate companies who make it difficult to leave.