Pete forwarded us an email from the social networking site Classmates, which apparently is attempting to stay relevant by spreading your information around the internet to sites people actually visit. At least users can opt out.
88 websites, a good number pretty big name sites, that earned millions, some in excess of $10 million, as partners in the infamous Webloyalty consumer ripoff. Pizza Hut? Say it ain’t so.
Remember Kelly, the one who couldn’t get her money back from Classmates after she canceled her automatically renewed gold membership?
The editor of PC World signed up for 32 different online accounts and then tried to cancel them. As could be expected, the results weren’t pretty, with difficult to find cancellation instructions, options designed to mislead, and upselling exit interviews.