[SpamCop-List] Re: Soccer fans beware
BBuckley at spamcop.net
Tue Mar 2 14:26:57 EST 2004
"Martin Cleaver" <martinAT at cleaverDOT.nl> wrote in message
news:Xns94A0CED78A599martincleavernl at 184.108.40.206...
> Subject: Soccer fans beware
> From: Martin Cleaver <martinAT at cleaverDOT.nl>
> Newsgroups: news.admin.net-abuse.usenet
> If you happen to express an interest in any British soccer
> club, you will almost certainly end up registering with one of
> the "official" fan sites - all run by "FLPTV Ltd".
> Once you are gregistered... prepare for a shock...having found
> out all about you (car? kids? how home?) you have to sign on
> before you can see any news on the local club site and send
> you a weekly newsletter more like a spamsheet. But if you then
> decide to "unsubscribe" you are in for a bigger shock - you
> can't. You can put the newsletter on hold, but there's no way
> to actually "cancel" your subscription. Come to think of it,
> there isn't even an email address to contact the club or FLPTV
> Ltd (also known as premiuntv.co.uk). Unless you write a
> letter... The only way to actually email someone is - as usual
> - the advertising and sponsorship officer... So I sent this to
> Nick Fisher (advertising at premiumtv.co.uk):
> Hello Nick Fisher,
> Nice to make your acquaintance.
> I once expressed an interest in Ipswich Town and now find it
> is completely impossible to get out of their system. I can
> apparently stop the newsletter coming, but apparently I cannot
> remove my details from their website... or any other run by
> FLPTV Limited. Of course there is no email address either for
> them or for the Fooball League. Indeed, the only email contact
> apparently wanted by the company is for advertising and
> It is a little transparent, don't you think? The punters get
> trampled... as usual.
> Kindly try to find out how this site can make itself look a
> little less like a crooked spam shark site and more like a
> service to soccer fans.
> Martin Cleaver
You are exactly right!!! I had the same thing when I signed up for Man
United and got totally bombarded with spam and could not unsubscribe. I
finally had to block their email address to stop the flow of spam. It a
shame too because my husband is British and a Manu U fan.
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