After a wonderful dining experience with my favorite restaurant, Red Lobster, our waiter told us to take a survey online for a chance to win 1, 000. We did and I suddenly have been spammed by something called ecoupons.
They were spamming me hourly for coupons from Red Lobster, Olive Garden, etc., etc. I turned them in and after a week of horrid spamming they finally ceased, after repeated FTC complaints.
I emailed Red Lobster and told them I didn't appreciate it and Red Lobster has denied that it was from their site and said something to the effect that I shouldn't have signed up for ecoupons. I explained that I took their survey and it started immediately after I took it and since I didn't do anything else to warrant the barrage, it was from them.
Now, they claim I need to check my internet provider. I call BS. I have been online since 1994 so don't tell me I don't know where this stuff comes from. Red Lobster claims my privacy is important to them and I claim they sell you out.
They only spout what they are told to tell you when complaints are lodged and will no longer be called a devoted fan of Red Lobster.
Good job guys, I have regularly eaten there for over 27 years. More than 12 times a year. I no longer wish to do business with a company that has no respect for my privacy and basically tells me I don't know how to use the internet. Stupid move Red Lobster.