An anonymous reader writes: Last year, I registered for a car auction website, figuring that I may be able to save some money by getting lucky with a car auction. Unfortunately, it turned out that the site was a part of a network of hundreds of sites. Unsubscribing to their newsletters was easy enough, but I wanted to purge the account and delete it. That's when I discovered that there is absolutely nothing on their website that tells you how to do so. Worst yet, the reply-to email, "firstname.lastname@example.org," bounced: "Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain." So I called their tech support number. Surprisingly, a live tech support person picked up within minutes, and I asked for my account to be deleted. The response went something like, "Uhm... we... don't... delete.. accounts..." With some insistence, he said he'll pass my email onto someone further up the chain of command for consideration and he'll get back to me in a few days. I'm not holding my breath. So now that every website has an option to sign up and join, but no obvious or established way to delete the account, what can be done if that service refuses to delete that account?