Open letter to bunq

[EDIT: Eventually I switched to bunq for my internet/cc payments. Still the ability to create so many bank accounts is excessive to me (I am a paying customer)]

The e-mail bunq sent from a no-reply address. So replying was not possible. I decided to write this “open letter” instead. 

This Wednesday I saw bunq(all lowercase, their preference) had a new pricing structure. I found out about this from Twitter. It was a bit of a surprise. But the more the day progressed and now the day after when I received their “we’re listening” e-mail I keep being amazed at their inability to get the point of what I’m (and many with me) are saying.
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Silverpop client information stolen, Deviantart members data taken prepare for spam..

From my inbox:

Silverpop Systems, Inc., a leading marketing company that sends email messages for its clients, told us that information was taken from its servers.  This was probably part of a sweep by spammers.  As a result, email addresses belonging to deviantART members were copied. Corresponding usernames and birth date may also have been removed.

We can assure you that nothing occurred on our systems with respect to this incident and no access was gained to private information on deviantART’s servers.

As a member of deviantART, you certainly have a right to know when an incident of this kind occurs.  Unfortunately spammers are an unavoidable part of living on the Web.

The likely result of this event might be an increase in spam to your email. Experts have told us that there is an increase in email scams out there on the Internet and you should be cautious. Only click links or download attachments from people you know, particularly if they ask for personal information, and be sure that your email service provider has adequate spam filters.

Because we value the information that members give us, we have decided not to rely on the services of Silverpop in the future and their servers will no longer hold any data from us.



I like the full disclosure idea… but why why why use a place like that in the first place , when you can easily make it yourself ?

What would they need with Birth days !? Let me guess gender was in there too ?

Well I kinda understand why I get all this spam now. But seriously .. why trust an email marketing company with our information?