LinkedIn to approve the closing of your account?

After writing an article yesterday on how LinkedIn opts your name and photo into social advertising by default, it was brought to my attention today that if you’ve had enough and want to close your account, that is only possible if you have less than 250 followers!

A few hours ago, snookca said on twitter, “Apparently, when you try closing your LinkedIn account, if you have more than 250 connections, a representative has to contact you.” 

He included a couple of screen captures that demonstrate his experience:

LinkedIn close account info

as well as:

LinkedIn customer support message