And since I wrote this (5 months ago) I’ve changed it again, so the post about it is gone. I’m keeping the page solely for the comments, which might help someone in the same boat as the person who had her AOL identity stolen.
Not that it proves anything – it could be another company that thinks it’s still competing with AOL (perhaps Earthlink dial-up? or Yahoo email?) – but while checking my stats recently I came across a visit from Brandwatch.net, a reputation-monitoring company. Well, I’ll be damned…that’s interesting.
AOL Is LYING
I’m not going to beat around the bush: AOL is run by liars, thieves and crooks. Take this lie slapped across a cancel page on aol.com:
“If you cancel you will no longer have an Internet connection, live technical support or security software.”
FACT: In the US, most of you will NOT lose your high-speed connection to the Internet if you cancel AOL.
There are a few exceptions: