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My gripe is about security, or rather the lack of any security on the Internet and the intransigence of Internet Service Providers.
Just lately I have been receiving a large number of unsolicited emails from various adult sites, drug sites selling Viagra, phishing sites from all the major banks and of course people wanting to launder money through my bank account.
Fed up with all of this unwanted spam...
Fed up with all of this unwanted spam, I asked my Internet service provider (AOL) to do something about the nuisance emails. Unfortunately they have not really offered a satisfactory solution to the problem and the only reply I have received was that I should put them on a blocked sender list."
Since I am getting at least half a dozen emails of this type a day, I would probably end up spending more time blocking unsolicited emails than actually using the Internet to surf.
I have asked AOL to change my username as it has obviously been compromised and they advised me that this would not be possible. I told them that I would prefer to cancel my account that case.
They are now refusing to cancel my account regardless of the fact that I have been a customer since 2003 and have said that the reason I cannot cancel is because I upgraded to a platinum account in April this year.