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WikiCancel Tells You How to Quit Everything

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites, Using The Internet
 
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Can you possibly imagine the number of services you have signed up for since you started using the internet ? Take a guess ? So there was that Twitter account that you used for precisely two days and that Paypal that you made for a one-off transaction and on and on… Did you ever wonder whatever happens to these accounts, and more importantly, what happens to your personal information once you stop using them ? 

You have probably even forgotten your username/password combos for half those services you barely used. Yet, these accounts linger out there in the big bad World Wide Web. That can’t possibly be good from a privacy point of view, can it ?

The truth is, that when most of us deem an online service ‘un-useful’ we simply move on without giving two hoots about what happens to our information. I bet that a lot of people abandoned their Orkut and MySpace accounts without bothering to delete or cancel them. 

One primary reason for this behavior is that a lot of services make it very complex for a user to cancel his or her account. Take Skype, for example.  Once you create a Skype account, you cannot delete it. You can only remove all personal information associated to it. I bet most us did not know that at all. With so many service providers, making sure that accounts are deleted is far from easy.  How does a user ensure a complete removal of his/her account information?

Enter Wikicancel.org , a website that everyone should bookmark. A valuable resource that tells us the various steps involved in canceling a service account. From a Paypal account to a Netflix subscription,  it covers them all.  Heck, it even tells you how to cancel your AT&T without paying cancellation charges.

 

The site is kept up-to-date by enthusiastic contributors, and the list of services/subscriptions is growing day by day. Wikicancel.org saves you precious time wasted in searching for the right way to cancel a particular service and the annoyance caused by searching for a direct customer service phone number. Bookmark it now!

-Yogesh

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5 Responses to “WikiCancel Tells You How to Quit Everything”

  1. Jon Bennett says:

    I like this artical,and would like to be able to use Wikicancel BUT I can’t find were to set up an account. I tryed login but that only works if you all ready have a account.So if you could help me here it would be appericated.

  2. tony m says:

    You will need to copy and paste the link provided by worldstart instead of clicking on it.

  3. JR Wright says:

    Jon, I dropped in at the site and like you, could not find a place on main page to sign up. I finally clicked on the small icon, middle of page on right side, and it opened up what looks like the ‘Mother Ship’ – WikiMedia. There you can register. That’s the only place I could find. It does not mention “WikiCancel” anywhere that I could find, but…. Regards

  4. Ken Asterita says:

    How do you set up a new account in Wikicancel?

  5. Jim Rue says:

    Isn’t this a little rediculous? That is, you want to register and can’t.
    I coudn’t find JR Wright’s icon and I don’t what you mean by “copy and paste the link provided by worldstart instead of clicking on it”

    Come on give us the secret code.

    Jim

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