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    Exclamation AOL scam...BEWARE!

    If you are like me and still use AOL, as your email provider, BEWARE!! I received an email from the "AOL team" today and it stated that they could not validate my credit card and would need me to click here ______. Not thinking I clicked and it brought me to a page that looked real, but every link brought up a pop up and said please enter your credit card information to continue using AOL. Hmmmm......AOL has been FREE for well over a year and the credit card I was using to pay the bill has been defunct for 3 years. Nothing more than another phishing scam!

    Delete the email and don't even open it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team2hunt View Post
    Hmmmm......AOL has been FREE for well over a year and the credit card I was using to pay the bill has been defunct for 3 years. Nothing more than another phishing scam!
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    Sheesh! AOL has been free??? Tell me more! I have an "emergency" AOL account (actually, it's the legacy of my Q-Link account from 25 years ago), that I use when I can't get any other internet access. I think I'm paying $9.95 a month for the privilege of maintaining the AOL account.

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    I think an AOL account is free, including site access and email and whatnot, but AOL internet access is not. But I haven't used them for about 15 years, so don't take my word for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    Sheesh! AOL has been free??? Tell me more! I have an "emergency" AOL account (actually, it's the legacy of my Q-Link account from 25 years ago), that I use when I can't get any other internet access. I think I'm paying $9.95 a month for the privilege of maintaining the AOL account.

    Q-Link??? Wow! There's a blast from the past. I remember that service.
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    Cool Never had AOL

    I used Prodigy. Basically like beta max in a VHS world..
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    I've got one older than that.
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    Hehehe I remember compuserve too. I also remember the days of local BBSs.
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    I remember volunteering at a local library so I could hook into the internet through Bowdoin college for research. The internet wasn't graphically based back then and quite boring. BBS...oh wow a blast from the past So then the next step was Compuserve and prodigy at 2,400!!!! And paying per minute of use!!
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    Wow, glad I'm not the only one that used that stuff.
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    There used to be a statewide one called TKA. It was a pretty fun time because they were a multi-node BBS where people could talk together and they even had the occasional gatherings/dances. I have often thought about trying to start up an invitation only telnet BBS. It is a possibility but have not had much time to plan it.
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