A service that offers to help keep your personal information more private sounds like a very good idea, but in the case of MyPrivacy from Reputation.com it turns out to be a very bad idea.
- stop up to 80% of junk mail from ever reaching your mailbox
- wipe your salary, address & phone from websites
- help protect your personal life from marketers, scammers & thieves.
In practice, I found the MyPrivacy from Reputation.com service sold through AOL’s Lifestore to be a feeble (and misleading)—service. I was extremely dissatisfied with the product’s results which I felt in no way lived up to expectations set by the sales copy. Needless to say I decided to cancel my account. But bigger than the story of a service that, in my opinion, overcharges and underperforms, is this: MyPrivacy from Reputation.com wouldn’t let me cancel my account. I’m genuinely worried that a department within AOL might be running an outright scam. Here’s why.