How To Close Online Accounts And Services When Someone Dies

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Step-by-step instructions on how to close more than 100 digital (and some non-digital) services...and the list keeps on growing.

What if you wanted to completely unplug and delete or cancel all of your digital accounts? (Except, of course, for your Everplans account. Hint, hint!) How many accounts do you have? Between email, social media, entertainment, shopping, finance, health, probably way more than you think.

We’re here to help. Below is an alphabetized list of more than 100 popular services and how to cancel each and every one. While the main focus is how to close these accounts after someone dies, digital estate planning laws, which are handled on a state-by-state basis, are drastically behind the times. Currently, the majority of people are at the mercy of the "Terms and Conditions" set forth by each specific digital service offered. (Example: Currently, everything you bought on Apple's iTunes expires upon your death. Doesn't seem fair, does it?) Until legislation catches up to reality, it's important to share important information with someone you trust and let them know what you want done when you're gone.

But rather that focus solely on death, this is also a robust snapshot of the many services available on this great internet of ours. And, while we’re not here to judge, if you still have an active MySpace account then it might be time to do some spring cleaning.

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AAA

How To Close a AAA Membership

ADOBE

How To Close an Adobe Account

AIRBNB

How To Close an Airbnb Account

AMAZON

How To Close an Amazon Account

AOL

How To Close An AOL Account

APPLE

How To Close An Apple Account

AT&T

How To Close An AT&T Wireless Account

BARNES & NOBLE

How To Close a Barnes & Noble Account

BEST BUY

How To Close a My Best Buy

BITLY

How To Close a Bitly Account

BLUEHOST

How To Close a Bluehost Account

BOX

How To Close a Box Account

 

CAREERBUILDER

How To Close a CareerBuilder.com Account

CHRISTIAN MINGLE

How To Close a Christian Mingle Account

COMCAST/X-FINITY

How To Close A Comcast/Xfinity Account

CRAIGSLIST

How To Close a Craigslist Account

DELICIOUS

How To Close a Delicious Account

DIRECTV

How To Close A DirecTV Account

DISH NETWORK

How To Close A Dish Network Account

DISQUS

How To Close A Disqus Account

DOWN

How To Close a Down Account

DROPBOX

How To Close A Dropbox Account

EA ORIGIN

How To Close An EA Origin Account

EBAY

How To Close An eBay Account

EHARMONY

How To Close an eHarmony Account

ETRADE

How To Close an E-Trade Account

ETSY

How To Close An Etsy Account

EVERNOTE

How To Close An Evernote Account

EXPEDIA

How To Close an Expedia Account

FACEBOOK

How To Close A Facebook Account

FITBIT

How To Close a Fitbit Account

FLICKR

How To Close a Flickr Account

FLIPBOARD

How To Close A Flipboard Account

FOURSQUARE

How To Close A Foursquare Account

GITHUB

How To Close a GitHub Account

GO DADDY

How To Close a GoDaddy.com Account

GOODREADS

How To Close a Goodreads Account

GOOGLE

How To Close A Google Account

GRINDR

How To Close a Grindr Account

GROOVESHARK

How To Close a Grooveshark Account

GROUPON

How To Close A Groupon Account

HELLOWALLET

How To Close a HelloWallet Account

HIPMUNK

How To Close A Hipmunk Account

HOTWIRE

How To Close a Hotwire Account

HULU

How To Close A Hulu Account

IMAGESHACK

How To Close an ImageShack Account

INSTAGRAM

How To Close An Instagram Account

INSTAPAPER

How To Close An Instapaper Account

JDATE

How To Close a JDate Account

KAYAK

How To Close a Kayak Account

KICKSTARTER

How To Close a Kickstarter Account

KLOUT

How To Close A Klout Account

LAST.FM

How To Close A Last.fm Account

LINKEDIN

How To Close A LinkedIn Account

MATCH

How To Close A Match.com Account

MCAFEE

How To Close a McAfee Account

MEETUP

How To Close A Meetup Account

MICROSOFT

How To Close A Microsoft Account

MINT

How To Close a Mint Account

MLB.TV

How To an MLB.tv Account

MONSTER

How To Close a Monster.com Account

MYSPACE

How To Close A Myspace Account

NBA.TV

How To Close an NBA.tv Account

NETFLIX

How To Close A Netflix Account

NFL.COM

How To Close an NFL.com Account

NHL.COM

How To Close an NHL.com Account

NIKE+ FUELBAND

How To Close a Nike FuelBand Account

NINTENDO

How To Close A Nintendo Account

OKCUPID

How To Close an OkCupid Account

ORBITZ

How To Close an Orbitz Account

PANDORA

How To Close A Pandora Account

PAYPAL

How To Close A PayPal Account

PINTEREST

How To Close A Pinterest Account

PLAYSTATION

How To Close A PlayStation Account

POCKET

How To Close A Pocket Account

PRICELINE

How To Close a Priceline.com Account

QUORA

How To Close A Quora Account

RDIO

How To Close A Rdio Account

REDDIT

How To Close A Reddit Account

ROVIO

How To Close A Rovio Account

RUNKEEPER

How To Close A RunKeeper Account

SAMSUNG

How To Close A Samsung Account

SHOPIFY

How To Close a Shopify Account

SHUTTERFLY

How To Close A Shutterfly Account

SKYPE

How To Close A Skype Account

SNAPCHAT

How To Close A Snapchat Account

SONY

How To Close A Sony Entertainment Network Account

SOUNDCLOUD

How To Close A SoundCloud Account

SPOTIFY

How To Close A Spotify Account

SPRINT

How To Close A Sprint Account

SQUARE

How To Close A Square Account

STEAM

How To Close A Steam Account

STUMBLEUPON

How To Close A StumbleUpon Account

TARGET

How To Close A Target.com Account

TASKRABBIT

How To Close a TaskRabbit Account

TICKETMASTER

How To Close A Ticketmaster Account

TIME WARNER CABLE

How To Close A Time Warner Cable Account

TINDER

How To Close a Tinder Account

TIVO

How To Close A TiVo Account

T-MOBILE

How To Close A T-Mobile Account

TRAVELOCITY

How To Close a Travelocity Account

TRIPADVISOR

How To Close a TripAdvisor Account

TRIVAGO

How To Close a Trivago Account

TUMBLR

How To Close A Tumblr Account

TWITTER

How To Close A Twitter Account

VERIZON

How To Close A Verizon Account

VIMEO

How To Close a Vimeo Account

VINE

How To Close a Vine Account

WALMART

How To Close a Walmart Account

WEB.COM

How To Cloase A Web.com (formerly Register.com) Account

WHATSAPP

How To Close A WhatsApp Account

WIKIPEDIA

How To Close A Wikipedia Account

WORDPRESS

How To Close A Wordpress Account

WUNDERLIST

How To Close a Wunderlust Account

XBOX

How To Close An Xbox Account

YAHOO

How To Close A Yahoo Account

YELP

How To Close A Yelp Account

YOUTUBE

How To Close a YouTube Account

ZYNGA

How To Close A Zynga Account

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