With phishing scams on the rise — see this post from last week if you don’t believe me — it’s time to add another category to the On Your Side wiki: freemail services.

Before I go over the companies, I wanted to mention one thing. Just because these services are “free” doesn’t mean they shouldn’t offer any customer service. They have a different business model, but that doesn’t excuse them from standing behind their products.

We’re off to a good start. In our first batch of companies, we have AOL, Facebook, Google, Hotmail, LinkedIn and Yahoo!.

As always, please let us know what we should add.

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