Disabling Virtual Assistant on Citibank website

citibank-virtual-assistantEvery time I log into my Citibank account I get two pop us: Chat and Virtual Assistant. They take room on my browser, they slow it down, and they are simply a distraction. I have not found so far a way to turn them off.

I contacted Citibank customer service and received back a very vague response, which to me says they don’t know how to do it. Here is the full text (below), enjoy the typical corporate outsourced language. ;-) And if you use Citibank and know how to turn these annoying pop ups off please let me know in the comments.

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My blog has been hacked

I have neglected my blog over the past several years to the point that I entirely stopped checking it out. Today I found out that my negligence cost me dearly. Someone has guessed the weak administrative password I used and posted several blog posts with outrageous content. I deleted it and would like to apologize to my readers for what happened. I want you to know that it was not me posting tips on how to ‘cheat with your school essay’. :-) My life as usual revolves around computers, programming, and online deals.

Retailer recruits community to spam deal sites

Many of you know that I run a shopping community site. It is something I love doing. I perfected the idea for many months until after several iterations I came out with something that worked. It is a lot of fun. We have a very closely knit and dedicated community of bargain hunters who are eager to share hot deals and money saving tips with everyone, and are doing so daily.

As much as I love being the enabler and a part of Buxr community, the job comes with some responsibilities that are as distant from bargain hunting as they can be. I am talking about fighting spam. So far the incidents have been fairly rare and easily identifiable. Say, what would you think if a member with an account created within the past hour submitted a low value coupon or product linking to an obscure overseas based online store? Naturally these submissions are easy to spot and remove as they are nothing but noise in the eyes of the shopper.
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Popular deal sites – April 2011

This is April revision of the Popular Deal Sites list. You can find the last month revision of the list here.

The change in rating shows the difference compared to March results and includes all deal sites from my database that meet Alexa Rank < 100,000 requirement. A total of 30 sites have made it this month which is one less than last month.

The average deal site lost (1.43%) in Alexa rank this month. The top gainer is a newcomer - (19.88%) and the top loser is again (-28.51%) followed by (-23.15%). Please enjoy the complete list below.

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Popular Coupon Sites – March 2011

This is March 2011 revision of the Popular Coupon sites list. You can find the previous revision of the list here.

The change in rating shows the difference compared to February results. This list currently has 33 sites - the same number as last month. On average the coupon sites have lost (2.08%) in March.

The best performer this month is (15.84%) followed by (10.79%). The worst result comes from (-22.55%). Enjoy the complete list below!
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