Stormrider wrote:Fraudulent charges and identity theft are becoming a huge pain. Part of the problem is that it's near impossible to catch the thieves and the penalties are not harsh enough when they do.
I got my identity stolen two years ago, which is much worse than fraudulent charges. The thief had opened over $60,000 in credit cards and loans and destroyed my credit history. He had applied to over 70 store credit and loans. And I only found out the fraudulent accounts when collection agencies began contacting me a year later. Anyway, the point is that the thief was caught (a very rare thing). And even though he is a repeat offender and a convicted felon, he most likely will only receive a slap on the wrist from the courts.
breastforce wrote:Thought I got through this unscathed, but resolved to cancel my card anyway in case. I rang my bank today. Aparently they were trying to get through to me, because in the last week they had blocked hundreds of attempts to use my card. Loads of transactions traced back to Ohio, plus some from all over Europe. If my bank hadn't been proactive, I would now have about £1500 of fraudulent charges on my card. One errant charge for around £10 got through.
To say I'm cross is somewhat of an understatement. Would love to be at Botcon to give FunPub what for. I think It's high time that Hasbro made a statement like this, as their brand is being damaged indirectly, as well. Should Hasbro allow FunPub to keep their license in the light of this? The way I see it, FunPub owes us all a lot more than a pithy apology. On a positive note, I did get my Runamuck today, and he is nice indeed. It's just a shame that what is an awesome exclusive has been marred by a laundry list of amateur mistakes.
Delicon wrote:My biggest fear is the same as Seibertron's, that Hasbro will pull the license and start doing their own HasbroCon...
Transformers Collectors' Club wrote:As we continue to work on our systems, you will see some of our services go offline and then come back, so please be patient as we preserve data and clone servers and websites.
We are also taking this opportunity to remove all non-essential services from our ecomerce server. So in the short term in the next day or so, the club forums will be discontinued. It will be several days until we are ready to bring them back under an entierly new piece of software. I know alot of you have been asking for this so, we have decided to replace several of our systems with new packages. This means that you will not have access to the forum for a while at all. We do plan to make the old forum viewable (no posts) in the future.
Since we do not know exactly what data was taken, we are recommending that if your have used common logins or passwords with our system and any other system that your change your passwords in those systems immidiately (especially any financial sysstems)! We will be resetting all of the passwords in our system very soon. Please don't delay in changing your passwords in other locations.
In addition, we have found a few recent aticles concerning security issues with other vendors. If you use these services, these issues could possibly impact you. Please read the attached links:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/1 ... 68593.html?
http://www.greenpois0n.co/itunes-accoun ... redit.html
Thanks for your support in this difficult time. We will continue to work with our vendors to correct the issues and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused any of our members.
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