symantec call centre+stolen credit card details

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  1. Cavs1

    Cavs1 Registered Member

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7953401.stm


    im just so nervous about buying anything with the credit card anymore i think i will stick to cash and real shops...you just have no way of knowing what any call centre will do with your numbers once you hand them over and how can you prove it was them if/when it does?

    joe
     
  2. BrendanK.

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    This is the reason why companies like Paypal will do well :)
     
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    Symantec again........this company sure has a PR mountain to cover up......:eek:
     
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    Especially PP's free 1x use secure cards. I used like 5 in the last month.
     
  5. dw426

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    I'm becoming more worried about BBC than anything else. Hell, these guys already bought and used botnets for an "investigation", and now this? When did they start deciding to play cops?
     
  6. BrendanK.

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    :eek:

    Heh...I'm happy for them to do this. Anything to aid cyber security is 'A' OK with me! :thumb:
     
  7. funkydude

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    When our real cops failed to upgrade to the cyber world and sit eating donuts all day.
     
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    I could tell you stories from the bank about how false that thought is but I'm not allowed...paypal is not safe...
     
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    A friend of mine had £3000 taken out of his account using details stolen from PayPal so I disagree with this statement. Luckily his bank reimbursed him.
     
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    Of course it is not 100% safe, and if you are not careful about what you have on your computer (ie; a keylogger) then you may have your money taken.

    However, the protection from using Paypal is much higher then just using your credit card.
     
  11. dw426

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    That's not a legitimate reason, though you're somewhat right. Regardless of intention or whether or not politicians are doing something about these issues, it is still not within BBC's rights to take the law into their own hands so to speak. If anyone else did what they've been doing lately, it would be a computer crime and they'd find themselves in seriously hot water.
     
  12. NoIos

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    So I found a reason that can make me happy that I'm usually near to my credit limit for almost all my credit cards. They have nothing to steal from me. :rolleyes: ;) :p

    The truth is that I try not to use online one of my cards, an AMEX, that has in theory no limit on the amount of money I can spend.
     
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    Sure. Now we know who are the real "criminal gang" :D
     
  14. Zeena

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    Hi :)

    It was actually on TV last night :eek:

    Where Symantec is involved.. Nothing surprises me anymore :rolleyes:
    Look what they put this poor fella through : http://community.norton.com/norton/board/message?board.id=nis_feedback&thread.id=40923

    Just seen his update!
    Here : http://community.norton.com/norton/board/message?board.id=nis_feedback&thread.id=41382
    Still!
    It should never have happened in the first place :thumbd:

    Disgusting! :mad:
     
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  15. nomarjr3

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    Great.
    Another Norton issue.

    I'm beginning to lose my trust to this vendor.
    Just when you thought they had everything going right for their 2009 product line-up, issues like this are dug up. Totally taints the company's name :thumbd:
     
  16. larryb52

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    unless paypal keeps taking funds from your account after they have been told to stop. I have seen it too many times to be a one time accident & the bank I work for gives the funds back to the individuals & rarely does Paypal reimburse the bank. I wouldn't use them on a bet...
     
  17. rookieman

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    The credit card I had problems with wasn't the one I used with Paypal at all!!They took $3000.00 from it it 18 days.The card they did this to wasn't used in about a year and a half and it was used at a Lawyer's office then.But when all was said and done it was all taken care of by my bank.
     
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    Sorry for you. Glad it's sorted.

    As far as PP & any other online purchases. I have it tied to 1 seperate bank & acct. Complete isolation in case things go tits up.
     
  19. aigle

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    I think the best solution is a disposable credit card that u make urself just before making an online payment and the credit in this card is just enough for one time shopping( credit fixed by u each time u make a credit card).

    This option is given by some banks as I read from a post by one of the members here.
     
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