I noticed that when I made a comment on a web site using my Google account that my location was shown next to my full name but when I checked the security settings in Google it stated that my location was not shared. WTF. Then how did the web site get my location ?
Update: Forgot to say that I use a VPN so they cannot trace me through my IP address, the only way they can get my location is from Google.
I am in a bit of a bad mood today, for reasons I will not get into, and I need to vent.
Just got an email from a book club I belong to telling me that I have a free book available on Google Play (AKA Play Store). When I try to DL the book I get prompted for payment details and it will not continue until something valid is entered eg Credit Card, PayPal.
Why do I have to give them payment details if what I am downloading is FREE? Do they have admin fees that they charge for free stuff? Do they want to charge me a fee for opening an account? I think I will do without the free book thanks very much. I will only enter payment details WHEN I HAVE SOMETHING TO PAY.
And Google —- FUCK YOU.
For a while now I have been getting emails from EA stating that a request has been made to reset the password on my account – it is a good policy to send these emails just in case of something dodgy is taking place. The only problem is that I do not have a Star Wars: The Old Republic account. I had the password reset and checked the account.
It appears that someone has created the account using my email address and that they are using other peoples credit cards to buy in game credit and then transferring that credit to other accounts. Try as I might I cannot contact EA (without incurring a cost to myself and without downloading/installing a game I do not want) and advise them of the situation. They also do not supply a means for the account to be deleted or deactivated online. I have searched online and apparently this is a well known and widespread issue yet EA appear to not give a damn that they are party to fraud.
Others online have followed EA’s instructions and called the toll free number (which BTW is NOT toll free from where I live) to be met with complete indifference and no action being taken. Maybe someone needs to start legal proceedings against EA and then maybe they will start taking notice. If one of the victims targeted using the account with my email address decide to take action against me as the supposed owner of that account I WILL be taking legal action against EA and will be demanding a MAJOR payout.
So EA to avoid any future legal action please delete all the fraudulent accounts that you have – you can contact me via this blog to get the details of the fraudulent account that is accredited to me. A quick search online will give you an idea of how huge this problem is and the thousands of people that are victims of fraud because of your inaction and indifference.
I have purchased games from EA in the past and if my experience in the past few weeks is anything to go by, once they have your money they do not care. SO.. since they do not care about me I will not be purchasing anything from EA again and I will be advising everyone I know to avoid them like the plague. EA you have now lost at least one customer.
Update 05 December 2016: Still receiving the emails and still have not heard anything from EA.
I was not going to make any posts regarding this years Australian Election but the inaccurate reporting by ALL media has got me really pissed off.
This evening the news on TV stated that the latest results supplied by the AEC were Coalition : 75 seats, Labor : 67 seats, Others: 5 seats, Undecided: 8 seats Total 155 seats BUT THERE ARE ONLY 150 SEATS AVAILABLE. It just so happened that I was on the AEC web site when these were stated so I refreshed the page and checked the figures. According to the AEC OFFICIAL WEB SITE the results at the time were: Coalition : 71 seats, Labor : 71 seats, Others: 5 seats, Undecided: 3 seats. Which AEC site do the media get their information from?
The figures released by the TV station were reflected on every other media web site I checked, the numbers varied a little (Coal. seats varying from 71 to 76, Labor from 64 to 67). Who do we believe? The media or the Australian Electoral Commission?