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?
On the TV news last night they had an article about the price of electricity going up. The increase is 10% on average. Just got notified by my supplier that they will be increasing their prices by 15%. WTF!!! My supplier is the largest in the state and I would have thought that that would have gotten them a better wholesale price, obviously not.
I am looking at changing suppliers but absolutely none of them have their rates online, they will only give any information if I supply all my contact details – name, address, phone number (mobile & landline), email address etc.. With these details you also have to agree to receive offers and promotional material from them and their “strategic” partners. Why can’t I just enter the post code and they give me an estimate for this area? All I want is to compare prices I do not want to start a fucking relationship, if I do not choose their product I do NOT want to hear from them again but knowing companies in this country I would get emails and phone calls from them and their “strategic” partners on at least a weekly basis.
P.S. they all reserve the right to on-sell my details to any 3rd party they want, which would mean even more unwanted emails and phone calls.
It appears that to do any business in this country you need to sell your soul and privacy for nothing. There should be a way that if I supply any details to a company and they make profit from that information then I should get a cut, after all it is my information not theirs.
Since my last few posts have been vents/whinges I thought I would post something positive.
Over the last few weeks I have been going to Saint Georges Hospital, Kogarah, for various tests and check-ups (still have more to go). I must give my heart felt thanks to the staff in the Neurology, Cardiac, Nuclear Medicine, Endocrinology and Out Patients departments. Every time I have been they have been fantastic (with the exception of one person, she got a bit snippy because I interrupted the game she was playing on her phone). Every one is friendly, patient and encouraging and will answer any query I may have and includes 2 busy doctors that went out of their way to help me make and keep appointments in other departments.
Thanks guys. I always feel in a better mood and frame of mind whenever I leave, no matter why I was visiting in the first place nor if the news was good or bad. I always leave feeling that I have hope and that people actually care.
Was just watching the movie Race to Witch Mountain on Channel 7 Sydney, I was bored and it is not a great movie but even so I know a couple of kids that love it. So imagine their reaction when Channel 7 cut off the last 5 minutes of the movie. Nice going 7, showing as much contempt of your viewers as 10. Now thanks to 7, someone has to rent the DVD so the kids can finish watching. I wonder if the 7 editor goes through the kids shelves in libraries and rips out the last few pages of all the books? Seems like type of thing that would get their rocks off – ruining things for kids, letting the parents/guardians handle the fall out. Channel 7 gets my vote as douche of the week.
I also cannot find anyway at all of contacting them or leaving feed back on their web sites, just goes to show what they think of their viewers – nothing.
Just finished watching Batman v Superman . Must be one of the slowest movies I have ever seen, definitely will NOT be having a second viewing.
Just for the record I do not think that Superman is gone permanently, the last second of the picture before the credits gives a hint. Did you catch it? None of my friends noticed until I pointed it out.
P.S. And the fact that Superman will appear in the sequel gives an even bigger hint. BTW I did not know there was a sequel until after writing this.