Fandom Card Issues 2/2012
|03-21-2012, 07:29 AM||#4471|
Who's the Masta?
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Concord, NC
News Credits: 3
|03-21-2012, 07:44 AM||#4472|
MightyMegatron from ATT
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Collection Count: 301
News Credits: 6
|03-21-2012, 08:10 AM||#4473|
Used to speak Japanese
Join Date: Dec 2002
Collection Count: ~750
News Credits: 17
Caution - you may encounter more Emery with berserker system installed!
... That being said, since he's pretty much the ONLY PR we're getting from FunPub, it does seem like it would kind of be his job to suck it up and not just keep telling people that he's only going to respond to issues if people email him privately to air them -_-().
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|03-21-2012, 08:15 AM||#4474|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Queen Creek, AZ Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
Collection Count: Soon to be one VERY Large G1 Bumblebee
News Credits: 7
This thread is Angry venting at an intolerable situation.
all good things......
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|03-21-2012, 08:23 AM||#4475|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Arlington TX.
Been reading through this thread for the past couple of days...
Didn't really WANT to post anything but I guess I will.
All I want to say is that yes I get that people are upset. What FunPub has been up to and how they have treated their customers is wrong, shady, slimy etc. BUT SERIOUSLY...put up or shut up folks. It really doesn't help to constantly vent the same things over and over and over. Getting the information out there for the fans is one thing, and that's fine. IF your upset about it, if you've had your info stolen, if you've had money stolen etc. quit crying to FunPub and take it to the authorities. I've seen many posts about Jarod's info being made public both here and on Twitter however I haven't seen anything about Jarod taking that info to the BBB, local authorities, Hasbro, Lawyer etc.
In spite of all that's happend many of the same people venting about FunPub still went back to renew memberships?! WTF? STOP DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM! Stop giving them money. Why should they fix anything if all people do is vent and give them cash? You want FunPub to take a hit then STOP RENEWING MEMBERSHIPS, stop buying their toys, stop registering for Primus packages, report them to the authorities, don't go to Botcon etc.
Now in case anyone out there who knows me says "But your going to Botcon!" Yes I'm going to Botcon....the Hotel is a 20 minute drive for me. I did not buy into ANY packages. I am paying the $20 general admission for myself and my wife...my son get's in free. My money will go to the dealers. We will probably only be there for a few hours on Saturday. I don't plan to take part in any panels or any other fanboy FunPub crap. I'm going to get in, finish my predaking, pick up a few other odds and ends and get out. And I will never do business with Botcon or FunPub again.
Oh and finally for the record I was not hit by any of this mess because I saw the crap on the FunPub wall back in 2007 and never did business with them again. Luckily I already regularly change passwords and ID info on a regular basis for all of my online accounts. I feel for you folks who have had rent checks bounce, mortgage payments missed etc. I did get caught up briefly in the TFSource drama as well as had a check stolen so I know how it feels.
Just stop giving Funpub your money, stop doing business with them, let them just die and fade away. Hasbro will find a new licensee to replace them.
|03-21-2012, 09:04 AM||#4476|
Less than meets the eye
Join Date: Jun 2011
Woo-Hoo, now I can join in the "Fun".Sale Thread! TFCC Cheetor & RID Omega Prime ~ Bloggity ~ Twitter
Just received a 9:30am call from my bank as they had (only this morning) noted an overseas transaction for over $400 that was flagged as 'suspicious' with someone called 'Gumtree' out of the UK. This was most definitely a fraudulent charge.
I asked if there had been any $1 test charges, and the kind bank man said yes, two weeks ago, but it had declined at the source (I imagine that was pure luck of someone mistyping a number or somesuch) and thus had never been processed or flagged.
I asked what it was for, and he replied that the name began "foundation for angel..." (but the rest of the name was cut off on his screen).
Sound familiar with some of you? My card has now been cancelled and replaced (excellent quick service from the bank, I might add).
The only reason I hadn't thought myself vulnerable was that I could have sworn I'd already been issued a new card since the last time I'd used a card at the club store, which was to buy G2 Ramjet & Animated Cheetor on release day.
Needless to say, I will be filing a full report with my bank on Saturday morning. I will be including screen prints from Pete, Jarrodimus, and others, detailing the total and utter lack of security & compliance at "Fun"pub (whom I will also be raising the issue with)
Still, at least I know my bank is pretty good with the fraud protection, right?
|03-21-2012, 09:18 AM||#4477|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Collection Count: Not enough
News Credits: 3
Click to help my eggs!
What they likely need to do, is hire a temp or an intern to cover some other aspect they handle (packing) while a long-term employee handles the calls for Cards-used requests.
Or for TFCC Customers to just be proactive, and if there's any possibility of a card having been used @ the TFCC site or BotCon, cancel & get a reissue - with the reason being a online merchant you have visited in the past has had wide spread card compromise. That should minimize the replacement card charges. Maybe even cancel a card you don't THINK might have been used (although those most likely are not your daily-used & thus could screw your life up while things are being fixed cards)
Luckily, since I never have much available on my other CCs, other than food or shuttle (aka NOT @ FubPub-run locations) I have only used 2 cards for TFCC stuff. My bank didn't charge me for a replacement when I explained what had happened, even though I hadn't been hit yet.
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|03-21-2012, 09:28 AM||#4478|
aka Tony Hashbrowns
Join Date: Apr 2000
Collection Count: Not Alot Anymore
News Credits: 5
Discussion related to the TFCC security issue is now closed. It is not to be discussed anywhere on the site unless NEW information comes out. This information could come from a fan who had communication with Hasbro, the club, or any other relevant party. If the club or Hasbro put out official statements, that is cool to post as well.
If that happens, please create a new thread. Discussion will be allowed briefly, contained specifically to that new information. Once an official rep responds and clarifies questions related to the new information, the thread will be closed. If they do not, and discussion hits a wall where it is just speculation and opinion, then we will close it.
New reports of having your card compromised unfortunately at this point is not new and does not warrant a new thread. It is assumed that people who have done business with the TFCC in the past have the potential to get their credit cards compromised.
People have reported that their email address and password associated with Club logins on the old store/forum may have also been compromised. So reports of your other accounts being accessed by someone else is also not warranting of a new thread. (And BTW - if your username/password at any club site was the same as your bank/PayPal/etc - change it ASAP).
We thank the fans who alerted the rest of the community about various issues and hopefully helped avert some loss.
Please use the below information to brush up on any info you may have missed.
Statement from Fun Publications Regarding CC Issues - Transformers News - TFW2005
TFCC CC Update 2/29/2012 - Transformers News - TFW2005
Hasbro Communication Regarding TFCC Security Issue - Transformers News - TFW2005
Transformers Collectors Club Update - Transformers News - TFW2005
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If you were compromised - Fun Publications asks you answer the questions on the below page and email them with it:
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If you get a response from them, and feel it's new information the fandom would benefit from knowing, feel free to post it here in a new thread. We will allow contained discussion for a brief time, allow for an official rep to clarify if they choose, and then close.
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