Fandom Card Issues 2/2012

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lumpy, Feb 3, 2012.

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  1. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    I'm 20 years old, I have no credit, so i can't get a credit card. and my money is unaccessible until that new debit card comes in the mail
     
  2. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    One thing I'd like to point out with regard to the petition is that it calls for FunPub to be stripped of Transformers immediately after Botcon. One problem with that: It takes them weeks to fulfill the non-attendee orders as well as respond to any lingering issues members may have. If Hasbro says, "okay, Botcon's over so you no longer have any right to Transformers anything" (logos, products for sale, etc.) a lot of people would be left empty handed and everybody that is supposed to be a member until sometime in 2013 is left without a Transformers Collectors' Club despite having paid their dues. Just food for thought.
     
  3. Fort_Fett

    Fort_Fett iRkeN iNvaDR

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    Last year was the first you with the club for me so went back and checked - thankfully I used the same card this year as I did last year. I wonder - is Pete just sitting back having a good time reading all these horrible things? I think I've said it before, but this is the first time in my entire life that I've ever had fraud on any of my accounts. Very dissapointed with all this.

    I sent off a money order for Mr. White (sucker - gotta have the pair) but I am DONE with the CLUB going forward.
     
  4. Optronix1087

    Optronix1087 Well-Known Member

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    Immediately following, meaning once they complete their previous obligations to the customers. Similar to how a store goes out of business. This doesn't mean the day after the convention they are totally done, but it is announced and the process begun.
     
  5. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    Jeez. They nabbed email and paypal info too? Damn. Just got done resetting all my passwords for those.
     
  6. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    Just your email and password for the FunPub site. If, by chance, your paypal, hotmail, gmail or any other site uses that same combination, the yes, they have those too.
     
  7. iluvu_superion

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    Got some fraud charges on my card and got it cancelled today...damn it!!!!
     
  8. dunny27

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    I got hit last week. I got a letter from my credit card company stating there were abnormal $1 and huge purchases ($1500+). Basically, I got screwed for a couple of weeks. This was the same card I used to order from the Club. When I first heard the news, I didn't think I would be affected. Apparently, I was wrong and now I'm paying/inconvenient for it!

    Now I have a stigma from the Club and I will not do business with them again. Unless they can prove to me and their customers that all the necessary protocols are in place….and that may not even change my mind. They mentioned that no site is 100% secure.....that was definitely proven when I purchased from their site. I've never been affected by fraud until I purchased from them!

    Now, I have to spend additional $’s and my time keeping an eye on my credit. The Club should pay for at least 1 year of credit card fraud protection / credit watch through any of the 3 major credit reporting companies. Any descent company should provide this service to the ALL their customers who is and possibly affected by this security breach. This is a small price to pay to provide some proper customer service to their customers.
     
  9. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    Well, I just went through and changed my passwords on all my bank accounts, email, forums, paypal. Everything.
     
  10. graymer

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    So I spent a good chunk of this morning changing all of the password, username, and email information for the online business, as well as forums, that I am involved with.

    Cards are cancelled and en route. I think I am in the clear.

    I think my opinion of TFC is certainly jaded at this point. The thing is that the figures they sometimes release really are fantastic for collectors, and there needs to be an option outside of an eBay as a get-around solution for folks to acquire them. I trust that all of this hubbaloo will result in TFC cracking down on their policies and e-commerce infrastructure.

    If not, I will have to find a way to get the future figures through other channels.
     
  11. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Veteran

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    My cc just got hit. Called and had the account closed and the card replaced. Changed all the passwords on my gmail and Paypal accounts.
     
  12. cbff

    cbff Destroyer of Botcon (Retired)

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    I'm curious. Just recently, my Yahoo Email has been getting hit with an uptick in Porn/Spam/Virus emails. Coincidentally, that's the email on file with Fun Pub. I'd usually get one in a great once in a while, but nows it's about 10 a day.

    Nothing major, but it is an annoyance.
     
  13. RustyMuffler

    RustyMuffler Tronbot

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    Damn. Didn't know there was another thread going on this.

    And there's Pete again making his little saving grace statements which help only the very few who happen to see them on the page he makes them on. Have international members all gotten emails telling them that they will get personal service if they contact FP?

    If this "company" is still handling the fan club a year from now I'll be amazed, sickened and saddened. Clown shoes, the lot of them.
     
  14. Deadboy

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    Yeah, they have any information that would be stored on FunPub's site - which means your credit card information, information from your registration with the site, and your username/password on the FunPub site. Some people (like myself) who use the same e-mail/password combo we used on FunPub on other sites had people get into our accounts on those sites. In my case, the person got into my Paypal, shipped nine payments in $20 increments to an account named "kyle ward" (probably a shill, or someone else whose account they got into) and then deposited them. They did it from an iPod, because I got an e-mail telling me that push notifications were being turned off because I logged out of my account and into another on a mobile device (named "Sam's iPod," but that's also likely a useless bit of information).

    I just remembered today that my Apple ID used that e-mail/password combo; thankfully that hadn't been hit and I changed it today.
     
  15. Matty

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    Come to think of it ... I've been receiving a ton of Porn/spam/more porn/ and virus emails too after all of this went down.
     
  16. SCPrime

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    Like others have mentioned the info likely was sold to numerous people. Whoever bought them used it to try to buy stuff. But they won't use their own home address (unless they are truly dumb or overly confident they won't get caught). They would either use a PO box (and not use their info when signing up for the PO box) or use address of a neighbor who is hardly home or abandoned home and try to intercept the package once it is delivered (easy to do when most sites will have tracking info so u can at least know the day of delivery).
     
  17. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    My Paypal was hit earlier today (yep, same e-mail and password :banghead:  ).
    Some dumb punch with a shipping address in the UK bought a $6,000(!) watch from a seller in the US and paid for it by Paypal. Luckily, PayPay sends e-mails with every transaction, so I was able to start a dispute (for unauthorized use) within 5 minutes of receiving the mail. Changed all my passwords directly of course.

    Seller seemed to be very much on the level: a short while after I received tracking info for the item, I was able to contact seller directly to tell him to hold on to his watch, and to contact PayPal ASAP. Several minutes later, I received an email from his with his regrets, and telling me the order would be canceled immediately. Just over two hours after the initial charge was made, the PayPal dispute was closed in my favor, with the money being refunded to my CC.

    I actually wonder if the dumb buyer would have been aware that he would have to pay a total BOMB of import duties if that $6,000 watch had ever reached the UK... Money that then WOULDN'T have come from my pocket.
     
  18. Foster

    Foster Haslab Victory Saber Backer #3 Veteran

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    Yeah, now I've cleaned up anything that uses my e-mail address as my sign in. :( 
     
  19. SCPrime

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    wouldn't surprise me if the hacker sold our emails to other "businesses" for spamming advertisement.
     
  20. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Something tells me....whoever these hackers are, showing us, that paypal isnt safe neither...
     
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