Oops! Yahoo Says 3 Billion Accounts Hacked, Not 1 Billion

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bobxp46

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The author may be interested to know that I had a Lifelock account for all of 90 days when my main credit card company informed me of fraudulent charges on my card which they had blocked! Then within the course of a week, I started receiving Bank letters denying me credit that I had not applied for. I called Lifelock and informed them of the breach and they had the audacity to say" before we continue I must read you a disclaimer". Then they promptly read me a legal statement saying they were not responsible for anything! I asked the agent what the hell I was paying them for they had missed it all! needless to say, I no longer do business with those worthless money sucking web ticks. Tom my experience may be unique but at age 71 I have lived long enough to know a seriously worthless scam when I see one. Seriously doubt if I am alone. Capitol One and Transunion stopped the problem but not before my credit rating fell some 50 points. I must also give Chase a pat on the back as one call to them prevented serious damage to that account. Tom, my daddy the Colonel always said a man is known by the company he keeps, you have been informed I'll say no more.
 

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That's very interesting. Can you provide more information about what LifeLock's disclaimer said? And did the LifeLock representative you spoke to mention the company's "million-dollar-protection" feature? The company is supposed to give you a financial cushion in such situations.

As for Chase, I can speak from personal experience that its customer fraud protection is excellent.
 

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Isn't Lifelock the same company whose CEO was a victim of hacking/identity theft himself :)

With Equifax's failure in such a grand way, consumers are only beginning to realise what kind of frauds and theives they have entrusted their identity/credit security with, all this time.
 

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One other question is what happens when, not if but when LifeLock gets hacked? No company, organization, entity with connections to the internet are 100% immune to being hacked/attacked.
 

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Chase Bank? Hell NO! Just two weeks ago, Chase caught someone trying to cash a check (ours), fraudulently into a wrongly named account. The check was from the US Treasury and had our name and address on it. We are a client of Chase. Instead of notifying us by looking up our account, they sent a valid, cash-able check back to the perpetrator for a large amount. Chase Bank is an accomplice to identity theft--they participate in it daily because they do not care.

I submitted the proof to my police department and am currently directing a complaint to the Federal bank regulators (OCC) against Chase Bank. Who knows if the bank regulators take anything seriously. I know Chase Bank does not.
 

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This is the scariest thing about self-driving cars, or any car that can be updated through a network. Until they can figure out a way to keep things secure, it seems like you could be driving along and all of a sudden the car takes a hard right at 80 mph and your done for.
 
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