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banker beware, a cautionary tale
« on: November 24, 2013, 07:05:58 am »

i have been a victim of id theft in the past, but i will just leave out the conspiracy theories for now and tell it as it is:

i have an E*Trade account (my only bank account) that includes stock trading, an atm/check visa card, and check writing.  recently i wrote a paper check to cover my parents' car insurance because they're overseas.  usually, the check posts online with a scanned copy.  this time, it was posted as an automatic debit with an additional message "per your arrangement with xyz this payment was automatically debited".  the amount matched the amount on the check, so no loss (yet).  now here's the hustle, what's going to stop xyz from cleaning out my account next month?  and if you've dealt with this before, once money's taken, it's a mountain climb to get it back.  said insurance company processes its checks in dallas, if that is significant.

i called ETrade   , long story short, was given a run-around (sounded like a black man but could have been mackelmore, i don't know).  needless to say, the situation is alarming.  i've already started taking cash out of the atm machine: the plan is to leave a small amount to cover my bill-paying needs.  also interesting to note, when i wrote to customer service online, double quotes weren't allowed (hello, base64 encoding anyone?)... sounds like a gaping security hole for an sql injection attack.

is this what america's come to?  a scam's born every minute.
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Re: banker beware, a cautionary tale
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 04:21:40 am »

Wow, I'm glad you left out the conspiracy theories, or else this post might have sounded crazy. Roll Eyes
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Re: banker beware, a cautionary tale
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 01:57:21 pm »

  also interesting to note, when i wrote to customer service online, double quotes weren't allowed (hello, base64 encoding anyone?)... sounds like a gaping security hole for an sql injection attack.
From my point of view: the less characters are allowed, the less likely it is that security holes appear, as less special characters possibly causing problems are allwoed....
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