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Offline Papyrus

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1020 on: March 23, 2018, 08:56:12 pm »
My wife's account was hacked a few months ago and her bank warned us very quickly. We were very impressed by the service. What I don't understand though is how the hackers did it because she hardly uses her account. She pays with everything either with her credit card or my account!!

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1021 on: March 23, 2018, 11:05:01 pm »
My wife's account was hacked a few months ago and her bank warned us very quickly. We were very impressed by the service. What I don't understand though is how the hackers did it because she hardly uses her account. She pays with everything either with her credit card or my account!!

Cheers,

Chris
On one of the two occasions this happened to me, I was told I had authorized a change to the account online. I pointed out that this account I had specifically asked for it to be blocked from all  internet and phone changes. To which they finally agreed it had been done. So the only way for it to register an online account change was an inside job,

At which point I was given a reference number for the police. My account was sorted, and it all went very quiet from the bank.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1022 on: March 24, 2018, 10:02:59 am »
Credit card hacked. :'( Three dodgy transactions. Reported 1st one 3 days ago. Bank put watch on account and two more dodgy transactions today reported by bank. Both blocked awaiting my approval.
Original transaction will be refunded and new card issued.
Not good but impressed the way bank sorted it quickly and without question.
Got to go through hassle of updating online accounts now.
 :hmmm:
Just noticed that the day my credit card was hacked was also the day I signed up to Facebook. Coincidence??
 :hmmm:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1023 on: March 25, 2018, 11:38:24 pm »
Alas poor acoustic guitar

It's now reached the point where even without string tension the wood on the body and neck is too distorted to fix (and the bridge has been held on with boatbuilders glue for some time - good stuff boatbuilders glue). It's something like third hand but it's still sad to see it go.

Feels like it ought to get a proper funeral pyre.

Alan
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1024 on: March 25, 2018, 11:47:20 pm »
You could do what Jimi Hendrix did, squirt lighter fluid all over it and set fire to it  8)
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1025 on: March 26, 2018, 03:20:33 pm »
Alas poor acoustic guitar

It's now reached the point where even without string tension the wood on the body and neck is too distorted to fix (and the bridge has been held on with boatbuilders glue for some time - good stuff boatbuilders glue). It's something like third hand but it's still sad to see it go.

Feels like it ought to get a proper funeral pyre.

Alan

I take it that there isn’t a truss rod in the neck?  I assume that string tension has pulled the neck out of true? Prop the head and body on a couple of bricks and hang a heavy bag of wet sand over the neck. It ruins the varnish, but could give you a bit more life from it.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1026 on: March 26, 2018, 03:23:49 pm »
Just noticed that the day my credit card was hacked was also the day I signed up to Facebook. Coincidence??

Yes - how could signing up for Facebook lead to your card being hacked? Unless you posted all your card details on Facebook in a post I fail to see the link.



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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1027 on: March 26, 2018, 03:52:22 pm »
Got to agree with Mike there! They may be the subject of the current "data breach du jour", but that's a bit of a stretch!

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1028 on: March 26, 2018, 04:04:39 pm »
Just noticed that the day my credit card was hacked was also the day I signed up to Facebook. Coincidence??

Yes - how could signing up for Facebook lead to your card being hacked? Unless you posted all your card details on Facebook in a post I fail to see the link.
That's cos there's no link!! But twas a coincidence though.  :)
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1029 on: March 26, 2018, 04:09:19 pm »
Apologies Bob - I took your post possibly too literally! 

There is so much huff and puff about the evils of Facebook and so much myth spread that I think people need to understand the real risks.

Being overcautious on the web limits your ability to take full advantage of all the benefits (of which there are many) of the web.  Still better to be slightly overcautious that not cautious enough!

Cheers, Mike



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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1030 on: March 26, 2018, 08:13:14 pm »
I'm thinking that it's quite possible that there are databases of card details out there, just waiting for the right personal details to be exposed.

I'm sure that many will have seen the Barclays advert where the fraudster integrates multiple data sources to gather enough info on a young woman to be able to impersonate her online.
Tony

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1031 on: March 26, 2018, 08:24:25 pm »
Almost certainly Tony.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1032 on: April 15, 2018, 05:02:22 pm »
Just been fitting Seep point motors. Three fitted and working no problem. Fourth - poked operating rod through point actuator (SL-E389F) and point just fell apart. Actuator arm and one of the point blades just dropped off WHAT!!  :veryangry:
Now I've got to buy a new one and lift a couple of lengths of track (with lots of isolating sections already wired up of course!!) and replace the point.
Two steps forward and one step back as usual.
 :'( :'(
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