Because it is easier to milk one cow than a thousand mice. How are you going to get a kickback if you employ the people direct or many small business? Greed is lazy.
30 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011
I got a Callguard phone a few months ago and found the same. I have not have to "loose my s***" with anyone on the landline phone since. I also get less grief from my wife for "loosing my s***" in front of the kids. I occasionally check the "failed list numbers" and find they are all scammers which gives me an extra warm glow as I perma-block the numbers.
Well, I was one of the people in the first round of recalls and by the time something worth having in their online store was in stock someone else had "used" my voucher.
Making the redemption code on a £20 voucher the same as your telephone number and not throttling the number of attempts to enter a voucher code on your website is just proof that Marketing don't get IT security.
Didn't bother to complain, Power Bar was free and all the stuff in their store is overpriced sh*te.
9/1 - New name not added to the legacy "Tea Rota Application Package" system (running on legacy Tandem) that no one thought was used anymore but some Charlie was using to do a lookup for short company name on as it was easier than filling in a change request to use "Core Names Thingy 2.1" and senior management had promised some Treasury wonk it would be live by the end of the week (we will fix it after go live, right Steve?).
The suits just see PCI as another badge and yet another irritation from the underlings.
They want the badge, they don't care how they get it so long as it is the cheapest possible way and they totally miss the point of why they are doing it in the first place.
When it goes wrong they blame the underlings for doing it badly rather than taking it on the chin and saying it was because they couldn't give a s**t and allocated no time or resource.
They get all "tense and erect" in the week before the audit but they soon forget about it all and go back to swinging their d**ks about at each other.
If you try to raise any issues you get marked as a trouble maker. If you raise the issues in the week before the audit you get berated for not letting them know sooner.
PCI, to the most extent, is about covering the a***s of senior management and the CC firms. T**ts, the lot of them.
Most times they don't give a s**t. Just trying to get them to understand you might have more than one email address/your own domain is a job in it's self.
I don't block them anymore, I just forward the email address that has been compromised to one of theirs. Job done (and rather satisfying too).
I started receiving the virus spam emails in November and immediately started a complaint. Allow me to share some of my insight/experience.
The article discusses a number of sources of the leak and the user could possibility. I did consider this as I can be a numpty but:
1) I started getting virus spams to two unique email addresses on the same day.
2) This was shortly after the Adobe breach in November 2013.
3) I have a whole raft of unique addresses and I was only getting spam virus emails to two of them
4) The email address was not "Santander" or anything that could be guessed (really).
My guess it was the same crew that took the addresses from both Santander and Sportsbikeshop.co.uk. If I was to get a free bet I would suspect (as I used to work in Direct Marketing for a bank now "eaten" by Santander) that an external agency using Adobe products and the same password everywhere is to blame.
It took me some time to get my complaint listened to. Their Data Protection Officer wasn't having anything to do with me (FFS, What is their purpose!) and I had to raise three complaints before Santander "engaged".
However since "engaging" the poor Scottish chap dealing with the complaint has been great. You couldn't fault him. If you're reading this mate then I owe you a pint.
We have had the "Infinity and beyond" date moved three times now. They even have the gall to stick a "Fibre-broadband is here" on our local green box.
We only get 1.0mbps on the line to our house. I was on a local bus between Gloucester and Cheltenham the other day that had free WiFi. I tested the bandwidth on my phone and got 1.27mbps.
The bus has a better Internet connection than my house, FU BT.
I suspect the reason why companies like the one I work for (and who's social media policy forbids me from naming) don't do MI/BI is they don't have the depth of experience in their business to know why they should.
Well, that and the fact that it might be used by the board to sack them for being useless t***s.
Why bring your master a stick they could hit you with?
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