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Helio: You Gotta Be Kiddin Me

I was a customer of Helio (cell phone), almost a year ago, I just got a letter in the mail saying “they discovered restricted data containing certain personal information was accessed through illegal means”.

goes on to say, that I may have been one them that was accessed, and name, address, DOB, and last 4 digits of my SSN may have been taken.

WTF

Nice!!

Subscribe to a lot of porn sites and when you get the bill from your credit card company refuse to pay it…when they come after you just send them a copy of the Helio letter…HELLO FREE PUSSY !!!

Sorry to hear that man.

If it makes you feel any better over here in the UK our government lost the pension records for 15,000 people. The information was put on a CD and sent, possibly unencrypted, by courier. WTF?

The info contained was: Bank account numbers, ID etc. Ridiculous.

Back to your story; you gotta watch out for ID Fraud in the future. Usually they don’t use all your information at the same time, so that you’re not aware it’s being used. You want to take that letter to the nearest police station and notify them of the possible breach of information.

That way if anyone uses your information illegally in the future you have a backup plan. I had to do that a few months ago.

eg. If they run up a tab of 10’000 dollars on your credit card in 5 years time and your bank doesn’t believe it wasn’t you, you’ll have evidence you can provide in court to defend your case.

Hope that helps.

Your recovery program:

  1. Give me your card details and I’ll keep some money safe for you.

  2. Sue the cellphone company.

  3. I’ll return your money once things have died down, with a reasonable 10% charge.

It’s a win/win; do the right thing.

Isn’t that the Myspace cell phone company? I would expect shit like that to happen from those clowns. Did Tom ever call you?

[quote]rsg wrote:
Your recovery program:

  1. Give me your card details and I’ll keep some money safe for you.

  2. Sue the cellphone company.

  3. I’ll return your money once things have died down, with a reasonable 10% charge.

It’s a win/win; do the right thing.[/quote]

I agree, it would benefit both parties equally.