* Posts by Simon O'Hare

4 posts • joined 7 Nov 2007

Now Hollywood is chasing UK downloaders

Simon O'Hare

Re: Tiscali - robbed me too!

And me. When I moved house last Bulldog told me they'd put my new service in on my old account, whereas they'd actually opened a new account and then left both running (and billing). Due to new baby sleep deprivation I ended up £400 out of pocket before I noticed. They did eventually pay up, but it took about eight months and legal threats. When I joyfully left their service I cancelled the direct debit as a first point of call, then had to suffer months of money demands as they tried to bill for a service I didn't have.

From forum posts and the like I gained the strong impression that leaving DDs running is company policy for Tiscali.

Ukrainian eBay scam turns Down Syndrome man into cash machine

Simon O'Hare

Forum Style

Having followed a lot of Ebay scam stuff, the thing that really occurs to me is that it needs a forum style element so you can comment on auctions. This works very well for the various 'For Sale' forums I frequent (where items of well over £1000 regularly change hands) and nobody scams anyone.

Changing Ebay into a community which can police itself but resort to mods would help hugely in preventing the better known but still very widespread scams.

Simon O'Hare

My Ebay scam alert auction

I'm attempting to publicise a very widespread Ebay memory scam -


Feel free to tell your friends and not buy USB memory sticks from t'internet.

iPhone auction fakes swindle the impatient

Simon O'Hare


This is a far bigger Ebay scam, not that Ebay are doing anything to cut it down.



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