Sunday, November 20, 2005

Chase Credit Cards - Another Deceiver

So I get this mail from Chase. Telling me all about how much they care about protecting my privacy related information. But by default they will share my information to the world. If I wish to stop them I must call or write. huh????? WTF?????? Have the morons at Chase not heard of the internet. Actually I apologize. Not morons. In fact they are very smart people. I should rephrase my statement. "Have the dishonest management at Chase not heard of the internet?."

They want you to stop recieving paper bills. Why? It costs them money. They want you to pay my bills online. Why? They get your money faster and cheaper and with fewer errors. And despite this push to use the internet, they do not wish to provide you with an easy way to protect your privacy. Why? Look at my rephrase above. Now you know why I call it the "dishonest management." They want it to be as difficult as possible for you to stop them from selling your information. Think about it. You make an online payment and they take the money from your bank account in a fraction of a second. You tell them to stop selling your information and it takes them 6 to 8 weeks.

Use your brains people. Find a company that will be honest. Chase is not one of them.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Dish Network/Echostar, the new corporate bastards

The moment the do not call registry was created I went ahead and registered all my phones. The do not call list in the United States is a list that the government maintains that is to be used by all telemarketers to exclude numbers that they may call. Finally an inteligent decision by Washington. I always considered Washington be one big blob of stupidity, but every now and then do make a mistake, after all they are human (well more neanderthal).

Of late my peace at home is again being destroyed. The phone has once again started to ring. Almost 3 to 4 times a week. And guess who it is? The Dish Network, run by Echostar. Yep, the satellite TV folks. And in the most underhanded and corrupt manner, they are using some offshore company in India to make the calls. The callers have been brazen enough to tell me that the do not call list does not apply to them.

So, now I need to figure out how to screw the Dish Network. Clearly a report to the FTC and FCC is a first step. A letter to the Dish Network executives will be a good second step. And if I am a true American, then perhaps a law suit will shake them fuckers.
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