Alfmuttley wrote: »
My Amex card is the one Sony have. I called Amex to ask their advice and couldn't believe my ears. The guy on the phone said something like 'We are offering a free 30 day benefit because of the theft. Even if you cancell your card it is not 100% safe because they old number could be used on a subscription basis so we recommend you take this benefit......you get a free credit check so you can see if there has been any unauthorised activity.....after 30 days it will be £6 a month but you can cancel at any time'.
I couldn't believe their cheek. Luckily I'm switched on enough to know a lot of what he said was rubbish but I bet they have sold a load of these so called 'benefits' on the back of the fear this hack has caused!
hayton2k3 wrote: »
So what will you do if they took out a subscription service with your card? Many of times it has happened and people have had new cards and the money is still taken just like the guy stated to you. Also 30 days free and then you can cancel.
Theblueone wrote: »
RasWaz, so glad you are willing to take the word of a company that for seven days appeared to cover up the fact that anything had been taken at all!!!!
It certainly has put my mind at rest -NOT!!!!!
I cancelled the card the day I heard about it;)
Theblueone wrote: »
Have you changed your email address? We haven't had an email either but that because we have changed email address
mysuni wrote: »
No we haven't.
RazWaz wrote: »
I don't believe they were covering anything up at all. They called in specialists to investigate what happened and probably had no idea anything could have been taken until they got the report. And given that most consoles are hacked within hours of release, the ps3 taking around 3 years to be broken shows Sony have pretty good security set ups.
Or would you rather have everyone cancel their credit cards, causing inconvenience to millions of people and costing compwnys a ton of money on the off chance something might happen when there is no evidence to back it up.
Govt has introduced a £273 flat fee
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