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What legal actions have you pursued?

May 7, 2014 in Recent News by RakutenFraud

We received the following message from a reader:

Today I contacted my local FBI office and they seem to be in the dark of these problems… Also, keep an eye on what Rakuten is doing as of late. Just within the last three weeks, Rakuten has aquired access to Alibaba’s payment services in China, been approved for credit distribution in Taiwan, and enter the e-commerce market in India. This an unprecedented international criminal organization centralizing global online shopping AS WE SPEAK…

Personally, I filed a police report as I thought this was local fraud. A month or so later I pieced together the real problem and notified the officer who was researching the case. I never heard from him again. I’m not sure what, if anything, the police can do in these cases. What advice do you have for this reader regarding legal actions?

Heartbleed Security Bug – What You Need To Know

April 9, 2014 in Recent News by RakutenFraud

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The internet is all abuzz today, with news of a *MAJOR* security problem at many websites. The problem has been dubbed “Heartbleed” and is a security flaw in OpenSSL. How might this affect you? Check out this article from CNN that explains that:

The Heartbleed Security Flaw That Affects Most Of The Internet

Now that you know how it might affect you, what should you do? Check out this article from CNET that explains the steps you should take to protect yourself:

How To Protect Yourself From The “Heartbleed” Bug

Everything you could possibly want or need to know about the Heartbleed Bug:

heartbleed.com

How do you feel about this recent announcement? How will it affect how you interact with websites?

 

 

Are There Still No Changes At Rakuten?

February 14, 2014 in Recent News by RakutenFraud

Recent comments on this site have me wondering: are there still no changes at Rakuten?

Comments February 2014

 

It has been a bit quiet around here and in the thread on slickdeals, but I wonder if that’s because less people are shopping at Rakuten.

The comments left on this page this week lead me to believe the fraud is still quite prevalent.

Sorry Rakuten – $10 Won’t Entice Me Back!

December 6, 2013 in Recent News by RakutenFraud

First of all – I don’t have the slightest idea how I even got this email. I’ve unsubscribed from Rakuten’s emails on all accounts I’ve ordered with. I never even ordered with this email account!

In any case: Sorry Rakuten! You will NOT buy me back with $10. It’s NOT worth the credit hassles that will follow.

rakuten 10 dollars NO

Rakuten’s Name Still Tarnished

October 30, 2013 in Recent News by RakutenFraud

Rakuten still hasn’t done enough (anything??) to assure folks it’s safe to shop at their site.

Head-Fi.org: Is Rakuten A Reliable Website?

This talk, while not much, still shows a hesitation to shop there. I agree with them at this point.