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#1 teacup61

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:35 PM

This is a subject not broached often.....perhaps it should be. This is total lack of respect, total inavasion of privacy, vandalism, and many other things. To take advantage of someone as challenged as my uncle is makes my blood boil! Spread the word so others can beware.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 02:00 AM

That's really disgusting, I'm not sure I would have been as tolerant as you. So much for the 'supervised' part! :hmmm:
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:46 AM

If I were you, I would forward this to CNN and a few other National news agencies.

Chances are, after reading your Blog, they'll do some more looking into this nationally and they might even interview you reguarding this issue.


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 07:50 AM

It wasn't up to me in the end, or I would not have been so nice about it. My dad is his legal guardian. Yes, it would seem the 'supervision' needed supervising. :techsupport:
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:07 AM

I found someone’s personal journal (Names included!), a resume done by someone else (Names included!),

I'd be wanting to meet that guy/woman personally....No, I would not be nice, ya'll got no idea what temper is till you see mine.

All this was presented to the case worker today and she was appalled.

By chance, it wasn't this person was it?

Why wait for them to do something....if they do.
Slap that guy's ugly a$$ with a lawsuit.!!...
Go to the newspapers, let them get ahold of this, even better go to the local TV station, they love things like this.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:51 AM

Well you're the second one just in this thread that says I should. I don't tend to think in those terms, but the more I think about it and the more comments I'm seeing I think maybe it should be out there. More people should be warned and on the look out. How many other families is this happening to that just don't know? If not for the training I got here I probably would not have known! Just to be clear, I see a broader picture here....this happens to involve a computer, but people get things stolen all the time. Clothes, radios, even food snacks. :hmmm:
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:31 AM

Theres something your forgetting....
What if:
There had been some types of financial transactions on this computer (thank goodness there wasn't)
Look at the identity that could be stolen, not to mention the money.

And btw, you have more temper then I ever dreamed of.....so get in there and get going!
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:01 AM

I think you should at least take some legal advice on this, if only to help prevent it happening to someone else. The problem being, most people would understand if money/jewellery/possessions had been stolen or abused, but computers are a different ball-game, a lot of people don't understand the implications of computer abuse.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:07 AM

Just think if the RIAA or the MPIA or others had gotten involved, then think of the legal batttle your father would be in trying to straighten things out.

You really should break this to CNN so they can dig into this some more just to see how wide sread this problem may be.

Even better, Good Morning America might be a better idea as they seem to really go after people more than CNN does, then once they get done, CNN tends to pick up the pieces.

To broaden your perspective a bit, it's very possible that your involvement in this, that is to say, in these forums which enabled you to recognize the problem with his computer and fix it, may even bring more public attention to the fight against spyware and all that parasitic crap. The end result could possibly mean more sponsorship funding of these forums and other ASAP member forums to help in the fight. It could very well cause a cascading ripple effect. :)

So I say you really should just go for it.


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:49 AM

I've gone ahead and contacted a few news papers and such......I have no idea if I've done it wrong or right, but I have done it.

The end result could possibly mean more sponsorship funding of these forums and other ASAP member forums to help in the fight. It could very well cause a cascading ripple effect.

Please feel free to use this in any you'd like, to that end!
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:40 AM

Good Luck with this. :)

BTW...

Just make sure the big guys (GMA, CNN) get this cause at least they can make sure that this gets enough coverage so there is no backlash from the agencies involved.


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:38 PM

Hmm, its sad that wordpress doesn't work where I live... :| They blocked it here.
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:36 AM

If something is not done to officially make the company/organization' management sit up and take notice, the people involved will do it again. Maybe not to your Uncle, but to someone else's relative

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:54 PM

Yes, you're so right....officially though my hands are tied as my dad, his brother, is legal guardian. He has demanded a written report from the company within 60 days, so I suppose it'll be after that time is up that anything else is said. I worked in nursing homes for a number of years, and the same HIPPA rules apply here, so perhaps a call to an ombudsman might make them take a little more care as well. :rolleyes: I really don't want this to happen to any more people than it already is. I know he isn't the only resident with a computer, and it doesn't just happen with computers.
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 03:26 PM

Then to get your father to sit up and take this a little more seriously, showhim these forums, what goes on here and open his eyes by showing him the Security Warnings forum threads so he'll see exactly what's out there.

After that, show him this thread so he'll know just how serious this issue is and hopefully your hands will no longer be tied any more.


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Posted 19 May 2008 - 05:05 PM

Hey guys tell me if this article goes on another website. I can't access Wordpress... Thanks. :)
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:18 PM

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:05 PM

tea, my husband's Dad had a situation somewhat like this...except he didn't even have a computer! His credit card number was stolen somewhere between the caregivers and the online order of medical perscriptions.

We received bills for a new camera and flowers, then a couple of other $400 orders that we know he couldn't have placed by himself!

It's a mean world that we live in. Just because a person is no longer able to take care of themselves, does not mean that they should be taken advantage of by their care givers :!:

I'm as furious as you are. :grrr:

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:19 AM

Finally I understand! That is CRAZY!!!! I can't believe it... I am so furious that... I am furious...

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:42 PM

Thanks for the support. :wub: I still haven't heard anything from the company, but it's time we did. I think I'll say a little something to push things along. Where's that shifty smiley.....it's very fitting about now. :rolleyes:
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:26 AM

Thanks for the support. :wub: I still haven't heard anything from the company, but it's time we did. I think I'll say a little something to push things along. Where's that shifty smiley.....it's very fitting about now. :rolleyes:

Hi tea,

Good luck pursuing this...

It is absolutely scandalous that anyone should be allowed to get away with it!!!

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