I am absolutely appalled at what I have just seen.
Yes you read that right I am absolutely appalled.
I can not believe that anyone with an iota of inelegance would even join never mind promote a program doing what I have just seen.
If they do not have both then DO NOT sign up.
Someone here posted an ad for a program they are promoting in their group which they are perfectly entitle to do. No Problem there.
However when I went to the URL they are so proudly giving as proof of payment I saw page after page of payments listed. It takes about 200 page downs to get to the bottom and about 25 lines of info per page
that is approximately 4500 to 5000 lines if information (allowing for some titles and other none vital info displayed.
So why am I on my high horse? Am I jealous? am I green with envy? Do I begrudge the program owner the success they have had?
My answer to all these questions is a resounding NO.
So what is my problem?
After all most of the so called "Professionals" or "Guru's" use check waiving (which is actually illegal) and show proof of income BUT and I repeat BUT they blank out the sensitive data which is the name or email address that the payment was received from.
This total "MORON" of a program owner (NOT the member that posted) has published this sensitive information. page after page after page containing
the name of the person making the payment in the case of paypal.
name and email address in the case of Alert Pay
User id and email address in the case of SafePay
email address in the case of Moneybookers and Stormpay
name of the account and account number in the case of E-Gold.
Not Satisfied with this Breach of privacy they have a link to another page which is entitled
"Exclusive Members Only Proof Available" followed by a Click here
From the title we would assume well that's ok its exclusively for access by members and we are going to be asked to log in.
WRONG!!!!!!! it is wide open for anyone to see.
This is an even BIGGER privacy breach than the first page.
They not only show the members name but also what ever the member filled in as city, state zip and country! along with the number of sales and the amount earned.
All it takes is a Hacker to tie up the information from the first page with the information from the second page and they can then start looking for the soft targets that are not savvy to the dangers of poor security on their financial accounts and they will suddenly find that their accounts have been emptied before they can take out their earnings.
However I wont thank them as they should have more sense than to promote a program that is so lax and blasé with its members information. This person should hang their head in shame, but I am 99% sure they wont (note to the poster - or are you going to remove that ad and surprise me?)
I am not a legal expert but I know what's right and what's wrong and it is my opinion that every person that is a member should take legal action against the program owner and sue for breach of privacy. However be warned they will use as a defense that they at no time said they would keep your information private.
We are here to network and help each other and that means help each other to protect ourselves from the exposure of information that has no right to be publicly displayed by "no brained idiots" so I feel fully justified in giving the following information.
The name of the site that shows the information is "youscoundrelyou" which is not the name of the program nor is it anything that is a derivative of this name. There is also no link to the actual program site from this one so I feel I am not breaking rules by posting its name. Those that want to see the proof for themselves will figure out how to get there and see it.