No safety for credit card numbers

I find it particularly disturbing that you can no longer even trust the government with your credit card information.

It is a dangerous world out there for you and your credit card, with people having the ability to scan your credit cards and passwords by not even touching you, and illegal card scanners placed on ATM machines gleaning all your personal credit information, never mind the hazards of giving your credit information over the phone or Internet to some crook.

I have been seriously compromised once and caught a couple of mistaken charges on my card over the years, but up until now, if someone had of told me I couldn’t trust the government enough to give them my credit card information, I would have said they were paranoid.

Not anymore.

The other day I registered online at TReO for my decal for the new Port Mann Bridge tolls.

Monday I got a phone call from a friend who had signed up online also and his credit card company phoned him saying his credit card had been compromised and was told that 271 people that had registered by phone using their credit cards had their cards compromised.

Just to be safe, I cancelled the credit card I had used to register.

I find this particularly disturbing that you can no longer even trust the government with your credit card information.

Possibly this is the end result of having a government that does not believe in government and is doing everything in its power to get rid of government employees.

The B.C. Liberals privatize at any cost.

TReO is a private company doing government business.

Time to get a government who actually believes in government and actually endeavours to make government agents and agencies both efficient and cost-effective, and does not just screw up government functions so it can justify privatizing them.

 

Wayne Clark, Maple Ridge

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