Survivor of Remus
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# 1 Are you kidding me?!
03-01-2013, 01:40 PM
PWE wants me to give them my full name,address,zip code and phone number so I can buy some Zen? Are you out of your freakin minds?!
I've bought C-points/Zen before and never,not once, been asked to give out that info.I will never share that info with PWE.I do not trust you!
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# 2
03-01-2013, 01:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by carcharodon1975 View Post
PWE wants me to give them my full name,address,zip code and phone number so I can buy some Zen? Are you out of your freakin minds?!
I've bought C-points/Zen before and never,not once, been asked to give out that info.I will never share that info with PWE.I do not trust you!
If your in the US, you can completely avoid the issue by purchasing Zen cards from a local retailer. The Target chain carries them...
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 3
03-02-2013, 01:35 PM
Only if you use them as the CC processor. If you use the PayPal option, or the Google Wallet option, only those providers will need your information.

As to why they need it?

Google "online credit card fraud" and see what happens when little details like name and address are ignored by etailers.
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# 4
03-02-2013, 01:40 PM
I just posted this in another thread, but its relevant here too... If you live in the U.S.

Steam is your friend. I know I know, not everybody wants to use Steam, but I've purchased HUNDREDS of dollars through Steam and every single transaction has been instantaneous!! Put money in your Steam wallet, (which you can do in game with ALT-tab) then open the cstore pick your stuff, select steam wallet and BAM..DONE! No waiting, no having to pick STO as the game. But wait, before you say .... " I don't want to give my credit card # to Steam!!" You can go to bestbuy or GameStop and buy Steam cards to fill up your Steam wallet and never put in a CC #. Which by the way is a great way to turn birthday money, Christmas money, stocking stuffers, into cstore cash from your friends. I tell everybody to just get me a Steam card. I love Steam, low resources, keeps track of your hours you play every game...which I'm at 3063 for STO right now..try it, if you don't like it you can always uninstall it.
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# 5
03-02-2013, 02:57 PM
And how is this different to any other online store that accepts credit card payments?
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# 6
03-02-2013, 02:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jornado View Post
Only if you use them as the CC processor. If you use the PayPal option, or the Google Wallet option, only those providers will need your information.

As to why they need it?

Google "online credit card fraud" and see what happens when little details like name and address are ignored by etailers.
Got mine at the 7-11 gas station they are everywhere.

Dunno why it's an issue, paid for NW and nothing happened.
Career Officer
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 139
# 7
03-02-2013, 03:10 PM
To the OP:
Then just use any of the myriad other methods of buying Zen.

No, not kidding you.

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Survivor of Remus
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# 8
03-03-2013, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jkstocbr View Post
And how is this different to any other online store that accepts credit card payments?
A quote from the First-time Buyer Guide

"Create Profile

This is a one-time requirement and will be used to validate your billing information."


I pay for my sub with PayPal each month,they don't seem to have a problem taking my money without me having a 'billing account'.I bought Zen before,paid with PayPal and did all that without a billing account.Now all of a sudden I need a billing account that needs all my personal info?My personal information is on a 'need to know' basis.....and PWE doesn't need to know.
Lt. Commander
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# 9
03-05-2013, 09:58 PM
Well, I'd rather they verified my info every time I purchased, it would make me feel a helluva lot safer. And since if PWE wants your info, all they have to do is ask your ISP, I think you may just want to invest in a nice fashionable tin foil hat.
Survivor of Remus
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Posts: 265
# 10
03-05-2013, 10:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jornado View Post
Well, I'd rather they verified my info every time I purchased, it would make me feel a helluva lot safer. And since if PWE wants your info, all they have to do is ask your ISP, I think you may just want to invest in a nice fashionable tin foil hat.
If you want to put all personal information in their hands that's fine,but don't cry on the forums when you get hacked because they have a security leak or sold the info to a third party,there is nothing in the 'fine print' that prevents them from doing just that.And if something does happen,the 'fine print' keeps them from being liable.....you accepted the terms,so it's your responsibility.

On the other hand,if something happens with my Paypal account that isn't my fault,I am covered.Placing PayPal between me and PWE is my safeguard.

Call me paranoid all you want...it won't change my mind on how I feel about PWE and their 'security'.
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