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Thursday, September 17th, 2015 | Author:

Faragha, Muda, Fedha

Mimi si kama amri debit. Sijawahi walipenda wazo kwamba chombo mwingine unaweza, katika mapenzi, kuchukua karibu kiasi chochote cha fedha yangu (vizuri … chochote ni inapatikana). mwenzake alisema suala hilo na MTN zingeepukwa alikuwa mimi imekuwa kutumia ili debit. Labda “urahisi” sababu ni kitu mbaya kama.

Nadhani penultimate swali hapa ni kama au unataka urahisi na wanaweza kuamini taasisi (katika kesi hii kwa fedha yako) – au kama huwezi imani yao na wako tayari kuacha kwamba urahisi. Katika kesi yangu, hata mimi bado swali urahisi, Mimi kujifunza njia ngumu na MTN kuwa ni doubly inaweza kuwa hazifai kwa kuwa dunia yako kushikamana kupunguzwa kwa “kijijini kisiwa” hadhi. Karibu kila mtu leo ​​huenda na sababu ya urahisi.

Urahisi

Kwa upande mwingine, sasa muda mrefu uliopita, I had a dispute with Planet Fitness ambapo urahisi ilikuwa upanga mbili-kuwili. Mimi taarifa business mazoezi yao kwa Tume Consumer Malalamiko (tangu re-kupangwa kama Taifa Matumizi ya Tume) and never got feedback from them. The gist of the issue is that Planet Fitness’s sales agent lied to me and a friend in order to get more commission/money out of my pocket.

Mimi nina Ugunduzi Vitality mwanachama ambayo inatoa faida nyingi, ikiwa ni pamoja na viwango vya juu ya kupunguzwa bidhaa Premium – wengi wao wakiwa yanayohusiana na afya bila shaka, as Discovery is a Medical Aid/Health Insurance provider. Ili kuiweka tu, Ugunduzi ni wa kushangaza. Vitality faida za kufunika uanachama mazoezi ambayo zaidi ni pamoja na Sayari Fitness. You still have to pay something, ishara ndogo ya aina, kwa Discovery, kwa ajili ya uanachama mazoezi. Lakini, baada ya yote, wao wanataka mimi kuwa na afya, so they don’t mind footing the bulk of the bill. Lakini, inaonekana, hii ina maana Planet Fitness’ mawakala wa mauzo hawapati tume!

Hivyo ni nini matokeo haya katika? Matokeo yake ni kwamba PF mauzo wakala alinipa takwimu umechangiwa kwa “Vitality-msingi” uanachama. Yeye alisema uongo. Kisha alikuwa na mimi kusaini mistari ya nukta kwa bei umechangiwa ya “mara kwa mara” uanachama (ndiyo, ni kweli zaidi kuliko hata taarifa ya mara kwa mara ingekuwa gharama), ending up about 4 na 5 mara kadri uanachama Vitality makao.

Epiphanies

Some time in 2011 Mimi hatimaye wisened hadi gharama mimi ilitakiwa kuwa kulipa. Discovery nina uhakika itakuwa si kuwa na furaha sana kuhusu fiasco huu. Nalisema na Meneja katika mazoezi, na nilikuwa na uhakika kwamba mkataba mzima utaondolewa. Mimi si mmoja kwa vurugu … isipokuwa kwa ajili ya mchezo wake wa … katika Octagon … lakini baada ya ziara yangu 5 kwa Meneja wa kuuliza kwa nini Daraja Debit walikuwa bado yanatokea, yeye aliniambia mimi nilishangazwa hakuwaleta silaha pamoja nami kwa ajili ya ziara. Baada chache ziara zaidi, Meneja kweli alikuwa kushoto Planet Fitness na akanieleza kuwa “mkataba” was between myself and Head Office and that the local gym, inaonekana operesheni franchise-style, alikuwa kidogo hakuna kusema kuhusu kama au inaweza kuwa kufutwa. Kama Makao Makuu alisema hakuna, Bahati mgumu.

By this point I’d lost it. I had my bank put a kuacha kwa amri debit. It was a huge schlep: I had to contact the bank every month because the debit order descriptions would change ever so slightly. It also cost me a little every couple of months to “kurejesha” the blocking huduma. Siwezi kusaidia lakini kufikiri mfumo wa benki inasaidia maneno ya kawaida lakini wafanyakazi si lazima kujua jinsi ya kutumia hiyo.

Technically I’m still waiting on the CCC to get back to me (kamwe kilichotokea – na bila shaka walikuwa re-kupangwa kama ilivyoelezwa hapo juu ili kesi pengine akaanguka kupitia nyufa). Bila shaka, na hatua hiyo PF pia alitaka Svartlistade mimi kwa ajili ya kulipa!

Shujaa isiyotarajiwa

Kutaja usiokuwa wa mpangilio wa suala ili Discovery (Nadhani aliwaita kuhusu meno ziara) ulisababisha callback na mmoja wa mawakala Discovery ya. Wao kisha akaniuliza kuelezea tatizo, kwa kina na kwa maandishi, bora kueleza kwa mtazamo wangu yale yaliyotokea. Mimi wajibu. Ni zinageuka mimi alikuwa na haki kuhusu wao kutokuwa na “furaha sana” kuhusu hilo. Kwa kweli wao kweli hawakuwa kama hayo. About three weeks later, Planet Fitness kufidiwa nami katika FULL kwa fedha zote kwamba aliyewahi kuwa kulipwa kwao.

Ugunduzi ni Ajabu. 🙂

Kushiriki
Monday, October 29th, 2012 | Author:

Inaonekana kwamba, katika hekima usio, Google kuwa kipengele cha usalama kinachoweza kuzuia maombi kutoka kupata au kutumia akaunti yako ya google. Naweza kuona jinsi hii inaweza kuwa tatizo kwa watumiaji wa Google, hasa wao Gtalk na Gmail watumiaji. Katika kesi yangu ilikuwa Pidgin kuwa suala hilo na Jabba huduma (ambayo ni sehemu ya kitaalam gtalk). Mimi kupatikana ufumbuzi baada kidogo kuchimba. Mimi alishangazwa na jinsi ya zamani ilikuwa na suala muda gani hulka hii ina kuwepo!

Ili kufungua akaunti na kupata maombi yako online, kutumia Google Captcha ukurasa hapa.

Kushiriki
Thursday, November 12th, 2009 | Author:

If you ever find yourself updating a single application in Arch Linux (a very bad idea, btw) and it upgrades readline you might end up seeing an error along the lines of:
/bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Hopefully you still have a bash prompt open and you haven’t closed them all. If you still can, immediately run the following:
pacman -S bash
else you won’t be able to run bash any more because bash would still be linking to the old version of readline.

pia, in future, don’t run
pacman -Sy application
(python in my case)
instead, run:
pacman -Syu
which will ensure that all applications are upgraded.

Personally, I think that bash should have had a dependency set saying that it required the old specific version of readline and the same for the new bash, requiring the new version of readline. Regardless, rather play it safe. 😉

Kushiriki
Sunday, April 19th, 2009 | Author:

I think the Internet is a scary place. Ndiyo, me. Some days I find myself horrified to find the lowliest of criminal bastards trying to steal our livelihoods.

Ndiyo, people, there are criminals out there and they want your money or they want to use you to make money. What’s even more scary is the lengths to which they are willing to go, even risking YOU. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

I received an email saying that I was being offered a job as aRegional Assistant” na, though the details weren’t given, the email suggested that it was a legitimate opportunity. I replied asking about where they’d received my details and also about what they would require of me.

Being the skeptic I am, I thought I could spot scammers a mile away. How fortunate that I can still laugh at the idea.

A few hours later, they replied indicating that I’d soon receive further instructions. They’dprobablybeen referred to me by a friend and they had a pile of referrals and so couldn’t specify which friend had recommended me. I waited patiently and left it to the back of my mind. “They’ve probably found a good candidate already and I’ve lost out”, I thought. “How nice that a friend might refer me. Obviously I’m Awesome.” (and daft :-/)

So later on, I receive my email with myfurther instructions”. This is where I finally realised that I was dealing with scammers:

Hi. We’d like to start a trial task. Our customer will make a bank transfer to you this week. Please go to our site <site omitted> to submit the banking details where the transfer will go to. Once we’ve established a good transaction history, you will receive between 2-3 transfers per week (amounts of about R10 000 each except the first trial transfers).
Please confirm that you can start. We don’t send any transfers to your account until we receive confirmation from you.
On Monday you will receive notification, detailed information and instructions regarding the transfers. Thank you and have a lovely weekend.

Say what??? I checked out the web site in question and, without a doubt, this is a money laundering scheme done by professionals. They know what they’re doing and they probably launder millions every month. What’s more is that, inevitably, they will screw you over and get the cops to arrest YOU. These criminals can leave evidence behind implicating you even if all you’ve done is diligently moved money from one place to anotherand kept a small percentage for yourself. 😛

Money laundering is where illegitimate money (stolen, probably) is transferred via third parties to appear more legitimate. You’re an accessory to the crime and, even worse, you’re even likely to be the victim of it. Recognise when an opportunity is too good to be true. I was fooled for a short while. Next up, given that a victim might give out a lot of personal details, the scammers might steal your identity and start to implicate you in fraudulent activities without you ever having done a thing.

If you happen to have already given any details such as the above where they wanted my banking details, contact your bank and inform them of the situation. They will give you the best possible advice on what to do next. If you’ve already responded to the mail but haven’t yet already given them the information they want, don’t reply any further. I’d also suggest calling your local police for further advice.

Kushiriki
Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Author:

Who’d have thought that something as silly as Choqok trying to automatically log into Twitter might get me temporarily locked out?

Oh well. I’m patient.

Tried to log in too many times?

We've temporarily locked your account after too many failed attempts to sign in. Please chillax for a few, then try again.

Kushiriki