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Canadian Cable Company Shames Non-Paying Customers Publicly On Facebook
12-05-2015, 07:07 PM #1
Incognito Anonymous
 
f you've ever been late on paying a bill, it's unlikely that you ever thought that you were running the risk of being publicly shamed about your shortcomings. However, for a few unfortunate individuals, one Canadian cable TV provider doesn't see things quite the same way. Recently, Senga Services, which is located in Canada's Northwest Territories, decided to begin posting the names of customers that had overdue payments to its Facebook page. The initiative was spearheaded by company employee Jennifer Simons, who felt so strongly about her right to expose late bill payers, that she debated with those on a Facebook community page who thought she was in the wrong in doing so. Simons claims that public shaming has proven to be the most successful method of getting customers to pay up. Exposing someone's name and amount owed might be a gross breach of ethics, but Simons claims that it's not illegal. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada urged the company to pull the post outing these tardy customers, and the company has since obliged. The Privacy Commissioner is now mulling whether this issue is worth investigating further.

http://hothardware.com/news/canadian-cab...n-facebook

I would not pay, and ğck TV anyway.
12-05-2015, 07:57 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,621 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
Ffs that's not cool. Yeah I'd change provider even if I didn't have overdue bills. F*ck them in the eye. 13.gif
12-05-2015, 08:04 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,607 Threads:636 Joined:Feb 2011
Quote: Simons claims that public shaming has proven to be the most successful method of getting customers to pay up.

Yeah, it's a good was to get your sorry ass sued, too.

I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
12-06-2015, 12:04 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,286 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
Cable companies are ruthless as ğck , in particular in areas where there is no competition.
Another damn good reason to not be on FB in any form. Times are tough, nobody gives a damn about another persons unpaid bills.
The other thing is.. who's life is so meaningless that they visit a cable companies page on FB to begin with?
If FB had a "ğck you" button I'd consider an account.

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12-06-2015, 09:44 AM #5
White Ribbon call me
Posts:9,779 Threads:371 Joined:Apr 2013
Facebook will burn in hell..

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12-06-2015, 01:22 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,286 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
İmage

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12-06-2015, 02:18 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,607 Threads:636 Joined:Feb 2011
(12-06-2015, 01:22 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  İmage

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I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
12-06-2015, 08:21 PM #8
Coolchick Member
Posts:5,205 Threads:118 Joined:Mar 2013
update:

'CBC News contacted the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in an attempt to determine the legality of posting the information online. In an email response, Tobi Cohen, a senior communications adviser at the office, told CBC that Senga Services had been contacted and "the company has complied with our request to take down the post."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/priv...-1.3347760

this simons chick better hope no one doxxes her and exposes her crap somewhere.

i bet it is just a matter of time before someone does..

if so i hope they put it all over the net.

stupid bitch.

Just Plain Nuts.
12-07-2015, 05:30 AM #9
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Member
Posts:2,706 Threads:265 Joined:Apr 2013
How can that even be legal

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