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Fastway/Parcel Connect

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 13,610 Mod ✭✭✭✭ whiterebel


    Got email from fastway and homestore and more earlier.

    How do ArkOwl know whether my email has been involved in a data breach? Isn’t someone like fastway giving ArkOwl that info yet another breach of my data? I’m confused.

    As far as I'm aware companies like that run a comparison of your email address (which you give them) against the lists of emails that have been exposed in breaches.


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    whiterebel wrote: »
    As far as I'm aware companies like that run a comparison of your email address (which you give them) against the lists of emails that have been exposed in breaches.

    But how do they know who’s been exposed in breaches? Someone has to provide them with that email in order to cross reference with the email I give them.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 13,610 Mod ✭✭✭✭ whiterebel


    There are usually lists of details that have been exposed that circulate after the event.


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    whiterebel wrote: »
    Mod - Can everyone please take it down a notch. There has been a breach, and information is out there. We now need to be be careful of any suspicious emails and texts.

    Exactly


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    L1011 wrote: »
    Voting register is only available for inspection in person in print form except for the edited register of the few people who opt-in for spam post. That is tiny these days. The labour intensivity of that is off the scale.

    This is likely to be used for basically spear-phishing and it will catch out a lot of people who think they have the cop-on and would easily avoid a scattergun scam.

    No it's not. I can look people up at vote.ie and irishfamilyhistorycentre.com

    Phishing is not high quality, it's high quantity.

    If you continue to disagree, produce your evidence please.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,720 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    No it's not. I can look people up at vote.ie and irishfamilyhistorycentre.com
    Phishing is not high quality, it's high quantity.
    If you continue to disagree, produce your evidence please.

    Where is the list on vote.ie of names and addresses of voters?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭ VG31


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    Where is the list on vote.ie of names and addresses of voters?

    You can check if someone is on the voter register but you have to know their name and address.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,720 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    VG31 wrote: »
    You can check if someone is on the voter register but you have to know their name and address.

    Yes thats what I thought from using checktheregister.

    Its hardly comparable to possessing a prepared list of names and addresses


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 13,610 Mod ✭✭✭✭ whiterebel


    Mod - Put an end to the speculation about what it may mean. All its doing is dragging it off topic and generating reports.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,587 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Pipmae wrote: »
    No - my email specifically says it's as a result of a Smyths Toystore delivery.

    So Smyths to blame?

    I got email from Littlewoods about Fastway


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,720 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    So Smyths to blame?

    I got email from Littlewoods about Fastway

    No I think the central fastway data was accessed but your data is in there cos of a recent order with shop X such as Smyths or Littlewoods


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Got an email from oxendales on Monday about the breach.

    I must contact them tomorrow as the day after the initial fastway/homestore email, I then received an email from oxendales saying I would be contacted by hooyu and would need to provide identity documents for my credit agreement as per central bank requirements.

    It could be coincidence but I’m going to ring oxendales before doing anything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,592 ✭✭✭ el Fenomeno


    Anyone see this? Claims it's not a hack at all, just poor security and leaving info unprotected and accessible by anyone.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/develeire/comments/m7rtm4


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,586 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw


    Anyone see this? Claims it's not a hack at all, just poor security and leaving info unprotected and accessible by anyone.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/develeire/comments/m7rtm4

    I got the email from fastway about data breach.
    Seeing the above, ive emailed them to query whether they were in fact hacked or stored our data in an unsuitable manner that made it directly available online.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,501 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    Anyone see this? Claims it's not a hack at all, just poor security and leaving info unprotected and accessible by anyone.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/develeire/comments/m7rtm4

    It's the equivalent of opening your front window curtains and baring your arse to the world, then calling anyone who accidentally sees you a peeping tom!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,501 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    mickdw wrote: »
    I got the email from fastway about data breach.
    Seeing the above, ive emailed them to query whether they were in fact hacked or stored our data in an unsuitable manner that made it directly available online.

    They will never admit the truth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 742 ✭✭✭ Weyhey


    Rather than having to go into each agent is there a way to find out which ParcelConnect agents will actually take a Littlewoods return?

    Item is a single piece of clothing so package is not large or heavy.

    First agent said they only take tiny packages and second said they don't take returns.


  • Registered Users Posts: 713 ✭✭✭ manna452121


    Got a txt late friday night telling me my item was delivered.I had ordered this item from Amazon but it seems on checking it came from China via Yunexpress After doing alot of digging I found out today that Fastway had the item.They have left items for me without ringing the door bell behind flower pots,bins etc.I now have to ring them tomorrow and hear another excuse.I also contacted Amazon but it will be tuesday before the give me an update.All other items that I have got from Amazon in the past came with An Post.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,032 ✭✭✭ Banbh


    Fastway have a duty to deliver parcels under licence from the state. They clearly don't do this and should be held accountable. Responsibility for ensuring that the company is complying with its responsibilites rests with the Minister, Eamonn Ryan.
    He is of course protected by a fire screen, Com Reg if I'm not mistaken.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,720 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Banbh wrote: »
    Fastway have a duty to deliver parcels under licence from the state. They clearly don't do this and should be held accountable. Responsibility for ensuring that the company is complying with its responsibilites rests with the Minister, Eamonn Ryan.
    He is of course protected by a fire screen, Com Reg if I'm not mistaken.

    Fire screens are more useful and cost less.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,586 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw


    They will never admit the truth.

    They have failed to answer 2 emails now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,032 ✭✭✭ Banbh


    I know. I've tried complaining but gave up so they are doing their job of stopping all complaints.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,186 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko


    Banbh wrote: »
    Fastway have a duty to deliver parcels under licence from the state. They clearly don't do this and should be held accountable. Responsibility for ensuring that the company is complying with its responsibilites rests with the Minister, Eamonn Ryan.
    He is of course protected by a fire screen, Com Reg if I'm not mistaken.

    Are courier companies licensed by the State?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 13,610 Mod ✭✭✭✭ whiterebel


    Even though they have a licence for postal services, courier work isn’t covered, according to ComReg:
    “ComReg has concluded that “Document Exchange” and “Express and Courier services” and the delivery of unaddressed advertising material are not “postal services”.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,032 ✭✭✭ Banbh


    That's interesting. So it's down to Eamonn Ryan.
    I wonder that there is no business association in Ireland that would be concerned about the situation. I have evidence of three definite failure to deliver cases where the goods were returned to sender after passing the parcel from one driver to another for several weeks. The companies concerned just said "Oh well" and gave me a refund.


  • Registered Users Posts: 645 ✭✭✭ jamesbil


    Can anyone reccommend a better courier than Fastway for white goods? Small camper fridges in particular. They are damaging and loosing so many on me. Managed to dent one on all 4 sides. Recently lost one and said this to me
    "Thank you for contacting Fastway Couriers.

    I have investigated this shipment and it appears to have been misdirected within our Network and we haven't been able to locate. If you contact your supplier they will arrange to resend the shipment out to you. seriously?

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused with the delay

    Let me know if I can assist with anything else" like I should leave it at that?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,032 ✭✭✭ Banbh


    A complaint to the Department of Transport seems to be the only way. Cowboy couriers are a law unto themselves and are damaging retail trade in the country. Maybe a complaint to local councillors or TD would get some action.
    In my experience An Post is the only responsible body delivering parcels in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,346 ✭✭✭✭ rob316


    We dropped them in our business a few months ago and went fully with DPD, my days have never been easier. I haven't had to contact DPD once in 3 months


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,301 ✭✭✭ radiospan


    Anyone else seeing a hold-up in Fastway deliveries lately? Been waiting 6 working days for a package to get from Dublin (arrived from abroad) to Cork.

    Last update on tracking was 6 days ago: "We've received your parcel in our central distribution hub. It will be with you in 1-2 working days, depending on the delivery service timeframe you requested."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,060 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    Yep, waiting for a parcel for the past 4 days, tracking rotating between staged for next day delivery and accepted in depot ffs



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