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GeneralBell Canada - yet another rant... Pin
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The level of organizational stupidity is astounding. I'll wager that there are people in Bell Canada that know this is a problem.

Last week my natural gas provider sent me my monthly email informing me that this month's statement was available. Since I'm on auto-pay, I don't usually login to my account. I was curious about my usage, so this month I did, where upon I learned I was behind in my payments - by months. Huh?

Digging further, it appears that their database turns off auto-pay if you change payment accounts. The web site doesn't tell you this, it just happens. I looked diligently in their email - no mention of my account being late. I suppose the heat turning off might clue me in.

So I wrote them a nice customer feedback email explaining that their system was flawed and needed some corrections. Customer service informed me that just because I have auto-pay, wait for it, I still need to verify it's working. WTF | :WTF:

They missed the entire point of my email. I'm reading about how Marriott, Dell, Dunkin Donuts, Home Depot, Target, etc have all had recent data breaches. Sort of explains why my card # has been stolen 6 times in the last 3 years.
Charlie Gilley
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