I made this put up as a result of previously 1-2 days, my schooling platform Octalysis Prime all of the sudden obtained near a thousand new sign-ups from emails that look very related, however they have been utilizing distinctive and legitimate bank cards.
It looks like somebody stole tons of of bank card info and bought premium accounts on my platform.
Since they went by the normal routes with legitimate bank cards, we couldn’t block them with out blocking legitimate prospects (however we added sufficient friction to the method it lastly stopped, hurting our true prospects that wish to pay). Not positive why the attackers would do that however maybe an assault to get us eliminated as fraud?
Sure sufficient, the transactions have been crimson flagged by our fee processor and the funds have been frozen. We are nonetheless scrambling to manually refund everybody, however now even refunding is frozen by our processor for some purpose.
And now I’m getting messages of individuals being offended that their playing cards are being charged and threatening to report this to their banks as fraud.
If you might be somebody that obtained charged $50 from Chou Force International
First of all, sure this can be a fraudulent cost. Even although we at Chou Force didn’t trigger it, I’m sorry that you need to undergo this too. First of all, please disable your Credit/Debit Card as a result of it’s clearly compromised.
Second of all, don’t fear – I’ll use all my energy to be sure you get your a reimbursement. Once the Payment Processor (Braintree owned by PayPal) clears all the pieces and frees the account we’ll refund it again.
I’m a printed Author and Lecturer. at many Universities. Feel free to maintain me accountable at yukai [at] chou power [period] com. This is my LinkedIn.
I hope this can be over quickly and everybody can get their a reimbursement.
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