Bank Of America Apologizes After Some Customers Using Apple Pay Report Double Charges

Bank Of America Apologizes After Some Customers Using Apple Pay Report Double Charges

(petekraynak)

If you’re a Bank of America customer who’s used Apple Pay, you might want to check your statement right about now and make sure you don’t have duplicate charges. Some BofA customers are reporting trouble with double charges, prompting the bank to apologize to those affected.

CNN’s Samuel Burke brought up the issue shared by others on Twitter, Reddit and other social media today, saying he noticed he’d been charged twice for every purchased he’d made using Apple Pay at different stores.

While at first he said the bank assured him it was a problem with Apple Pay, Apple says it doesn’t have any records of names or amounts for transactions, so it was no help.

A spokeswoman for Bank of America says in a statement that the company is looking into a fix now, and will refund all customers.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and a

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FCC Pauses Review Of Both Media Mega-Mergers Because Content Companies Won’t Share Confidential Info

FCC Pauses Review Of Both Media Mega Mergers Because Content Companies Won’t Share Confidential Info

(Great Beyond)

The slowly-turning wheel of the approvals process for two big media mergers has temporarily ground to a halt, as the FCC today announced delays in their reviews of both AT&T’s planned acquisition of DirecTV and also the Comcast/Time Warner Cable union. The delays in both proceedings stem from the same core issue: media content companies who don’t want their rivals to learn their secrets.

Content companies, including CBS, Discovery, Disney, Scripps, Time Warner, Viacom, and others, have all objected to filing highly confidential documentation about their carriage contracts, and the negotiations behind them, to the FCC. It’s not that the companies, who generally are not keen on the distributors merging, are afraid of the FCC learning their inner workings. It’s that they’re afraid of rival content companies, and the other cable and sat

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FTC Fines Company $10M For Achieving A Trifecta Of Annoyance: Mobile Cramming, Spam Texts And Robocalls

FTC Fines Company $10M For Achieving A Trifecta Of Annoyance: Mobile Cramming, Spam Texts And Robocalls

(Timothy Barnes)

There are few things worse than getting incessant robocalls. Unless you’re getting robocalls, spam text messages and being charged for mobile cramming. The Federal Trade Commission says all of those horrible, terrible, no-good, very-bad elements were part of a massive scam affecting millions of consumers. And now the companies in charge of the alleged scam are paying a hefty penalty: $10 million.

The FTC announced today that three groups of defendants will pay approximately $10 million to settle charges that they operated a scam in which millions of consumers received unwanted text messages and later became victims of illegal robocalls, phone “free” merchandise offers and unauthorized charges crammed on their mobile phone bills.

According to the complaint, the alleged scam began when the company sent consumers text messages with links to a websit

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KFC Staff Will Miss The Woman Who Spent A Week In The Restaurant Mourning A Bad Breakup

KFC Staff Will Miss The Woman Who Spent A Week In The Restaurant Mourning A Bad Breakup

Not the KFC involved. Just a KFC. (Morton Fox)

Burying your head in a gallon of chocolate frozen custard while letting the tears fall into the bucket and mingle with the contents. Buying all the cheese at the store and using it as an edible blanket while you spend days in bed. Crying/running the other direction anytime you see a happy couple. All are normal reactions to a breakup. But hanging out at a KFC for an entire week to get rid of the lovesick blues? That’s something new.

The 26-year-old lovesick woman became a familiar face around the KFC in China’s southwest Sichuan Province, reports Yahoo News, after she decided to cheer herself up with some fried food after getting dumped by her boyfriend.

Once there, however, she decided to stay at the 24-hour location, because she “needed time to think.” She ended up calling in sick from work and spending her da

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Professional Cheese Babysitter Exists, Is Now My Dream Job

Professional Cheese Babysitter Exists, Is Now My Dream Job

(dn1967b)

Seeing as it’s yet another day, it’s time to think about how awesome cheese is, and how utterly fantastic it would be to have someone pay you money to eat it. Enter a professional cheese grader, who likes to think of himself as a “cheese babysitter,” and who is now the subject of my undying jealousy.

WCAX.com checked in with the senior grader for Cabot Creamery in Vermont, the guy tasked with defining cheddar profiles and deciding what’s mild and what’s sharp. He gets to eat lots of cheese.

“Sometimes you do have stubborn cheeses. I usually refer to my job as babysitting cheese. I do really think of them as having their own personalities,” he explained, adding that with his degree in psychology, he’s also somewhere between a taster and cheese shrink.

He goes through the ins and outs of his job — from testing the re

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How Text Messages Change From Dating to Marriage

Way back in October 2008, my now husband and I went on our first date. On our one year anniversary, his gift to me was a Word doc of all of our text messages since our first date (what he likes to refer to as #thegiftofdata). This was especially high tech back in the day (given that we both had feature phones) and what I considered to be the most thoughtful gift ever (given that we are both nerds).

To celebrate our six year anniversary, I decided to take his present to the next level. I took a look at all of our text messages from our first year of dating and compared them with our text messages from the past year as an engaged couple and then newlyweds. I started by looking at the words we used in our text messages six years ago versus present day.

How Text Messages Change From Dating to Marriage

First of all, we can clearly see that my husband has an obsession with the word “home.” As for me, my early twenties self

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Uber France Cancels Promo With Free Car Rides From Beautiful Ladies

Uber France Cancels Promo With Free Car Rides From Beautiful LadiesRide-sharing service Uber is currently trying to take over France. As in many areas where the app is trying to expand, French authorities have imposed restrictions and even a €100,000 fine on the company for being an unregulated taxi service. Uber’s response was an poorly thought-out promotion in the city of Lyon where passengers could go for 20-minute rides in cars chauffeured by beautiful ladies.

“Avions de Chasse” means “fighter jets” in French, and is also a colloquial term meaning, more or less, “hot chick.” That’s why it’s the name of an app featuring pictures of and opportunities to meet hot ladies. However, Uber in the southern city of Lyon may not have thought their plan all the way through when they decided to offer 20-minute rides chauffeured by the beautiful fighter jets of Lyon.

Actually, the bigger problem wasn

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Even With Fewer “Icings” Going Around, People Still Buy Smirnoff Ice… In Costa Rica

Even With Fewer “Icings” Going Around, People Still Buy Smirnoff Ice… In Costa RicaA little more than two years ago at a friend’s wedding, my now husband entered the ballroom handing out bottles of Smirnoff Ice to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice Baby.” While “icing” was fairly popular back then, the looks on unsuspecting guests’ faces as they took a knee to chug the super-sugary drink was one of disdain and contempt. That reaction may be duplicated by millions of consumers faced with a fridge full of only Smirnoff Ice today, but some consumers, mostly in far-flung locales, just can’t say no to the citrus-flavored malt beverage.

A new report from the Washington Post’s Wonkblog set out to examine findings from Euromonitor International and determine just where Smirnoff Ice is popular.

The beverage enjoys the most lovable relationship with Costa Ricans, who consume on average 17 ounces of the drink annually

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Restaurant Employee Reports Chef To The Police For Spitting In Customer’s Food

Restaurant Employee Reports Chef To The Police For Spitting In Customer’s Food

(agoailam)

It’s not always staff versus the customers when it comes to food disputes, which is good to know when someone’s spitting in your food: The chef at a New Jersey restaurant was arrested after another worker called police to report “multiple health violations.” That included an incident when the chef allegedly spat into a customer’s food, after the diner sent it back for extra cooking time.

Police showed up at the restaurant earlier this week after an employee called in about alleged nastiness going down, reports NJ.com, with the worker claiming that unwitting patrons could be eating spitty food.

A detective investigated the worker’s claim, and police ultimately arrested the chef and charged him with tampering with a food or drug product and disorderly conduct. He’s since been fired, according to a manager cited by Gothamist, who say

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