Is there a simple reason why many (the majority in my experience) of the banks and financial websites ask you to confirm that you want to logout. ie when you click 'logout', they then ask 'are you sure you want to logout?'.
I would have thought that in a highly sensitive site like my banking account, they wouldn't want users to accidentally remain logged in and therefore should take the 1st click as the logout trigger. Asking for confirmation surely leaves chance that the user will miss it and accidentally leave themselves logged in? Plus I find it annoying. But it seems to be common on banking websites but not on shopping sites, etc. Why please?
posted by Xhris
on May 22, 2014 -
Please point me towards more non-fiction accounts of fatalities that may have been avoidable had the people involved made different decisions earlier on. In particular I am looking for accounts that provide detail about these earlier decisions so the reader can perhaps surmise where the “tipping point” was reached. [more inside]
posted by tr0ubley
on May 9, 2014 -
I have moved from Argentina back to the UK. Whilst there I set up my Google account with 2-Step Verification using my Argentinian phone number. Now back in the UK I no longer have access to that phone and as I unpacked I realised I threw away the notebook in which I jotted down the emergency codes in the move. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Apr 18, 2014 -
I'm collecting donations for a group project, but don't want to deposit the funds in my personal bank account. Is there another type of account I can use instead? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Apr 5, 2014 -
In January, I got my business successfully running, paid off and closed a bunch of personal credit cards, and began making a decent amount of money. Now I'm in a place to start opening credit cards and rebuilding my credit. Last time I looked (10 years ago), there were ways to open new credit card accounts, and as long as you were responsible about always paying off all of your balances at the end of every month, you could get bunches of free flights and bonuses and things. I recall people who played with new account bonuses as a relatively lucrative game. Is this still a thing? Is it worth the time?
posted by sirion
on Apr 2, 2014 -
Please help my friend not get screwed over by his own lawyer in recovering dormant bank acct funds.
Here was my last ask metafilter question
. For my friend who had his Mexican HSBC bank account closed, and Someone me-mailed me and recommend he find a lawyer on the US Embassy site
which he did. It seems HSBC closed the account because it was dormant (something similar to this situation maybe?)
. The lawyer said he thinks this was illegal, and that the lawyer has contacted top executives at the bank and that the lawyer can recover the funds if my friend can give 30% of said recovered funds to the lawyer as a fee (this fee seems exorbitant). Half to be paid now, and half to be paid upon obtaining the funds in the dormant account. This seems like a huge fee, for which the funds that are probably legally available to my friend by some other simpler means. My friend can't go to mexico for at least several months, and when he calls HSBC in Mexico they say they can't give him any more specific information about his account unless he comes to a branch in person, in Mexico. Any advice on how can pursue this without getting hosed for 30% of his own money?
posted by lijiaxiaoniu
on Mar 10, 2014 -
Decided to step up security with Google's 2-step verification process. Received the codes sent to my phone so that I could use the Gmail app and use my Google account on my phone's browser. Also, decided to list my work laptop as a trusted computer.
Later I try logging in with my personal laptop without any luck.
So now I'm not sure what to do. I can't log into any of my accounts whether its from my phone or my home laptop. Do I have to wait until I head back to work and use the laptop there? I admit I didn't carefully read all the directions for the setup...
posted by AngryTypingGuy
on Feb 4, 2014 -
Wanting to close my Yahoo account. How would I do so and save all past e-mails.
posted by goalyeehah
on Dec 26, 2013 -
So, I was one of many people to have my adobe account information leaked. Though I know I shouldn't, I use that same password on lots of different accounts. I've changed them on the important ones, but how do people possibly keep the dozens of passwords for every different website straight? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic
on Nov 22, 2013 -
Me and 3 friends were matchmade (not invited) into a hacked Dominion match on COD Ghosts for x360, and now all of our quad profiles, including locked ones, are max prestige. I've reported the incident thoroughly -- is it okay to play this way, having done all that? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Nov 8, 2013 -
Four years ago I set up what should have been a phone/broadband package with BT. I have contemporaneous notes of the phone conversation to do this. It has only recently come to light that BT actually set up two separate accounts. Because I opted for online billing, I only saw details of one account when I checked payments. I knew another payment was going out of my account, but I thought it was line rental. I know that I should have made absolutely sure exactly what all the payments were for, but the bills and the details on my bank statements do not make that easy and I had no reason whatsoever to suspect that all was not in order. I am certainly out of pocket, although it is difficult for me to work out by how much. I have followed BT's complaints procedure and have been offered £65 as a final offer. I don't think this is enough, but wonder whether I have a strong enough case to make taking the matter to the ombudsman worthwhile. I would really appreciate advice on this. Thank you.
posted by BobAndJoy
on Sep 19, 2013 -
I'm now getting emails out the ying yang with all her account activity. I can't fix this with the conventional "log-in and change the password" trick. Contacting both Facebook and her directly for help have yielded nothing. Is there anything else I can do? [more inside]
posted by trampoliningisfun
on Jul 7, 2013 -
"What are my options for a bank account that can have deposits and withdrawals in both the US and UK, with minimal transaction fees and good exchange rates for $-£ and £-$." [more inside]
posted by mhz
on Jun 23, 2013 -
Some time after my second niece was born, I started sticking a couple of bucks a month into a savings account I set up for each girl. I've been plugging along for years, and now they are 9 and 12, and I have about $600 for each of them. I'd like to figure out a better way to save/invest the money than what I've been doing so far. [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara
on Apr 18, 2013 -
We're looking to obtain the best credit card possible for a 5 person band with minimal expenses and income. We're an LLC incorporated in NYC. Band expenses typically include food, gas, merch supplies (shirts, blank CDs etc) and the occasional cash withdrawals, but the big anticipated purchase is a van (used -- no more than $5k). Suggestions for checking accounts also welcome...
posted by qzar
on Apr 18, 2013 -
I am moving some savings to an online savings account to get a higher interest rate. I've had the Bank of America savings account for like 20 years. I'm going to keep my BoA checking account, but I'm thinking of getting rid of the savings account. If I have less than 2,500 in the savings account, I get charged a fee. Is there any reason to keep 2,500 in the BoA account - i.e. will the fact that it is an old account get me any leverage if I need to go to BoA for a loan or something down the road? The advantage of closing it would be for simplicity, and to free extra money up for investing or something.
posted by catquas
on Apr 8, 2013 -
I have a friend who is having trouble getting access to the money her dad left her when he passed away. Her mother currently has control of the money and won't let the friend manage it herself despite the fact
that she is 21. The friend wants to know how she can find out her account information so she manage her own money.
posted by zscore
on Feb 18, 2013 -
This last month, three of my family/friends had their Yahoo accounts hacked into with all sorts of unpleasantness ensuing. I'd like to save all my important info elsewhere. [more inside]
posted by miorita
on Feb 12, 2013 -
Best bank for an American traveling Northern, Eastern, and Southern Europe, as well as Russian? [more inside]
posted by fuzzysoft
on Dec 26, 2012 -
I'm really tired of social media; I've grown to find all of it (FB, twitter, etc.) endlessly boring. For those of you who have come to the same place, have you just faded away, or do you leave notes on your open accounts to the effect that "I'm not really here anymore?" Prolly not going to shut it off altogether. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Dec 4, 2012 -
I'm in the process of emptying out my Facebook account. I appreciate any tips on this, but there's a couple of things I'd like to know in particular. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Oct 24, 2012 -
Mac mail sends with one gmail account but the recipient sees it sent from another gmail account. Help? [more inside]
posted by sarae
on Aug 21, 2012 -
I have just been given a substantial raise and promotion. Yay! Now, I want to take most of that extra income and stash it away, for the time being, in some kind of savings vehicle. What kind of savings vehicle is right for me? [more inside]
posted by breakin' the law
on Mar 20, 2012 -
I'm deleting my Facebook account. There are quite a few people I want to stay in contact with via other methods (email or other social networks) that aren't in my "real" address book. Is there a way to spider my account and save all of my "friends" contact information without spending a whole evening of clicking, copying and pasting? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer
on Feb 3, 2012 -
Two-fold UK banking question: Will HSBC charge me to close my account? What UK bank(s) would you recommend to a postgraduate student? [more inside]
posted by Partario
on Jan 16, 2012 -
[bulk forwarding/importing from one gmail account to a personal gmail account]: not.tech.savvy.person needing help. [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Jan 12, 2012 -
I need to open a business checking account for my small business. Can anyone chime in on a good bank for this? Also, I'm in the Dallas, Tx area. Thanks in advance!
posted by flipmiester99
on Dec 30, 2011 -
[Italy filter] There are many enticing offers in Italy nowadays for internet accounts including "free" (in the sense of "included in the price") phonecalls, etc., all of them looking quite a lot cheaper than my present contract (Alice from Telecom Italia). But I'm nervous about switching accounts... [more inside]
posted by aqsakal
on Dec 1, 2011 -
I just noticed that when I'm logged in to my gmail account, and open up youtube, my gmail is tied to my youtube watching. What other websites will automatically be tied to my gmail account if I'm still logged in? Is there a list somewhere? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long
on Oct 4, 2011 -
A hacker hacked into my facebook and changed my email. Facebook can't do anything because both the email and password have been changed. Is there some back-door way to re-change (re-hack-?) the facebook? [more inside]
posted by lockstitch
on Sep 6, 2011 -
How do I start a new private limited company in the UK and then start a new business banking account for it? [more inside]
posted by asymptotic
on Jun 21, 2011 -
Need with help on what to do with medical account in collections that Insurance has already paid for. [more inside]
posted by lutzla23
on Jun 14, 2011 -
I'm looking for a book that will give me a full and complete sense (down to the nitty-gritty) of what it's like to be paralyzed from the waist down and to live life in a wheelchair. I've looked at some very clinical manuals that do explain things, but the wording is very dry. I'm looking for an account that is more personal. I'm hoping some of you could suggest some good ones you have read.
posted by Sully
on May 25, 2011 -
I transferred a lot of savings into an ISA. They've gone out of my current account, but not into the ISA. How worried should I be? [more inside]
posted by Fen
on May 23, 2011 -
I have a social networking account I'm thinking of trying to sell. Is this possible/a good idea? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West
on May 10, 2011 -
I keep deactivating my Facebook account, but I think it can be of use to me. How can I make it useful, especially while in a quarterlife crisis? [more inside]
posted by lankford
on Apr 23, 2011 -
What are the best resources for someone new to pro-active account management? [more inside]
posted by felspar
on Apr 11, 2011 -
How can I (a UK citizen, resident in the UK) open a US bank account? I'm not interested in a US dollar account. I need an actual bone fide US account for online work I do.
posted by deeper red
on Apr 6, 2011 -
Google likes to sign you into their search service once you sign into Youtube. It used to not be like this. I prefer to be logged into Youtube but not Google search/images/maps/docs/etc.. Is there any way to do this?
posted by parallax7d
on Jan 12, 2011 -
Does anyone have any experience actually getting responses from Facebook customer support? My account has been disabled for almost a month and I've gotten no response. [more inside]
posted by shabaabk
on Jan 8, 2011 -
Is it possible to create a bank account in the US, without going to US and have a (virtual) debit card for the account? [more inside]
posted by fifigyuri
on Nov 25, 2010 -
What's a good way to automatically sock money away with a bank account (in the US) if you're doing everything yourself? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic
on Oct 19, 2010 -