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Because he really needs it... I'm not kidding.

So here's the thing: Yesterday my dad got a letter - a bill, to be precise of over 240€ for allegedly registering at a shopping website (fee for 12 months membership).
I haven't talked to him yet but from what I could find on google, a simple click on their facebook ads will apparently fuck you over like that.

Not too long ago, my sister helped him refute another scam on his mobile phone that charged him 5€ per week(!) because he just clicked on sth.

A few months ago, I had already cancelled another scam on his phone, and guess what? He didn't think anything of the fees that kept getting deducted for weeks!

My dad's not stupid, ok. He's a hard-working, intelligent man but the internet challenges his language skills from time to time. And I know that even you don't stop to read the general terms and conditions, especially not in a language that's not your mothertongue.

Having said that, he's not careful on the internet. At all. His computer is infested with viruses, malware, spyware, trojans and other shit. I already try to regularly clean it up, and I've tried telling him to let anti-virus programs run on a schedule to ensure that his computer will be alright, at least for a while. I've also installed plugins and addons in his browser to give him pointers where he shouldn't click and to protect him from incoming shit. I've told him not to register on any websites that aren't legit. But tbh? Hope's lost. I need to fucking kill his computer and re-install the system to get rid of everything.

...And then my mom tells me not to be so angry and irritated all the time when I have to deal with the aftermath of shit like this.

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Date: 2014-10-26 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mantou-chan.livejournal.com
O_O
I'm glad that I trained my dad to consult me before clicking through suspicious links... and his phone/google account never been connected to his credit card.

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