Think about this before you shop online next time...

04/03/98

This morning I had one of the scariest experience while ordering online.

The company is Other World Computing (http://www.macsales.com/), which employs a secured web server (nt2.owc.net) for credit card transactions. After entering my name, address, and a password for use with this company, I proceeded to check out. For reason I can't remember, I went back to a previous page trying to make some changes. After reloading some page, I clicked on a button for updating info, and an "Update Customer" page came up. Lo and behold, it's filled with information completed by another customer! His name, billing and shipping address, phone number, email address, and password with Other World Computing showed up on my screen--lucky for him, no credit card number is on this page.

Mystified, I called this man up, wanting to find out if it's real data. I got him at work and found that he placed an order online with Other World Computing nearly a month ago. I told him what I got on my screen and he confirmed all the data was his.

I don't know about you, but I don't think I'd order online from now on....