23 Nov 2006 08:18:51
Mike Doe
theyr.net deception

For anyone who uses theyr.net: yesterday whan I tried to log on I was
presented with a page stating that the service was 'updating' and I
needed to re-register. When eventually I managed to get on to the site
the pages looked similar, although imo with a rather poorer user
interface. The fine print implied that theyr was in receivership and
had been take over by a new london based firm. There was no mention
that the original service was still runnng.

This morning a received an email saying that the domain name had been
captured by an associate and the 'true' theyr is now theyr.tv

While this may or may not be breaking the law in the relevant
jurisdictions it is plainly designed to capture customers by deception.
Theyr has been providing the best forcasting on the net for many years
now and it would be a great loss, not to say unfair, if they lost out to
this sort of tactic.

I am a long time lurker here: my only relationship with theyr is that I
give them money in return for their service :)

Mike

----message from theyr------
Dear Theyr.net customer,

our new address is theyr.tv

Due to an unfortunate development, we have lost our
domain name theyr.net to an associate of ours who
has chosen to use it to offer a different weather
service. This was done without our consent and without
prior notice.

We have therefore been forced switch the service you
know and love to a new domain: theyr.tv

Please rest assured that our true and tried service to
you will continue at the new address.

We the undersigned are the designers, implementors and
operators of the theyr.net service that you subscribe
to and depend on.

We hope that you will continue to support us in the
future as we pledge to support you.

Yours sincerely for theyr.tv (http://theyr.tv):

Bjorn Erlingsson
Bjorn R. Bjornsson

support@theyr.tv



23 Nov 2006 10:36:06
Michael Chare
Re: theyr.net deception

"Mike Doe" <Mike@doe.com > wrote in message
news:4565596b$0$8886$bb8e7a08@news.usenetcompany.com...
> For anyone who uses theyr.net: yesterday whan I tried to log on I was
> presented with a page stating that the service was 'updating' and I
> needed to re-register. When eventually I managed to get on to the site
> the pages looked similar, although imo with a rather poorer user
> interface.

I have had the same problem as you. I have been unable to enter the new
theyr.net site, I was wondering what it is like. Fortunately my logon does work
at theyr.tv

The new theyr.net appears to be based in the UK. It looks close to be
fraudulent to me, maybe we can arrange a visit from the Trading Standards
officers or maybe the police.!


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Michael Chare