It’s been another busy week here so the Consumer Weekend News Short Stack probably won’t be published this weekend. But in the mean time, here’s something that really bugged me during the week just gone by.
I suppose they do say that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. If that’s the case, then I can safely say that I don’t want the attentions of Charlie Weston, Dublin.net, and now MoneyGuideIreland.com.
On Tuesday of this week, less than 24 hours since I finally managed to get the SayNoTo1890.com listing of geographical alternative telephone numbers back up on the website, I was alerted to a new post on the website MoneyGuideIreland.com.
I’m not giving them a link because they’ve basically stolen almost the full contents of the SayNoTo1890.com website and the listing of numbers that’s been gathered by me and website users over the past 18 months.
Now, I know that I can’t claim any kind of ownership of telephone numbers, but all of the work posted in their post on March 24th was gathered together by me, and the users of SayNoTo1890.com.
I have never minded people using information from my websites, as long as proper credit is given. With that in mind, I did ask that MoneyGuideIreland.com at least give credit to where the numbers came from, but this was ignored.
So, all I can say is that in future, ignore the thieving bastards at MoneyGuideIreland.com. It looks like most of their information is thieved from elsewhere – at least that I can see all the financial information provided on that website is also available, and much more up to date as well, on the Financial Regulator website, ItsYourMoney.ie.
Stick to where you get the original website content – here on SayNoTo1890.com and on ValueIreland.com.