MoviePass reportedly changed account passwords to prevent users from seeing films

Found on The Verge on Saturday, 10 August 2019
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The goal was to get critical mass of new subscribers to boost profits, with the hope that a majority of users wouldn’t see more than one movie a month.

Employees say Lowe demanded they change the passwords of “a small percentage of power users” ahead of those releases to prevent them from ordering tickets through the app, telling people that it was a “technical issue.”

The company also implemented a “trip wire,” which would cut off users once the company reached a certain monetary threshold each day. Users were told “there are no more screenings at this theater today,” when in reality MoviePass was disabling its services to prevent it from burning through too much cash.

That sounds like a lawsuit is just around the corner. Maybe that will finally put them out of their misery.