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  1. They do transfers from airports to resorts to airports. Has anyone used this firm, had problems and got a reasonable resolution from them (ie a refund of both their cost and also a cost of a taxi) ? I booked this firm online to take me from Benidorm to Alicante airport. The day before I checked online for the pickup details (didn't work), called their 'helpline' and was unable to get through. I then received an SMS advising I'd be picked up at 20:00 hours the next day. My flight was in the morning. I got a taxi to the airport (c60 pounds rather than their 9 pound cost). Any chance of a refund of the fee (my bank said they'd reverse the charge on a Visa debit card if resorthoppa.com didn't) but more importantly the taxi fare ? On their website it is all the awards 'we' have won, 'we've' improved our services, 'we', 'we', 'we' but the small print is Please note we act as agent only in respect of all bookings we take on your behalf. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any transfers that you book or for the acts of omissions of any transfer provider ( principal(s) ) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with the transfers. For all bookings your contract will be with the provider of the transfers concerned. The principal's booking conditions will apply to your contract. Copies of these terms and conditions are available from us on request. Any similiar stories or any advice ? Thanks.
  2. Being brief and to the point, no, there isn't anything you can do. A card transaction can debit the account up to the expiry date of the card (which when new can be up to 4-5 years)
  3. Buzby, Thanks for your reply. I was more querying whether the T&Cs allowed them to retrospectively to charge me. I signed up to an amount to hire a car. The amount plus 250 GBP was debited from my Visa card. It was not a shadow charge. The 250 was to be debited if there was damage to the car. Only 200 was refunded. I was aware they may make a charge for a one way but I'd expect them to do that up front and not retrospectively. For all I know it may have been beneficial for the hire company to have the car in the other location and they waive the fee as good 'Customer Relations' as otherwise they may need to move cars round using transporters. Thansk for your response.
  4. Hello, Wonder if anyone can help. I hired a car through a major national firm. When I took the car from one office it looks like the clerk forgot to charge me for dropping off the car at a second location. I arrived at the second location and dropped the car. Had it checked and the clerk there rang the original office to advise it had arrived. I then left. On checking my credit card I see they have returned only 200 GBP of the damage deposit of 250 GBP. Are they allowed to dip into the damage deposit to take charges they forgot to apply ? Any advice gratefully received. Ooop.
  5. This is the same as closing a bank account but knowing there is a cheque out there which is guaranteed. I think the cheque remains guaranteed until the card used to guarantee it has expired (which could be years). If that cheque was presented after closure the bank would pay it and chase for the money (if they could). But I do agree that the Haliban are a deluge of illegitimate beings.
  6. Not what you will want to hear but the Halifax is correct. It is up to you to stop the recurring payment with the company taking the 20 GBP. If you haven't sent a letter to that firm do so now. You can then use this letter to prove the item is in dispute (as you have cancelled the recurring agreement). At the moment I can't see the item being refunded, the company claiming will say you haven't cancelled the agreement. That said if you can prove you have stopped using the service or not received goods due from the recurring charge company then Halifax may refund to close the account.
  7. Sarcasm and negativity Quote If you think that's helpful you need your head testing. Quote Quote LOL!! I hope you're not a lawyer. God help us. Or maybe you work for GE Money. Quote What were the above then ? I asked some reasonable questions in regard to the the situation but all I got was the above comments. By the way you still haven't confirmed when GE were advised it was fraud. A phone call wouldn't convince any major financial supplier that transactions were fraudulent. That timing is more indicative of whether you have a genuine complaint. It doesn't matter when the card was ordered what matters is the timeline of events which happened after that. I didn't offer advice, just comments, my advice is though - Do whatever you want.
  8. If you're not management I'd personally do nothing. I would say it's up to management to 1. Obtain sufficient evidence to identify the thief and/or 2. Create an environment where it isn't as easy to fiddle
  9. Not sure if this applies but years ago companies supplied different data to the CRAs. It was either all data (good and bad ie limits, last payment etc) or negative data (default stage). Companies could only access the level of data they supplied. Maybe these accounts go back to this time and there was nothing negative in terms of excedding OD limits ?
  10. As well as the SAR what are the dates on the bill. Is the insurance added 30 days after the account opened or the day it opened ? If there are any descrepancies on the bill (or at the credit reference agency) then that might be a route to progress (evidence of insufficient internal controls)
  11. Hate to disagree with you here but I think the OP was just after cash compensation (which a company would never pay they would pay an ex gratia payment as a gesture of goodwill). Maybe I misread the original post but perhaps not after some of the later posts. If the OP had requested advice in wording a suitable letter they may well have got a different response. Asking for an email address also suggests the OP was after the easiest way of contacting GE not raising a genuine complaint with GE. Again only just my opinion. I'm more than happy when large intransigent firms are held to account but there is a way of doing it and people on this site do have the knowledge if it is asked for in the right way/spirit.
  12. I would be more interested in how an 81 year old managed to get the store card in the first place, bearing in mind the problems the rest of the population is having in getting credit. I'd say it is none of your business! There are many 81 year olds who have more disposable money than say a 31 year old single mum of 3 who also has a store card. None of this is our business but the OP did decide to post on the board. Regardless of this, it sounds like you won't be happy until you've got someone's head on a plate so all I can say is 'good luck'. I think it is disgusting that a very elderly lady was treated in such a shabby way by GE Money and so quickly without obviously finding out the correct facts. I'd suggest you don't know the facts as the OP hasn't clarified what took place and this would then allow an informed decision as to whether GE screwed up. At the minute it looks like they were chasing a legitimate debt. Whether those are tactics people approve of is a different question. This lady is from a generation who in the large part would never get into debt but would save and pay their way by putting aside money in empty jars. Good generalisation. However, a store card was taken out. Again the more reasonable line of complaint may well be mis-selling She was very clearly distressed and for no reason. There was a reason, it looks like fraud was committed which is distressing. Don't know if £100 is the correct sum for causing this distress but GE Money should send a bunch of flowers and a proper apology rather than just a meaningless unsigned letter that is not sincere. Did GE cause the distress ? It appears they resolved the fraud (from the customers point of view) very quickly.
  13. Well was it a reasonable summary ? Was the first time GE became aware the activity was fraudulent was Wednesday 12th November ? You do mention the cost of a few pound in calls at 10p per minute. Were these calls every connected and what was the outcome of those calls ? If you have phoned, emailed, written numerous times and GE just didn't bother to acknowledge the fraud then fair enough, fill your boots and stick a request in covering all expended time (charge them your currently hourly rate at work for 15-30 mins per letter/email), costs (stamps, envelopes, phone calls ideally from an itemised bill) etc SINCE the first contact was made advising them of the fraud. I don't work for GE but then again I don't agree some phone calls are the equivalent of corporate manslaughter.
  14. Sounds like the OP won't be reading this but unless the detail has been reduced for brevity it sounds like GE issued card, card was intercepted or account taken over and fraud was commited. Last Wednesday, some 5 days ago, GE were contacted for the first time (unless a letter/other contact was made). In that time they have identified it was fraud and presumably written off the debt. If that is a reasonable summary I can't see what GE have done wrong, if they have been told repeatedly and ignored such communications then yes they have failed. Then again perhaps I just need my head testing.
  15. GE Money are not taking enough responsibility for their actions and imo, this amounts to the business equivalent of manslaughter, .. What do you think? You got a reply, a quite reasonable one but you think it's a pathetic one. Fair enough but I can't see too many other people rushing to suggest things for you (IMO). HTH
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