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  1. Hi There, Been playing games with MBNA for months now on CCA etc and they passed onto PRA Group to chase, they have come back now and said the application was done digitally! Not sure where I stand now or what I can do? Thank you in advance for your help. Regards Steve H
  2. Public asked for views on the digital economy READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-asked-for-views-on-the-digital-economy Note: Is Open until 7th Dec 2018
  3. Digital pregnancy tests recalled in new alert amid false positive results READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/digital-pregnancy-tests-recalled-in-new-alert-amid-false-positive-results
  4. Fully digital divorce application launched to the public England and Wales READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fully-digital-divorce-application-launched-to-the-public
  5. This was my girlfriend who did this without me knowing. She signed up to some well being 6 month course where they offered it for $10,000 and she said she could not afford it so they let her have it for $7500 and she signed some digital contract that states if it does not work you don't get your money back. Well it turned out to be a few videos on well being, food and exercise etc and 2 x 1hr group calls, a total rip off and it has done nothing for her at all and she feels utterly stupid for signing up and wants out. She is paying £250 a month and has 3 months left of the course but around 2 years to pay it off, she is v angry and feels duped. My question is if she walked away now, would they chase her for the money through any court action or other? Thanks
  6. A while ago I received an email from Digital Financial Services claiming the remainder of my Nextcredit loan had been transferred to them. It sounded dodgy but after emailing Nextcredit, they confirmed my loan had in fact been transferred as stated. I've sent a few emails back and forth to DFS asking them for further details of my account to prove they were in possession of my details. Their initial email simply said 'dear customer' but did quote the correct loan amount outstanding. They replied with my postcode and mobile number, this pretty much convinced me things were on the level and I was then planning on discussing repayment options. 10 minutes ago I have now received the following email from Next Credit: Hello, Re: Digital Financial Services Ltd We write to you following notification that a company called Digital Financial Services Ltd (DFS) may have attempted to contact you regarding your loan with Nextcredit Ltd. We understand that DFS is claiming that certain loans made by Nextcredit have been transferred to it and they are instructing our customers that all future payments are made to DFS directly. We are writing to confirm that this is not the case and that DFS is not acting upon any instruction or agreement with Nextcredit Ltd. Your loan has not been transferred to DFS. You should continue to liaise and/or make payments either directly to Nextcredit Ltd or, where instructed, our collection partners, Adept Credit Solutions Ltd and/or their agents Capital Resolve Ltd. We would emphasise that if any payments are made to DFS they will not be credited to your loan account with us. We apologise for any inconvenience or distress caused by the actions of DFS and wish to assure you that we are taking appropriate steps to prevent DFS from continuing to contact our customers. Yours sincerely, The Nextcredit Team Very shady! I'm awaiting a reply from Nextcredit on why they told me DFS was legit and also how they got my loan and personal details!
  7. Hi any of you know anything about Digital cameras please? I have a Fujifilm 14 meg camera, yesterday for some reason the front bit got stuck inside the actual camera, this is the bit that normally comes out when you put the camera on so you can see what you are taking a picture of. I now get the message turn camera off then on again but nothing happens, I can hear it trying to come out but it seems stuck! Does it mean a new camera? I have had no problems with it before this and is a good camera TIA XX Sandy
  8. what exactly does digital media of content mean? suppose someone asks for something that I email to them, is that digital content? supposing I order a psychic or tarot reading on line (whether people agree to such things or not) and I get it, read it and later it turns out to not be true. ..is that digital content if the site says for entertainment purposes only. if I order racing tips from a tipster online, he emails them to me and they don't win ...is that digital content? any insight to this would be a great help:???:
  9. DWP have announced that they intend to make a second London borough a trial area for the Digital Service for Universal Credit (UC) If you want to know more please follow the link below (Published 15/05/2015) "Croydon to become second area in UK to undertake controlled testing of enhanced digital service targeted to deliver the flagship welfare reform" http://central-government.governmentcomputing.com/news/on-track-universal-credit-digital-service-set-for-summer-expansion-4578661
  10. I renewed my Drivers Digital Tacho card a year ago on expiry, but for a variety of reasons, a) I have not used it and b) I shall not be using it to drive an LGV or other with a digital tachograph, the same as I shall not be completing the remaining modules of the Drivers CPC ( A total rip off if ever there was) as I shall be 65 a couple of weeks prior to the start up date of requirements to hold the Drivers CPC (Sept2014). So, I would presume there is no avenue to claim a refund on digi card or advise cancellation? Any thoughts?
  11. From this BBC link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22651126 The BBC has scrapped a £98m digital production system, which its director general said had "wasted a huge amount of licence fee payers' money". The Digital Media Initiative was set up in 2008 but was halted last autumn having never become fully operational. "I have serious concerns about how we managed this project," BBC director general Tony Hall said. An independent review has been launched "to find out what went wrong and what lessons can be learned", he said. The Digital Media Initiative (DMI) was intended to transform the way staff developed, used and shared video and audio material and was seen as an important part of a move of resources to Salford. "Ambitious technology projects like this always carry a risk of failure," Lord Hall said. "It does not mean we should not attempt them but we have a responsibility to keep them under much greater control than we did here." The contract to deliver the DMI was originally awarded to technology company Siemens in 2008 but was taken over and relaunched by an in-house BBC team in 2010. Between 2010 and 2012, the project cost the corporation £98.4m. An internal review was set up in October 2012 after the BBC Trust expressed serious concerns. In a letter to Margaret Hodge, chair of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, the BBC Trust's Anthony Fry revealed the project had generated "little or no assets". "It is of utmost concern to us that a project which had already failed to deliver value for money in its early stages has now spent so much more of licence fee payers' money," he said. "We intend to act quickly to ensure that there can be no repeat of a failure on this scale." Mrs Hodge described the episode as "a terrible shock and clearly completely shambolic". The corporation said the initiative had been badly managed and outpaced by changing technology, and that to carry on would be throwing good money after bad. "It's struggled to keep pace with new developments and requirements both within the BBC and the wider broadcasting industry," Lord Hall wrote in an email to BBC staff. Disciplinary action "There are now standard off-the-shelf products that provide the kind of digital production tools that simply didn't exist five years ago. "We will be looking into what has happened and will take appropriate action, disciplinary or otherwise," he added. John Linwood, the BBC's chief technology officer, has been suspended. In 2011, then director general Mark Thompson told the Public Accounts Committee that the initiative was "critical" to the BBC's move to Media City in Salford and the establishment of new Broadcasting House. "A lot of the future of the BBC is tied up in the successful delivery of this project," he said, at the time. James Purnell, the BBC's director of strategy and digital, said: "In the future we are going to rely far more on off-the-shelf technology. We've messed up and we apologise to licence fee payers for that." Yet he insisted the failed project was "the exception rather than the rule", citing technical successes such as the BBC iPlayer.
  12. Hi, i have a question because i am a little bit confused as to what happened when i was driving past a mobile speed camera van today. I have seen this van before in the local area and it always parks with the rear facing camera operating out of the back window which opens up and has a lense sticking out. Only, as i was approaching the van, i could see the white windows on the back were closed, as if they had already packed up and ready to go (it was almost 6pm). Then as i was about to go past, one of the officers rapidly jumped out the van and took a photo of my car with a digital camera. There is a chance i may have been doing more than 35mph upon inital approach to the van but i did slow down. I'm just wondering why he did this, is it because the machine couldnt take a photo due to the latch being closed, so he had to take one with his camera instead? Are they going to try and match his digital camera photo to some data on the machine? There was a car right behind me so how do they know it was the car behind which triggered it? I don't understand what happened to be honest or how that could stand up in court? Maybe i'm wrong, but some advice would be nice, thanks.
  13. The government has rowed back on its ‘digital-by-default’ stance on universal credit, which expects the vast majority of benefit applicants to make and update claims online. Source http://www.lgcplus.com/topics/benefits/universal-credits-digital-by-default-ditched/5057200.article?blocktitle=Most-popular&contentID=-1
  14. Total Digital Solutions Limited were the subject of Administration and RSM Tenon Recovery were appointed joint Administrators on 1st August 2012. An immediate disposal of TDS was the business and assets was done by sale to Apogee Corporation Limited on the same day. TDS appear to have used Shire leasing for customer agreements. TDS core business was described as supply of latest technology,document,printy,copy,scan,and management services,and traded from premises in North West. I have been made aware that there are some business owners who are now questioning the validity of the contracts they entered into with TDS. I have seen evidence which shows that TDS mis sold an agreement,and when challenged,agreed to take over the remaining liability and continue the payments to Shire. For almost a year the business concerned made no payments and assumed that TDC as indicated in writing was paying. The dispute around the legitimacy of the agreement involved a number of things. 1.That the Customer was led to believe that the contract was only for 12 months which turned out to be 5 years. 2.That the customer was then offered a telecoms marketing package which comprised of bluetooth technology being provided outside his premises. Although a printer/copier was listed on the agreement,no printer was provided.When questioned about this the response was unacceptable. No mention of the bluetooth or associated services was made on the agreement 3.TDS applied a personal guarantee on the agreement,which the business man assures me he did not agree to or know about. The Business is now recieving telephone demands for arrears on 2 accounts from Shire. Shire have been informed of the situation,and in fact an email exists from when the arrangement was made by TDS to take over the account liability. When asked to provide these demands in writing,Shire said they had no need to do so and would be taking proceedings if he did not pay. Shire themselves are no strangers to controversy,and an internet search reveals that they were a party to previous regulatory investigations. Shire are holders of a number of Consumer Credit licences. If anyone has been affected by the TDS Administration and sale,please post details in this thread.
  15. We have been Sky customers since 2010 and received a Sky box as part of the contract. In May 2012 we decided to upgrade to a 1TB Sky digital box. We paid for this as a one off and nor connected into any contract. A couple of months ago we started experiencing a green screen and phoned in about it. We went through a planner rebuild, but the fault came back after a week or so, however now we have sound dropping out and the picture freezing occasionally. It happens about once a night and only seems to happen on recorded programs. Sky have agreed a fix, but on questioning them they will be replacing our box with refurbished box. As we bought our box outright, we do not want a refurbishment box preferring either a fix or a new replacement box. Under SOGA, can we demand the fix or if they cannot fix our box, a brand new replacement box? Thanks.
  16. their was a thread with a link to create your own free digital signature for signing word documents etc any chance of the link
  17. My friend lives in council accommodation and the council for the last 2 years has been changing tenants for digital reception on their high rise block of flats in London. Tenants were getting digital before the council employed a company to do the work for them. Since the company took over the digital aerial work tenants have had nothing but trouble with the service some with no connections whatsoever. Reading on another thread said that freeview will have to pay for their service, I wonder if that has kicked in as yet. My friend has got TV for 2 weeks and now no TV at all. Tenants have been given no end date when this work will cease, some elderly and disable tenants have no TV but they are charged for this service. It looks like the council is making tenants pay this contractor for work that is not needed for them. My friend is thinking of stopping his license fee, as he is not getting any TV, can he claim back his TV license for the months he had not TV.
  18. Hi, Wondering if anyone can shed any light on this, Where does the law stand on digital signatures on a direct debit form? Basically a DCA are requesting "A hand written signature" or "original signature" for the "Banking process". My question is: Will the bank NOT accept digital signatures on DD forms? Or are they just pursuant on gaining a copy of my hand-written signature? Thanks
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