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  1. Can you believe it. A 93 year old war veteran targeted. 23,000 Pounds taken in a few hours. Video of this crime. The victim was withdrawing money when he was distracted by one of the men while another obtains the victim's PIN number and switches his bank card. It was only when he tried to use his card again a few days after the theft he realised the cards had been changed. Officers said that within a few hours of the theft, which took place on December 14 just before 3pm, the men had withdrawn £23,000 from the victim's account. DI Simon Bromiley, who is leading the investigation, said: What is quite clear from our inquiries so far is that these three men were very well organised in their deception and very selective about their victim. They watched the gentlemen as he came into the bank and then carried out this despicable and callous theft" – DI SIMON BROMILEY Cash machine distraction thieves steal £23,000 from 93-year-old. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-35132842
  2. Hi all, I have been working for my company for 19 months now and everything was going well until November 2012 when my disability had started causing problems and I needed a lot of time off. I had been giving them fit notes but I received no money (SSP) until February. In total I have had 20 weeks off work with fit notes yet they have only paid me 10 weeks SSP. During this time they were ignoring my emails, letters and requests in meetings for SSP until they eventually caved in and gave me some SSP in February. Now I have started going back to work and when payday came in April I did not get paid. I asked why and they said they are not sure what I should be paid but I will get something soon. Eventually they said I would get paid at the end of May for two months pay. Towards the end of May I sent both directors emails twice to remind them how much I should be paid and when I have been in. Come May the 31st I was paid £42, it should have been well over a thousand. I have not been paid any of the remaining SSP, the hours I worked, official annual leave that had been authorised or any of the three recent bank holidays. So I emailed both directors twice on the 31st and heard nothing back as usual. I called the director responsible for HR and he said to call him back after 2pm. When I called him someone else answered and told me he always leaves at 2pm on a Friday. I am being made redundant on the 6th June as the company is looking to downsize but no one else has had payment issues or ignored such as I have. I have been there alot longer than others who have been kept even though I have more experience and been there longer. I have spoke to CAB and they save said it's a serious case of disability discrimination (treated differently and poorly since I went ill), unlawful deduction of wages (two months of not paying/incorrect payments) and constructed dismissal (choosing me to leave even though I am more experienced and paid the same as others). I am entitled to resign and take it to a tribunal alone for constructed dismissal apparently due to feeling forced out by not paying me then choosing me for redundancy when I don't leave. I am seeing an employment solicitor Monday to take it further. I've put a lot of information here so if you need clarification let me know but do you think I have been targeted. Thanks all.
  3. Debt-hit soldiers are targeted by 3,300% payday loan firm... in MOD's own magazine Loans company sold advertising space in Ministry of Defence magazine Rising concern about the number of soldiers getting into debt New recruits earn less than £14,000 a year and private are paid £18,000 The Ministry of Defence was condemned last night for cashing in on the debts of its poorest soldiers by selling advertising space in its staff magazine to a payday loans company. For an undisclosed fee, Forces Loans, which charges an APR of more than 3,300 per cent, is promoting its loans in Defence Focus – a magazine published by the MoD and read by British troops worldwide. The revelation comes as Army commanding officers are expressing concern about the numbers of soldiers getting into debt, and when thousands of troops are expecting to be made redundant in the latest round of job cuts. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254767/Debt-hit-soldiers-targeted-3-300-payday-loan-firm-MODs-magazine.html
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