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  1. Bank account holders who are tricked into transferring money to fraudsters could be entitled to reimbursement if they have acted with the "requisite level of care" under proposed new rules. Latest figures show consumers lost £92.9m to authorised push payment (APP) sc@ms in the first half of 2018 - but unlike victims of other types of fraud such as credit or debit card [problem]s they are currently not entitled to be repaid by payment providers. A body set up to address the issue has now proposed changing this, though it has yet to resolve who will pay for the compensation in cases wh
  2. As the title says, here goes. First a little background. I've recently started my own business and opened up my own shop. I'm quite young to have done such a thing but I felt the time was right. I'd had the premises for a month and was waiting for a letter from whoever supplied the previous tenants electricity, so I could look into energy contracts etc. which never arrived (which only made me anxious anyway). Fast forward to a couple of days ago, on the day before the shop opening, tensions were running high, stress at getting the finishing touches done when I get a phone call
  3. Advice please guys In 2012 took a phone contract out with EE and returned phone within a week back to shop simply as no reception In 2014 I had a few debt collection letters all of which went in bin Late 2014 I moved to a new house and started getting letters at new house early in 2015 from Lowell finance all of which went in bin Yesterday I came home to a letter from Lowell solicitors stating a CCJ had been obtained and a court order of £50 a month payment had been missed I rung Lowell solicitors for proof of the CCJ and was given a date and case number I
  4. I was recently tricked into agreeing to a new three year energy contract with Opus Energy by a broker who led me to believe they were calling on behalf of my energy supplier, e.On UK Energy Services Ltd. When someone called and identified themselves as calling from UK Energy Services Ltd (note the similar name; my hearing isn't good), told me I was on a residential contract (true) and should be on a business one (true), I went along with them and agreed to switch to the business contractor, Opus Energy, thinking they were still part of e.On. I was wrong. Unfortunately, this misunderstand
  5. Hi, Today enforcment agents came to my home asking for a person that dosent live here for a year now. I made a mistake by letting them in. They said they had the right to take any goods to disharge the debt the person has. I explained to them that he dosent live here, show all my documents including tennancy contract, bills, etc. They still said they are going to take the goods and then i need to send the documents to the council to get my items back or i can pay the sum and they are going to leave. They send i can get refund from the council as soon as i provide t
  6. Just been had by BES, wish i researched them before hand. I've been had by these BES also. Is there a way of getting out of the contract quickly ? Hi, Been tricked into a 5yr contract with BES by a broker, 'Concept Industries'. Called BES to be released from said contract, but can't. Any help is appreciated for a quick solution. Thanks KB
  7. My friend decided to take over her ex-boss' small business after her boss retired - rather than face losing her job. She has borrowed heavily to do this. Unfortunately, she is a very naive and trusting person and did not realise that people would be trying to exploit her. She let "a very nice saleswoman who was so helpful and understanding" talk her into signing a contract to provide her with a service that was going to help my friend make money. My friend signed a contract after this saleswoman explained the contract to my friend thoroughly. My friend also provided her bank details.
  8. Hi folks, I'm hoping someone can help, I've had great and helpful advice before. I was in London for work on the 12/08/2014 and was trying to park near to UCLH. In heading for a certain car park I came to the junction (pictured and circled) and was stuck. As I approached, I could see this was a one way street, I could only go ahead but due to the bus in front of me I cant see this until I have nowhere to turn. So, rather than avoid the big red C by making a hazard of myself (a 3 point turn here would have been a disaster) I went across and got out ASAP using the route marked out. It was t
  9. Recently my partner replied to a job advert "Financial Services Officer". Basically the job was about receiving money trough Giro transfer into personal account and transfer them further using Western Union. The company issued all terms and conditions, invoices for transactions, they have a website which is still online and they are registered in the UK. My partner did two transactions for this company, for £1600 total. After that Santander locked her account due to suspicious activity. The company ceased contact after finding that out and Santander started investigation. No one ever cont
  10. Hi there everyone, I know its late but hope someone is awake and can give me a little advice. I had a £2000 debt with HSBC, passed to Metropolitan collection services and communications began. I researched other people's advice to get written communications and take details of any phone contact. Mid September I offered £500 as a full and final settlement figure, which they accepted via a letter from them, dated 18th September giving me a deadline of 15th September!! Of course, making it impossible to pay. I called and they realised the error. They said they would have to
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