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    • I came across this discussion recently and just wanted to give my experience of A Shade Greener that may help others regarding their boiler finance agreement.
      We had a 10yr  finance contract for a boiler fitted July 2015.
      After a summer of discontent with ASG I discovered that if you have paid HALF the agreement or more you can legally return the boiler to them at no cost to yourself. I've just returned mine the feeling is liberating.
      It all started mid summer during lockdown when they refused to service our boiler because we didn't have a loft ladder or flooring installed despite the fact AS installed the boiler. and had previosuly serviced it without issue for 4yrs. After consulting with an independent installer I was informed that if this was the case then ASG had breached building regulations,  this was duly reported to Gas Safe to investigate and even then ASG refused to accept blame and repeatedly said it was my problem. Anyway Gas Safe found them in breach of building regs and a compromise was reached.
      A month later and ASG attended to service our boiler but in the process left the boiler unusuable as it kept losing pressure not to mention they had damaged the filling loop in the process which they said was my responsibilty not theres and would charge me to repair, so generous of them! Soon after reporting the fault I got a letter stating it was time we arranged a powerflush on our heating system which they make you do after 5 years even though there's nothing in the contract that states this. Coincidence?
      After a few heated exchanges with ASG (pardon the pun) I decided to pull the plug and cancel our agreement.
      The boiler was removed and replaced by a reputable installer,  and the old boiler was returned to ASG thus ending our contract with them. What's mad is I saved in excess of £1000 in the long run and got a new boiler with a brand new 12yr warranty. 
      You only have to look at TrustPilot to get an idea of what this company is like.
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    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
      If circumstances have got to the point where you are finding it unmanageable you must ask yourself why you feel the need to pay.  I guarantee you that these companies have built bad debt into their business model and no one over there is losing any sleep over your debt to them!  They will see you as a victim and cash cow and they will be reluctant to discuss final offers, only ways to keep you paying with threats of court action or seizing your assets if you have any.
      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
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Just received this email and normally as a sensible woman i would just delete it but i thought would check first..........Load of old rubbish or are the drinks on me lol.......








We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Yahoo! Financial year

promotions held on the 01/07/2008.Your e-mail address attached to ticket

number ********** with serial number *********, batch number

**********,lottery ref number ********** and drew lucky numbers

14-22-28-37-40-44 which consequently won you the cash prize in the 1st

category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of

�1,000,000.00 (i.e One Million United Kingdom Pounds).Please note

that this Promotional Programmes tagged "Thanks for contributing to our

financial Sucess" was sponsored and organized by the Yahoo! Microsoft

Corporation in view of the Financial benefits YAHOO! have received from

its numerous customers either through adverts, hosting and personal

emails. The reason this lottery was organized is to thank the numerous

public including users and non-users of YAHOO! MAIL for the financial

benefits THE YAHOO! MICROSOFT CORPORATION have received as a result of

their P atronage this Year.This Lottery is approved and licensed by the

International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This lottery is the

first of its kind organised by YAHOO! MICROSOFT In view of this, your One

Million United Kingdom Pounds (�1,000,000.00) would be released to

you by the claims office here in UK. To file for your claims, please

contact our claims director Mr.Robert Clarke who is incharge of the claims

office in UK. Contact him for the claims of your One Million United

Kingdom Pounds.You are to contact the claims officer with his office email

address and telephone number provided in the below details:


Mr.Robert Clarke



44 Moorfields London EC2Y 9AL UNITED KINGDOM




For processing and remmitance of your winnings, you are required to

contact our designated claims officer with the following underlisted




(Receipt Official Notification Letter)











HAVE YOU A PASSPORT OR LICENCE (identification on delivery)*






Once again on behalf of al l our staff, CONGRATULATIONS!!!



Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Amelia Hunts

Online Promotions Manager

Uk Administrative Unit.

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[problem] of the first order.....


Sample Promotion Prize [problem] Email:

YAHOO! International Promotions Program

"Mrs.Amelia Hunts", "Kennedy Spencer"


This is a very simple [problem]. They claim you won a Yahoo promotion, which is giving away millions of dollars based on a randomly selected email address. The [problem] is obvious: it's simply preposterous to think that any company, let alone Yahoo, would randomly give away money. Promotions are specific and tied to their products or services. In this [problem], you can't even figure out what that product would be!

There are many signs that this is a fraud, not the least of which are:

  • Email address ballot: There is no such thing as a "computer ballot system" or "computer email draw". No one, not even Microsoft has a database of email addresses of the type or magnitude they suggest.

  • Using free email account: The [EDIT] is writing to you from a FREE email account. Don't you think a real organization would use its own email, its own domain and website?

  • What are they promoting? No one promotes "world peace" or "use of the internet" by handing out millions to random strangers. That's just stupid to believe. And if they are promoting a product, then this must be the world's worst promotion, because no one has heard of it, outside of the email you just received. In this case, they don't even say what they are promoting... which means they aren't promoting anything!

And a legitimate lottery certainly would not use free hotmail, yahoo, elitist, or aim email accounts.

Notice the gibberish writing, excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL letters, lack of decent punctuation and other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free email accounts rather than a domain and website that matches the lottery name, etc.

It is a typical [problem] sweepstakes winning notification.



See here........


Sample Promotion Winning [problem] Email: YAHOO! International Promotions Program


If you Google it you will find many more reports of this [problem].


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"The Yahoo! Microsoft Corporation"


Thought Yahoo! turned MS down


As rooster says con! Feel free to mark as spam and let your spam filter take care of it in future!

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17/10/2006 Recieve claim against me from lloyds TSB for £312.82

18/10/06 S.A.R - (Subject Access Request) sent

03/02/07 Claim allocated to small claims. Hearing set for 15/05/07. Lloyds ordered to file statement setting out how they calculate their charges

15/05/07 Lloyds do not attend. Judgement ordered for £192 approx, £3 travel costs and removal of default notice

29/05/07 4pm Lloyds deadline for payment of CCJ expires. Warrant of execution ready to go

19/06/07 Letter from court stating Lloyds have made a cheque payment to court

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You are all invited for drinks on me.


I have been totting up my winnings this morning and I can tell you all, I am very rich.


Not only have I also won the same as the op, I have also won:






Ref No: UK/9420X2/68

Batch No: 074/05/ZY369




We happily announce to you the draw (#1198) of the UK INTERNATIONAL EMAIL DRAW; online International program held 1st August 2008.Your e-mail address with Serial number 5368/06 drew the lucky numbers: 17/33-45. Your email won you 1,500,000.00 Great British Pounds.






Ticket Number:8603775966738

with Serial Number 5368/02


Drew the Winning Number :17,25,18,21,37,42,95 (bonus no.97)


You have therefore been approved to claim total sum of £1,628,360.00 ( One Million Six Hundred And Twenty Eight Thousand Three Hundred And Sixty Million Great Britain Pound)






I am writing in respect to your lottery winning prize of TWO MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND GBP (£2,500,000.00) which you won through the email ballot draws in the U.K. National Lottery Promotional Award in March 2008 in the Second (2nd) Category of our prize winners.




I have been waiting for you since to come down here and pick your Cashier's Cheque which was given to me by my Boss, Alhaji Dangote to keep till you contacted me. This Cashier's Cheque worth US$1.5M but I did not heard from you since that time , then I went and deposited the Cashier's Cheque with DIPCSCO Courrier company here in Benin Republic , because I travelling to Iraq to see my Boss and will not come back till Three months time. You have to contact the DIPCSCO Courier company to know when they will deliver your package .I have paid for the delivering charges and insurance fee.




Yahoo/Msn Lottery


Baley House, Har Road

Sutton, Greater London SM1 4te

United Kingdom.


This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Five hundred thousand, Great Britain Pound Sterlings(£500,000.00) for this month

2008 Lottery promotion which is organized by YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.



I won't post any more as I would hate it if you envied me.


Why do they always make the amounts so ridiculous, if it was a couple of thousand then surely they would get more responses.

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Neh! I've just look in my email junk box and have won a total of (in the past week alone)....wait for it.....


£281,665,944 in cash

£143,000 in vouchers and about the same in goods waiting to be sent to me.


Ooh - and I can apply for loans that would dwarf the national debt of Bolivia!

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Neh! I've just look in my email junk box and have won a total of (in the past week alone)....wait for it.....


£281,665,944 in cash

£143,000 in vouchers and about the same in goods waiting to be sent to me.


Ooh - and I can apply for loans that would dwarf the national debt of Bolivia!


I also had some Russian girls who are in love with me and want me to email them back (even though they haven't seen me), my mrs won't let me, she says they might be real.





I withdraw my invitation - the drinks are on gyzmo.

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yep, I get all this plus many many offers to extend my penis :D errrrr helllooooooo I havn't got a penis, let alone one that needs extending !!



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Yes, it is a con. The simple rule is


"If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

British Shoe Corporation - won :) BT - won :) West Lancs Council - lost :-x 02 - won :) British Airways - still fighting :o STOP PRESS - RSPCA - daughter won with letters I wrote :)

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if you really want tohave fun with this is kind of [problem] then have a look of this webiste and their forusm . they have a lot of information about this kind of [problem]


Welcome to the 419 Eater



Only do this if you are very good at this sort of thing. It is easy to get caught out as these people are very smart - just don't know how to spell. You'd be surprised how many people do fall for these things.


[Oh, and as of today I've been told I've won over £795m (including converting dollars & euros into pounds) as well as a lot of other things and some cute girls who apparently want me - can't see why though, they must be too dumb then so I don't want them!;)]


:!: All the information I impart is my advice based on my experience. It does not constitute professional advice. If in doubt, always consult with a professional. :!:


:-) If you feel my post has been helpful, please click my scales. :-)

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yes i agree with you legal pickle very easy to fall under "their spell".


i have been doiung [problem] baiting for a while and it is really good fun if you know how to do it properly and obviously..


if u want to do that i suggest open a new e-mail account with a fake name , fake address, fake bank account ., fake everything .... .


i even have my own business " the massage in the sack " and it is doing well on the stock exchange of course for a very small fee you could be benefit from my own business secret!

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