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    • If you are flying away tomorrow (or rather this) morning I'd just forget about complaining to the police now.  As BF said earlier it's probably just a waste of your time anyway so I wouldn't worry about it.  Forget it for now.  Have a safe flight and concentrate on your other thread against Aviva.
    • I'm afraid you won't get a complaint drafted before tomorrow morning - and I think most others here think it would be a waste of time anyway and that the police decision won't change.  I would ask for a review and make a complaint on principle, but I suspect you are better off concentrating your effort on your other thread and direct complaint against Aviva.   Unless you are out of the country for an extended period I'd wait until your return before considering futrther whwther to complain about the police.   [ By the way, just so that you don't mislead yourself as it's a mistake many people make, ALL agreements are "verbal" in that they are composed of words.  Some agreements are in writing and others are oral, spoken or vocal.  The law recognises oral or spoken agreements just as much as ones that are written down.  The only practical difference is that oral agreements can be difficult to prove in a dispute]
    • Just to add there is a scheme called the Victim's Right to Review.  It basically applies to decisions made by the CPS not to go ahead with a prosecution.  It doesn't apply to decisions made by local police forces, but it does say:   19.  Decisions that are not eligible for VRR include: ... iii where the police or other investigator exercises their independent discretion not to investigate or not to investigate a case further (whether in consultation with the CPS or not) and the CPS have not been requested / have been unable to make a final decision to charge. Requests for review of such decisions should instead be addressed to the relevant police force/other investigator; [My bold] Victims' Right to Review Scheme | The Crown Prosecution Service WWW.CPS.GOV.UK   I'm not familiar with the scheme so can't advise - but other posters here may know about it or have experience of it.  You need to read the above link but note that it talks about things that seem to fit your situation.   eg a victim is defined as ‘a person who has made an allegation that they have suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss which was directly caused by criminal conduct’.   If you have not already requested that the police review their decision not to pass the case onto the CPS, then I would do so.  If you are not happy with the outcome of that, complain.   I can't advise you definitely to go ahead and ask for a review or complain, but if I were in your situation that is what I would do.  But I tend to agree with BankFodder that you'll get nowhere and, if you are sick and tired of all this and just want it to go away, then just drop the police.  However, if you don't try...   [Apologies for the italic typeface/font - it's the above link causing it.  The italics should have stopped at the end of the third para above ending ' ... criminal conduct'.  I can't change it.  Very annoying]
    • @Manxman in exile I eloped to get with my husband si my husband and siblings never sat together in the same room .   Hes claiming a verbal agreement was made but a verbal agreement doesn't hold any water in the eyes of the law..no agreement was made I was in Leeds with my toddler.    He has made use of the policy , had the luxury of the insurance and reversed the money back and now Aviva are coming after me.   You've summed it up well is there anyone in the group that can help me draft the complaint to the police as I'm flying out first thing tomorrow and my head is all over the place.   My husband me Mr z , my late father and eldest brother were at this meeting supposedly when the verbal agreement was made but yet the officer took a statement off the eldest brother and didn't take it off the husband and based the final decision on the eldest brothers statement and Mr Z and all other evidence which is in written form has been completely dismissed    I'm fighting it all alone coming from an Asian background I am getting taunts and salt is bring rubbed on my wounds its not been a pleasant experience yo say the least trying to prove my innocence and having to listen to the b******* being spouted out by everyone whilst Mr Z is walking away not guilty 
    • I would complain to the police - even if I thought it would go nowhere.  I can't see that you have anything to lose.   I can't tell you the grounds of your complaint because I don't know the details of everything that has happened (you know better than I do)  and because I've found much of the story too difficult to follow.     But - based on everything you have told us - it seems to me that your brother has clearly committed fraud by obtaining the benefit of an insurance policy by falsely misrepresenting that he was opening the policy on your behalf and also by falsely misrepresenting himself - or a third party - as being your husband.  If your brother could not have taken out that policy without making those misrepresentations, then he has committed fraud.  It doesn't matter whether the victim was Aviva or you  and it doesn't matter if the victim realises they've been defrauded or not - the police should investigate it properly.  In this case you are the ultimate victim of the fraud because Aviva are saying that you owe them for the premiums on the policy your brother fraudulently took out, so whether Aviva consider they were the victims of fraud or not is irrelevant - they don't care because you end up as the fall guy.  Point out that this may have ended in a civil dispute over a debt between you and Aviva, but that that debt directly arises as a result of your brother's fraud in claiming to be acting on your behalf and by impersonating your brother.   One of the reasons the police seem to have dropped this case (and this needs to be one of your main grounds of complaint I think) is that they have accepted without question your brother's statement that your husband was somehow involved or in some way agreed to your brother taking this policy out in your name, and the police have simply and uncritically accepted your brother's word on that without ever speaking to your husband, who would vigourously deny it.    (I can't make any better suggestion than that because, to be honest, I don't follow what has happened.  If you never authorised your brother to open this insurance policy at all then I don't understand why the police would place any importance at all on your husband being present at a meeting with your brother.  What did your husband's presence have to do with the insurance policy?  Even if he had been at such meeting (which you say he denies) then how could he authorise anything on your behalf?  None of it makes any sense to me and I can't see why the police would think it did.)   Challenge the police to explain to you why they believe there is insufficient evidence to pass this on to the CPS   I would follow the published complaints procedure of the police force in question and I would also send a copy to your local Police and Crime Commissioner.   I think the main problem here is that (despite what the nice woman PC may have suggested to you) the police have never considered you to be the victim.  You need to demonstrate to them via your complaint that you are the victim here.   One other question: is your husband and are your family supporting you through this, or are you going it alone?
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Hi there,

 

I was wondering if anyone had any experience dealing with Sky and their complaints procedure ? I've had a highly rude intallation engineer at my house this morning, and navigating the Sky homepage and finding a complaints email / department is practically impossible.

 

Does anyone know of an email address which I can use by any chance ?

 

Could I attempt to recover the 2 days pay I've lost due to me waiting for the installation ?

 

Thanks to any who can help,

 

Jordan

04/07/2006 - Full, unconditional offer made from HSBC, accepted. £1444.xx (unfair charges)

01/06/2011 - Barclay CC PPI claim initiated

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04/07/2006 - Full, unconditional offer made from HSBC, accepted. £1444.xx (unfair charges)

01/06/2011 - Barclay CC PPI claim initiated

13/09/2011 - Claim rejected :|

19/10/2015 - Claim restarted !!!!

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I would start off by phoning installations. Customer service wont do much apart from prob tell you to phone installations or customer care.

 

I would phone installations and ask to speak to a manager and take it from there.

My claims

 

Halifax - Data Protection Act 26/5/06, non compliance of Data Protection Act 20/07/06, Prelim £260 3/8, LBA 19/8

TSB - Data Protection Act 25/6/06, total £225, Prelim 4/7, LBA 11/7, court claim filed 27/7

Capital One - DPA 20/06/06, Prelim £270 1/8 LBA sent 9/8

B.O.S CC - DPA 20/06/06, prelim 6/7 £130, LBA 21/7/06, court claim to be filed

Citi cards - Data Protection Act sent 20/06/06, prelim 26/07 £520, LBA t 14/8

Black horse finance - DPA 18/06/06, prelim 31/7 £180, LBA 7/8

Halifax joint account - Prelim 6/7 £744, LBA 22/7 court claim to be filed

 

My Mums claims

 

MBNA - DPA 13/06/06, Prelim 17/7 £738, LBA 7/8

Capital One - DPA 29/05/06, Prelim 10/8 £570

Barclaycard - DPA 20/06/06, Prelim 6/7 for £420, LBA 17/7 court claim to be filed

Littlewoods CC - DPA sent 3/7, non compliance of DPA sent 14/8

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For ALL general enquiries you call 08702 40 40 40 the only other 2 numbers are for technical (irrelevant) and sales (irrelevant)

 

The only options you get are:

1. Sky Broadband

2. HD

3. Sky+

4. Digibox and everything else

 

So number 4 and explain to the advisor at the end of the day customer service is for dealind with problems and complaints, customer care is just another name for customer service anyway. There's no such thing as "installations" besides an installation manager may not be authorised to give you free sky for xx months in the way that CS reps can when you call

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There is such thing as Installations - tel 08705 95 95 95 and install managers can give you offers or credit your account.

 

Customer care is a seperate department from customer services.

 

Customer service wont offer discounts because of this, they would just escalate it to customer care.

 

I know this from experience as I work for Sky.

My claims

 

Halifax - Data Protection Act 26/5/06, non compliance of Data Protection Act 20/07/06, Prelim £260 3/8, LBA 19/8

TSB - Data Protection Act 25/6/06, total £225, Prelim 4/7, LBA 11/7, court claim filed 27/7

Capital One - DPA 20/06/06, Prelim £270 1/8 LBA sent 9/8

B.O.S CC - DPA 20/06/06, prelim 6/7 £130, LBA 21/7/06, court claim to be filed

Citi cards - Data Protection Act sent 20/06/06, prelim 26/07 £520, LBA t 14/8

Black horse finance - DPA 18/06/06, prelim 31/7 £180, LBA 7/8

Halifax joint account - Prelim 6/7 £744, LBA 22/7 court claim to be filed

 

My Mums claims

 

MBNA - DPA 13/06/06, Prelim 17/7 £738, LBA 7/8

Capital One - DPA 29/05/06, Prelim 10/8 £570

Barclaycard - DPA 20/06/06, Prelim 6/7 for £420, LBA 17/7 court claim to be filed

Littlewoods CC - DPA sent 3/7, non compliance of DPA sent 14/8

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Well thats good then because that number isnt published anywhere.

 

I wasnt referring specifically to Sky but in general Customer Service is the first port of call in nearly every scenario as thats what you are a customer and you need some help.

 

I had a problem with Sky years ago when the engineer turned up on Sunday morning and made every excuse imaginable to not install the dish including saying I needed a 20' pole in my garden to put the dish on (6 houses in the street had Sky already no problem).

 

I called CS and complained and they sent the special installs team round a week later who installed it in 20 mins no problems at all so CS are perfectly capable of dealing with these things

 

Anyway calling 404040 is fine as if theres a problem they can put you through or give you the correct number too.

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After being with SKY for over 15 years ive come to the conclusion SKY is a joke. I recived my bill late (i still pay through the post office, i still pay that way after seeing a freind messed around with back accounts). Anyway the bill wasnt paid on time so SKY cut me off. Normally i pay the bill and they reconnect me, now some smart stuck up sod has decided that if you still pay through the post office before they`ll reconect you, and theyve not bothered to let anyone who pays this way know the new rules. You have to pay 3 months (around £120 for me) in advance. Id already paid around £80 a couple of weeks ago and over a week ago i paid another £42 yet still NO SKY. so ive paid £120 to see a subscribe to SKY message. Theyve treated me like crap

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Hi All,

 

 

An email to the main man [email protected] should resolve it. Here is a copy of an email I sent:

 

Dear Jeremy,

 

 

I would like to express my utter frustration at the service I have received as a paying Sky customer, and have been given your contact details to try and bring some resolve to the issue.

 

I moved house in June and brought Sky with me from my previous address. Since moving into this address however, I have had constant intermittent internet connection and now a crackling noise has began on my line.

 

I have lost count of the amount of times I have called the technical help team, been given a ticket number and then passed to the "escalations" team. This has never rectified the situation and I have been requesting a BT engineer to come out in person to fix this very frustrating problem.

 

I have been told by the "escalations" team that it costs "a lot of money" to send an engineer and that other things have to be looked at first.

 

The question I have is this,.....How Many times does a Customer have to complain about the SAME issue before someone is sent to efficiently deal with it? How many times do I have to continue to pay over £80 per month to a company that will not deal with issues that arise?

 

I have had 2 routers sent out and tried with my computer, I have spent in total, about 3-4 hours on the phone to Sky. Tonight for instance I called back as the "solution" that was proposed last night by one of Sky's advisors failed to rectify the issue.

 

When I called I was greeted by a very abrupt and quite frankly rude individual who first of all tried to get me off the phone by telling me they were going to try "a few things" on the line and call me back in 24 hours He kept banging on about speed of the internet which to be honest has NEVER been an issue when the internet works!

 

After speaking to yet another "escalations" person from a different team, he came back and advised me that he can send an engineer but only mornings or from 1pm but I had to be here. I tried to explain that I can not take any holidays this close to Christmas. I had been off 2 weeks ago where an engineer could have come then.

 

After explaining this he very abruptly advised that BT engineers can't come on a Saturday - and I quote "because sometimes they don't turn up on a Saturday". Is that a suitable response at all to a Customer who is already frustrated?

 

When I advised that this was not an appropriate response (and to be quite frank he sounded like he had no idea what he was talking about) he hung up. Now bearing in mind that I had already spent 40 minutes in the queue to then be hung up on, well you can imagine how I felt.

 

So I called back and spent another 40 minutes in the queue, to be told by another advisor that no weekdays appointments can be booked.

 

Now here I am with a limited internet connection and no way of rectifying this.

 

I have had so much of an issue now that I am completely at my wits end, and would like my Sky contract cancelled with immediate effect. I have not received the service that I was promised, and as way of compensation for the utter farce that is Customer Technical Support, I want all of my services cancelled. I am aware that I am in my contract still, but feel that I can contest this due to the level of service I have received. I feel that Sky have breached their terms of the agreement by not providing an adequate service, and by their constant "passing of the buck" in the technical help team. I, as many other customers feel, can not separate my services and only be happy with one quarter of them. To me a company that is unwilling to help is one that I no longer wish to be part of for any service.

 

I am not requesting this lightly, as I have always, in the past found sky to offer the best in terms of TV packages and HD, but I can not deal with this anymore. If I thought there were a solution to the issue then I would gladly take it, but to be honest there doesn't appear to be. I have been paying for a service that I haven't been able to use properly and that isn't fair.

 

I do hope that you don't take this complaint personally, I am just venting but do appreciate that you personally are not to blame. It may also be an idea to request that the gentleman who hung up on me is retrained on how to deliver an average (at least) level of customer service.

 

If there are any questions at all, I can be contacted on **********

 

Kind Regards

 

 

 

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After being with SKY for over 15 years ive come to the conclusion SKY is a joke. I recived my bill late (i still pay through the post office, i still pay that way after seeing a freind messed around with back accounts). Anyway the bill wasnt paid on time so SKY cut me off. Normally i pay the bill and they reconnect me, now some smart stuck up sod has decided that if you still pay through the post office before they`ll reconect you, and theyve not bothered to let anyone who pays this way know the new rules. You have to pay 3 months (around £120 for me) in advance. Id already paid around £80 a couple of weeks ago and over a week ago i paid another £42 yet still NO SKY. so ive paid £120 to see a subscribe to SKY message. Theyve treated me like crap

 

hi there new poster here just thought id give a bit of insight into sky. about this. I work in customer services.

 

they brung that policy in a while ago and it does happen whereby post arrives late and bills arent sent out what normally happens is the bill is generated 14 days before the billing date. The important thing is if the payment is 10 days late the tv veiwing is blocked. It used to be by paying the bill it got putback on but what they started saying doing was to get it put back on the balance has to be cleared and 2 months tv subscription payed in advance to keep it on invoice.OR set up a direct debit and clear the balance or set up DD and get balance below 80 pounds and it comes back on. After thats done you can then wait a few days for the bank to be notified of the DD setup and then cancel the direct debit at the banks end.Alot of the time we are so hindered by computer systems we cant even use common sense to these things e.g. when postal strikes are on to overide the system. Hope this helps you out and gives an insight of what happens.I know you have heard stories about people being messed about with bank accounts with sky just hope this helps.

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These are my adventures so far with Sky, I will keep you all updated:

Are you:

a) Stupid

b) Illiterate

 

I have asked that you do not call or email me - you have done both. Please READ this CAREFULLY as it contains important instructions for you. To make it even easier I have marked the relevant passages so they stand out - can you spot them by yourself? Please do not waste any more of my working time.

 

Original submission to Sky on Weds 10th Feb. 2010:

 

In response to:

 

KMM4581268I15977L0KM

 

KMM4577278I15977L0KM

 

KMM4539257I15977L0KM

 

Original 1st message sent on Friday 5th Feb:

 

1st engineer shows up Sunday 31st Jan in the morning,can't install, need special heights team i'd explained the issues over several calls to various people the week prior to this. Book special heights team using his handset for Monday 1st Feb. I book the day off work (i now have 24 days holiday left). 2nd engineer turns up, wrong ladders for booking. Was booked as special heights but the 'code' had not been amended so he didn't have the right ladders. Sky will call me to re-arrange. sky don't. I call them, on (mobile) phone for 15 mins, wasting time and money re-booking in job. Sky guarantee I will have Sky this Friday 5th as the job is re-booked. I ensure all information is provided and they know to turn up with a 'big' ladder. I have booked Friday off (now have 23 days holiday left). Friday 5th - no one calls, no one turns up. I call Sky, ask to speak to supervisor but that person is busy and they will call me back. They haven't. I was given engineer's number and asked to call myself so i do. engineer is booked and should be with me by 6. It is now 17:55, i have spent whole day waiting for a Sky engineer and now need to go out - result? Sky will not be installed. I call Sky again (in the meantime) and speak to billing to confirm I am not being charged for Sky when you are too inept to arrange an engineer visit. I am told it will be credited back, they also try to get hold of engineer, alas to no avail - all the while I am on hold, wasting more time and money but that's okay as I'm on holiday right? I want to make a complaint so I ask about the procedure, I am told you don't have a complaints department and customer service isn't really about servicing the customer. I search online for the complaints procedure and here I am. Still no Sky, still no answer. The best thing about this is that it happened last year when we had Sky at our previous flat. We had 4 engineers that time and in the end I had to cancel the contract and go with an independent installer - something I was told I would definately not need to do this time - I really shouldn't have listened to your bungling advice again. This all leaves me incredibly angry, furious one might say. I DO NOT want anything to do with your company any more. I want my contract terminated immediately and I never want to have any dealings with you as an organisation ever, ever again. I will also not be recommending you to my family, friends, strangers in the street, tube or when I am drunk in the pub. In fact I might open all my conversations with "Don't have anything to do with Sky, they are incompetent muppets who take your money and raise your blood pressure."

 

Subsequent email sent on Monday 8th Feb. I do not have a copy of this mail but it was sent to update you that the enmgineer turned up at 9am Saturday morning and again was unable to install. Have been recommended to wait until the roof is dry. Multiple issues with the potential installation - issues that I have been over with Sky on the phone on several occasions.

 

I have still not received a phone call from a supervisor as requested on Friday 5th Feb.

 

I sent these details to Sky in response to an automated email from 'Stacey' on Tuesday 9th Feb:

 

Account number: 6***********

 

Login name:

 

Card number: 4*******

Pin number: ****

 

[email protected]

 

KMM4539257I15977L0KM & KMM4569398I15977L0KM

 

To make things easier for you I have taken a copy of this email - in case of any more 'improvements' to your email service (I read 'lost the email') which was originally submitted using the online 'enquiry' form - so I can easily forward this to you again. I have also listed the outstanding/ unsatisfactory points below:

 

1) Why have I still not received a phone call from someone despite a request over the phone on Friday and having submitted my number on 2 separate occasions online? No one has called at any point to apologise, take charge, offer an explanation or resolution - the basic elements of customer service. I no longer wish to speak to anyone at Sky and would prefer that all correspondence from this point onwards is handled by post so I have a record. This is for two reasons: no-one I have spoken to has been able to resolve the problem, arrange an engineer visit competently, address any of my concerns, provide confirmation or understand any of the explanations I have provided; your online system seems unable to track submitted complaints '

To ensure your enquiry is directed to the correct team, we have made some changes to our e-mail support. We need you to re-submit your message by filling in the Sky Enquiry Form.' I am sick and tired of repeating myself on the phone and spending money contacting you, a rough estimate is that I have spent over 2 hours on the phone to you since the last week of Jan.

 

2) I requested confirmation that I will not be billed during the period for which I am not receiving the service - please can you still provide this. I have cancelled the Direct Debit to avoid you removing any funds from my account - again this is done because I do not trust any of your internal processes or feel I can rely on anything that I am told by Sky (the reasons for these sentiments should be clear from the horrendous way that Sky have acted and unreliability of engineer visit bookings).

 

3) I would like to receive an apology for using up two days of my annual leave for a 5 minute visit from an engineer who was unable to complete the job because the 'code' was incorrect and for an engineer visit who did not actually turn up. I do have to say that the engineer who did turn up on Saturday was very good, helpful and determined. He was not directly employed by Sky of course.

 

Again, please do not contact me via phone or email, please address your reply to:

 

Diego (this is the correct spelling of my name not Diago - don't get me started on that one)

*Address*

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:35:56 +0000

From: [email protected]

To:

Subject: Re: Customer service (TV) (KMM4592197I15977L0KM)

Dear Mr de Velasco

Customer Account Number: 630045182726

Thank you for your email.

I am sorry to hear you are having difficulties with your Sky account. I have tried to call you today but have been unsuccessful. Therefore, can you please call us on 08442 411 714 when it is convenient to discuss this matter. Our lines are open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. If you would prefer us to call you at a more convenient time and date, please let me know.

I hope this information has helped with your enquiry. If you require any further assistance, you can respond to my email. You can also contact our customer service team on 08442 41 41 41, where one of our advisors will be happy to help.

Kind regards

David

Customer Relations

http://www.sky.com

 

 

 

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  • Complaints
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In response to: KMM4581268I15977L0KM KMM4577278I15977L0KM KMM4539257I15977L0KM Original 1st message sent on Friday 5th Feb: 1st engineer shows up Sunday 31st Jan in the morning,can't install, need special heights team i'd explained the issues over several calls to various people the week prior to this. Book special heights team using his handset for Monday 1st Feb. I book the day off work (i now have 24 days holiday left). 2nd engineer turns up, wrong ladders for booking. Was booked as special heights but the 'code' had not been amended so he didn't have the right ladders. Sky will call me to re-arrange. sky don't. I call them, on (mobile) phone for 15 mins, wasting time and money re-booking in job. Sky guarantee I will have Sky this Friday 5th as the job is re-booked. I ensure all information is provided and they know to turn up with a 'big' ladder. I have booked Friday off (now have 23 days holiday left). Friday 5th - no one calls, no one turns up. I call Sky, ask to speak to supervisor but that person is busy and they will call me back. They haven't. I was given engineer's number and asked to call myself so i do. engineer is booked and should be with me by 6. It is now 17:55, i have spent whole day waiting for a Sky engineer and now need to go out - result? Sky will not be installed. I call Sky again (in the meantime) and speak to billing to confirm I am not being charged for Sky when you are too inept to arrange an engineer visit. I am told it will be credited back, they also try to get hold of engineer, alas to no avail - all the while I am on hold, wasting more time and money but that's okay as I'm on holiday right? I want to make a complaint so I ask about the procedure, I am told you don't have a complaints department and customer service isn't really about servicing the customer. I search online for the complaints procedure and here I am. Still no Sky, still no answer. The best thing about this is that it happened last year when we had Sky at our previous flat. We had 4 engineers that time and in the end I had to cancel the contract and go with an independent installer - something I was told I would definately not need to do this time - I really shouldn't have listened to your bungling advice again. This all leaves me incredibly angry, furious one might say. I DO NOT want anything to do with your company any more. I want my contract terminated immediately and I never want to have any dealings with you as an organisation ever, ever again. I will also not be recommending you to my family, friends, strangers in the street, tube or when I am drunk in the pub. In fact I might open all my conversations with "Don't have anything to do with Sky, they are incompetent muppets who take your money and raise your blood pressure." Subsequent email sent on Monday 8th Feb. I do not have a copy of this mail but it was sent to update you that the enmgineer turned up at 9am Saturday morning and again was unable to install. Have been recommended to wait until the roof is dry. Multiple issues with the potential installation - issues that I have been over with Sky on the phone on several occasions. I have still not received a phone call from a supervisor as requested on Friday 5th Feb. I sent these details to Sky in response to an automated email from 'Stacey' on Tuesday 9th Feb: Account number: 630045182726 Login name: diago-de Velasco-perez Card number: 495449126 Pin number: 2026 [email protected] KMM4539257I15977L0KM & KMM4569398I15977L0KM To make things easier for you I have taken a copy of this email - in case of any more 'improvements' to your email service (I read 'lost the email') which was originally submitted using the online 'enquiry' form - so I can easily forward this to you again. I have also listed the outstanding/ unsatisfactory points below: 1) Why have I still not received a phone call from someone despite a request over the phone on Friday and having submitted my number on 2 separate occasions online? No one has called at any point to apologise, take charge, offer an explanation or resolution - the basic elements of customer service. I no longer wish to speak to anyone at Sky and would prefer that all correspondence from this point onwards is handled by post so I have a record. This is for two reasons: no-one I have spoken to has been able to resolve the problem, arrange an engineer visit competently, address any of my concerns, provide confirmation or understand any of the explanations I have provided; your online system seems unable to track submitted complaints ' To ensure your enquiry is directed to the correct team, we have made some changes to our e-mail support. We need you to re-submit your message by filling in the Sky Enquiry Form.' I am sick and tired of repeating myself on the phone and spending money contacting you, a rough estimate is that I have spent over 2 hours on the phone to you since the last week of Jan. 2) I requested confirmation that I will not be billed during the period for which I am not receiving the service - please can you still provide this. I have cancelled the Direct Debit to avoid you removing any funds from my account - again this is done because I do not trust any of your internal processes or feel I can rely on anything that I am told by Sky (the reasons for these sentiments should be clear from the horrendous way that Sky have acted and unreliability of engineer visit bookings). 3) I would like to receive an apology for using up two days of my annual leave for a 5 minute visit from an engineer who was unable to complete the job because the 'code' was incorrect and for an engineer visit who did not actually turn up. I do have to say that the engineer who did turn up on Saturday was very good, helpful and determined. He was not directly employed by Sky of course. Again, please do not contact me via phone or email, please address your reply to: Diego de Velasco (this is the correct spelling of my name not Diago - don't get me started on that one) 107A Humber Road London SE3 7LW

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Hi

Does anyone have a name of the managing director of Customer Care at the moment for Sky.

For some reason everytime I call through to customer services team it is absolutely impossible to be put through to a manager! Could do with some help in taking things further need to write a letter to them.

I have lost the will to live with Sky Customer Services!! :mad:

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  • 2 weeks later...

Andrea Zappia [[email protected]]

Managing Director

Customer Group

BSkyB

 

Just cc'd him on a complaint email I sent to [email protected] at 23.30 [along with CEO] and have had read reply back from Mr Zappia at 23.43.

 

Been having problems since 17th Feb thru Sky Talk charges for calls I never made - some of which were there was no one in the building; my normal Sky Talk bill for last 18 months is approx. £5 per month; last month - over £300!

 

We shall see if all gets resolved far quicker now I've involved the big boys! Will report back...

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The calls were made to a sexline in the middle of the night!

 

Now here's the good news: It worked! Just had a call from Sky Executive team - cancelled all outstanding bills and TV back on [which was cut off on 17th Feb] and now they're running an internal investigation! Yay! Even was given a direct contact. It pays to go straight to the top. Terribly apologetic for the treatment I've had. S'pose I should thank Sky now for being efficient - but it did take 2 weeks!

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I'm sure an evening out sith 'someone of the night' might be cheaper! :)

 

Do tell when they report back, as if it is a billing error, then it opens up an interesting theory on the reliability of their customer data supplied.

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Hi everyone, new to this forum. :D

 

I recently had sky out to install a HD box for me, good i thought, this is gonna surprise the kids and hubby...........

Kids loved it :D

Hubby wants to kill engineer :-x

Problem is engineer came out to install it, moved furniture and left it all over the place, left bits of cable and cut off's all over the floor, now for the best bit.....Hubby built an enclosure around the tv on the wall (with sweat, several swearing moments and a lot of wiring) with a gap to one side so sockets and rear of tv was accessible. Wiring from the HD box was left hanging from the tv straight out the gap between the tv and enclosure (about an 1 1/2 inch gap). Now, the tv was able to be tilted so the engineer could get get to the relevant hdmi slots on side of tv as well as the access via the gap on the side of the enclosure which i had told him.

So not only had he left wiring hanging on further inspection by my hubby and in his own words " the ******* idiot has damaged the wall paper and the ******* enclosure".........

After 3 phone calls to sky, we had someone come out to inspect the work and damage they had caused, then 2 days ago i received a phone call to say they "were not taking any responsibility for any of the damage done".

Now hubby has called them back and demanded that someone else turns up to have another look at damage and they are sending someone else out tomorrow (Thurs).

1. What does anyone suggest i do to get this resolved?

2. My hubby is 6'3" built like a brick **** house and wants to cause damage to the engineer. How do i stop him? Lmao......

 

:grin:

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I think you are in a no-win situation, whatever you do.

 

From what you describe, an install engineer would be quite within his rights to see the job cannot be done, and leave you unconnected. Folk with specialist requirements (under floor wiring. bespoke furniture, special requests) are a real PITA, and whilst most engineers are willing to do what they can not to disappoint.

 

Just like carpet fitters demanding a room free of any furniture, built-in cabinets obstructing cable routings take the biscuit - the hardest task if (usually) brining in the lead from the satellite dish - but here this wasn't the issue, it was getting the cable into your A/v unit and up to the telly.

 

He can either do the work, and you make good after him at minimal cost, or he classes it as a special install and it costs you double, probably a month or so down the line.

 

Most folk go for option 1.

 

If you had told hubby, he could have made arrangements for the cabling to be done with minimal problems - the fact he knew nothing about it led to the situation you're now in.

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agreed - to be honest most 'Sky' engineers would not have touched it with a barge pole.

 

Did you sign the job sheet/pda at then end of the install?

 

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when i used to work for sky as subby both for firstline digital and cobra, i used to come across all kinds of routing requests for cables etc.

As for complaints, if the guy(S) who did the install turned up in a non sky van (the discoverylogo) etc then as a rule where sub contractors.

 

so if people have an issue over installs or bad work etc.

as well as contacting sky, try contacting the company the subbies work for as an example the ones i have listed..

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I wish to complain most angrily about sky. I have had a plus box since the creation of the world, or since they first arrived on planet earth and it has never been serviced, never had a call out, and never been offered an update. I got a new contract last year when I added phone and broadband and I saw in an add that anyone doing this also got a new Plus box or a new HD box which they wanted.

 

I was promised this again on the phone three weeks after I put my order in and they even put the order through but then they said that this was only for new customers. I have never had a new box and then recently I saw that they were sending people with HD free updates of their box with free install and no fee. They did not offer anything to Plus customers. Our box is now useless and the playback does not work. We can record, but not play anything back without it breaking down, freezing or the recording being ruined and they expect us to put up with this and still pay for it every month. This is frustrating for me as a disabled customer and I cannot afford £65 for them to come and look at it. Surely, now I am on contract it is covered.

 

I challenged them on the issue of the HD box and said that I would like a free box and my box needed to be updated and wanted an update. Nicky on the accessible customer services in writing has promised to honour a free HD box and I would have the other box relocated also for free. But this is a lie as is the advert for a free box they are sending to all HD customers.

 

I am angry and disappointed as today they wrote again from another person called Christopher saying they can give me a HD but it will be £65.00 to install and £10.80 a month or I can use it as a Plus Box and it will cost £19.00 to install and that will not solve any of my problems.

 

I have never had my box looked at and it has never had a call out and I have never had it changed in the 12 years that I have been with Sky.

 

If they give me HD should I not get a special offer and a new customer deal?

 

Why cannot they just give me a new Plus Box? I am left with a useless box, poor quality service, poor pictures, no recordings worth watching and now I am being lied to and these bastards are just out to lie and cheat disabled people who cannot afford HD.

 

Sky are useless! How can I escalate my complaint?

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I recently joined sky and they messed up my order completely!

 

I fired off emails to the following 'top dogs' at sky

 

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

I recall one of the emails bounced back, cant remember which one sorry so just try all 3.

 

Within a hour of sending off my emails I receive a phone call from a 'executive complaints team' so best to put your phone number on the email to hopefully get it sorted completely.

 

I went from waiting a total of 12 weeks to have my install fully finished to just 5 days. They took my complaint very seriously when I emailed the above, instes of the 'tough' responses I got from the rest of sky.

 

01925 430049 is the customer services team number, but I'm unsure if they will speak to you before the complaint reaches them via email.

 

08442411646 is the number for executive complaints. These lot are extremely helpful but again I'm unsure if they deal with over the phone complaints before they receive any emails.

 

Good luck I hope you get it sorted.

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