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    • Hello and welcome to CAG. People should be along to advise over the course of the day.   Which retailer are we talking about please?   By the way, something seems to have gone wrong with the spacing in your post above so I've popped in some paragraphs.   Best, HB
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    • Hello just asking,? I purchased a discount new cooker as it had cosmetic damage, paid £250 After a few days I noticed the fan never went off, I contacted the company and they finally collected the cooker and took it away, ( for 7 days) And fixed it,   It never seamt right? It steamed up in the clock panel and the oven door was mis-lined It had multiple dints in the sides Top panel missing on the door to stop food dropping in, Shelving didn’t fit well Then main fan started to rattle and tap   I put up with all this as it was *discounted Then one day whilst cooking we could smell a funny smell Turns out the wires had melted on the back of cooker I contacted the company again and it took a lot of phone calls to try and get the problem dealt with, speaking to several different staff....I wanted a refund or replacement I had had the cooker 6 months just! I asked for a refund or replacement    I contacted trading standards and citizens advice and they advised me what steps to take! Finally the company offered to replace the cooker, then later changed! As they explained that nothing came in to replace it they were too damaged! ( been told they buy at auction damaged) They wanted to look at the cooker and inspect the damage themselves, so I agreed they collected the cooker, No update, or communication I had to constantly chase them up Nothing was sorted out with 7 days we had no cooker, I threatened Trading standards were now involved Last thing on a Friday in June they rang to say I can collect the cooker it’s fixed!!!! I had expressed all along I didn’t feel safe using this cooker anymore with my family I didn’t want this cooker fixing again ( by whom) They started to blame me and said I should be grateful they aren’t charging me for the repair!   Still today in August this is not resolved  Trading standards have been useless  Citizens advice have told me to take them to small claims court!???? I have had to purchase another cooker  As I’ve been left without one.   I am in a vulnerable situation in life, Im a carer for my husband and have children and have no one to help me sort this mess out! I am struggling with making the county court claim ? What shall I do?   ( sorry for long message) ✨
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    • and that facts start to come out 'Inexplicable' failure to quarantine travellers to the UK made pandemic 'far worse', say MPs UK ‘almost unique’ in rejecting border checks in crucial March period – without scientific basis – as hundreds of infected passengers arrived every day   https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-uk-quarantine-travel-cases-deaths-covid-a9653451.html   "Strikingly, it says the Home Office refused to set out any scientific advice to explain the “grave error”, despite repeatedly promising to do so – a stance attacked as “completely unacceptable”."   So even aside from not testing in any way people who returned: "Yvette Cooper, the committee’s chair, said the critical mistake was the decision on 13 March – 10 days before lockdown – “to remove all self-isolation guidance for travellers arriving in the UK”."   "The MPs also pour scorn on the Home Office’s argument that 99.9 per cent of arrivals are obeying requirements to quarantine for two weeks, finally introduced in June. They describe the claim, made by home secretary Priti Patel as “unreliable”, because it appeared to be based only a limited number of compliance checks made and three fines issued."       So not only did Johnsons cronies NOT make any efforts whatsoever to test people returning, and NOT properly check people were self isolating, they actually stopped telling returnees to self isolate for 10 days before the country was locked down as the number of epidemic infections exploded.   Wonder why?   "The committee’s inquiry heard that, in the crucial 10 days between scrapping isolation guidance and the lockdown, up to 10,000 infected people arrived."  
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    • Hi,  
      I was in Sainsbury’s today and did scan and shop.
      I arrived in after a busy day at work and immediately got distracted by the clothes.
      I put a few things in my trolley and then did a shop.
      I paid and was about to get into my car when the security guard stopped me and asked me to come back in.
      I did and they took me upstairs.
      I was mortified and said I forgot to scan the clothes and a conditioner, 5 items.
      I know its unacceptable but I was distracted and Initially hadn’t really planned to use scan and shop.
      No excuse.
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      The cost of the items was about £40.
      I was crying at this point and told them I was a nurse, just coming from work and I could get struck off.
      They rang the police anyway and they came and issued me with a community resolution notice, which goes off my record in a year.
      I feel terrible. I have to declare this to my employer and NMC.
      They kept me in a room on my own with 4 staff and have banned me from all stores.
      The police said if I didn’t do the community order I would go to court and they would refer me to the PPS.
      I’m so stressed,
      can u appeal this or should I just accept it?
      Thanks for reading 
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I had a broadband dongle with 3 for £7.50 for about 18 months decided that I really didn't use it anymore so phoned up their cancellation line on May the 3rd. to cancel, giving 30 days notice. I was on hold for about 5 minutes, then got through and said I wanted to cancel, first the guy tried to get me to go anything but, when he realised that all I wanted to do was cancel he said that he had to put me on hold to sort something out. He was away for a good 5 minutes then someone from sales picked up my call. they said that the call must have been misrouted and that they couldn't deal with it and I would have to phone the other number back. I said that I thought that this was just a ploy and refused to phone back citing that I had already given the cancellation notice and hung up. I canceled my DD and sent them a cheque for the £7.50 for the next 30 days also informing them that I had canceled.

I then got a bill a month later for my continued contract but this time they have now mysteriously upped my £7.50 a month to £11.50, so now I had a bill for £19.00. I wrote back on June 20Th again stating that I had canceled and would not be paying the bill. i then got a call on June 23rd. from a lady saying that I had to call the cancellation number and my contract was still active. I told her where to go and hung up. I then received a letter from customer services saying that they were really sorry that I hadn't been able to cancel my contract because I needed to give 30 days notice and had to phone a special number. I sent a recorded letter back on the 30Th of June again saying that I wouldn't be paying the bill as I had canceled on the 3rd. of May (something they agree on, but they say the cancellation wasn't completed). I have today received a bill for this month and the total has gone up to £30. this is doing my head in, and I know where it is heading. My wife had the same problem with Orange about 5 years ago and her bill racked up to over £100 with threats from debt collection agencies. Eventually they realised she wasn't going to pay and put a marker against her credit rating for the unpaid debt and she hasn't been able to get credit since.

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Familiar story. Personally I'd pay them 1st of all (keep your credit file clean), then SAR them (including £10 fee via postal order) and asking for recordings or transcripts of all calls and notes on any computer systems including descriptions of any codes. Then follow their complaint procedure outlined in their "Code of practice"


Making a complaint:

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In the unlikely event that we don't fully resolve your complaint or haven't responded to you in 8 weeks, you can contact Otelo for help and advice. Otelo is the telecommunications ombudsman– that is to say, it's an independent body that's been approved by Ofcom to resolve disputes between customers and providers.

Otelo may refer the compliant back to us if we haven't been given sufficient opportunity to resolve the matter or the complaint falls outside of the body’s remit. If Otelo accepts a case for investigation, like all providers we agree to be bound by the decision it makes.

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I'd personally also backup any complaint by writing to them at their registered address









In your letter include your full name and address, account number, and full details of your complaint, ask them to cancel your account as they should have and refund any extra money paid or send you a DEADLOCK letter so you can further the complaint to the courts or Otelo. If you still get no joy after that come back to this thread and we'll discuss the options :)

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Thanks for the help, but there has been a breakthrough. They have accepted that I tried to cancel in May.

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