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    • hi all. bit of advice please. I had a Three contract up until November last year. At £11pcm for 24mths. Paid every month on time via their online portal. When I ported over, I received a letter from Three thanking me for being a customer blah blah blah.. It also said IF I owed anything a final bill will be sent. No final bill ever received - I get a phone call around the first week in December form an Indian sounding man who was extremly difficult to understand. Said he was calling from Three, and wanted me to confirm my details - something of which I didnt as something didnt sit right. He said I could log into my account and review my bill as I owed money and then hung up. After the call I thought I'd best log into my account just in case.  Couldnt log in. Account access denied. Logged on to chat - they said as I ported over and I was no longer a customer my access was suspended. Couple of weeks later I had another call from a local area number and answered again it was some Indian guy telling me I owed money, wanting me to confirm details. I refused and he said details will be sent out to me to my email on account and my home address as it was important. Once again nothing.. 15th Dec I received an email from PastDue in my name RE Three. Email stated they were contacting me about Three an I should receive a letter soon regards to this matter. Says about visiting their website.  22nd Jan another email form Pastdue. Stating they have yet to receive a response to the letter, and they had already sent me an email about this. We will continue to contact you until this matter is resolved. Again asks me to login. 23rd Jan letter received dated 13th Jan. Titled "We are here to help keep your Three Services"  Claiming I owed "Airetime Balance £201.43" and contract period was 26/11/2019 to 25/11/2020 States "We have been appointed by Three to recover the amount of £201.43. If you pay this amount in full Three may be able to waive the cancellation fee and reconnect their service for you" - what cancellation fee / re connection??? I ended the contract giving the 30days notice and paying the last bill.. Then the normal crap about its important to pay. If I'm experiencing difficulties etc. Now both December and  January Credit reports from ClearScore, Credit Karma, Credit Expert, Totally Money and Equifax all show Three as Closed and balance as Zero. (Date Satisfied /closed 17th Nov, bal 0, last updated 30th Nov) I've had nothing from Three. As far as I'm concerned I owe nothing as no final bill and no access to the portal. Should I email PastDue and do a prove it & attach proof of Credit Reports being £0 or do I do something else?  
    • Hi she did say she was cancelling and returned the equipment. It looks like they put her on a rolling contract for 24 months when she phoned before trying to reduce her payments as they kept going up. I know Sky haven't done that to me. She didn't see that email as she's had lots of stressful situations. No.letter in post or when she originally phoned about reducing her bill well over £100 they didn't tell her about this contract. Like you say there should be recordings. BT mobile contract is separate to broadband and the cancellation fee is for the broadband. They have blocked her mobile so she can't use it and that is a contract. She is phoning CAB in the morning and checking through her paperwork. I'm quite happy with Sky as they tell you upfront what is happening and have never rolled over my contract. Thanks for taking time to reply it is much appreciated. 
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It is still illegal to wear a false nose on a Sunday.

It is also illegal to buy fish on a Sunday.

 

Laws that have never been rewritten (or changed because there was no need to).

 

I'm sure there are a lot more out there.

 

 

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Any resident of Chester can shoot a Welshman with an arrow if he is within the city walls on a Sunday:!:

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Any resident of Chester can shoot a Welshman with an arrow if he is within the city walls on a Sunday:!:

 

Glad you said WelshMAN lol...

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Glad you said WelshMAN lol...

 

Ya know, I thought of you when Iwas typing :wink:

 

Another one:

It is illegal for a woman to eat chocolate on a public conveyance

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Ya know, I thought of you when Iwas typing :wink:

 

Another one:

It is illegal for a woman to eat chocolate on a public conveyance

 

I hardly ever eat choclate and certainly not on a public conveyance 8-)

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It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament, this has to be my number one.

 

Shame that.

 

 

We also break the law every christmas day as it's illegal to eat a mince pie on this day.

 

This dates back to cromwell and still is law today.

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It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament, this has to be my number one.

 

Shame that.

 

It is also illegal to enter Parliament wearing a suit of armour which (obviously) increases the risk of dying there

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It is also illegal to enter Parliament wearing a suit of armour which (obviously) increases the risk of dying there

 

Your quite right,crazy eh,who came up with these laws............the mind boggles.

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You think British laws are silly.

 

In Florida, you are not allowed to fart after 6pm on Thursdays. Waddya do-hold it till friday:lol:

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You think British laws are silly.

 

In Florida, you are not allowed to fart after 6pm on Thursdays. Waddya do-hold it till friday:lol:

 

That'll be some carbon footprint:lol:

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In accordance with The Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing. I mean, WTF?!

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You think British laws are silly.

 

In Florida, you are not allowed to fart after 6pm on Thursdays. Waddya do-hold it till friday:lol:

 

Follow the Welsh lead (think dry counties on a Sunday) and cross the border...

Nationwide - Prelim sent 02/07 - MCOL filed 04/07 CHARGES SETTLED IN FULL!!

Woolwich- Prelim sent 04/07 - Offered 90% - 06/07 accepted

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Citicard - Prelim sent 02/07 - CCA request sent 04/07 - replied 04/07 No contract & not enforcing!- passed to 1st Credit- gone quiet

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  1. It is lawful to kill a Scotsman in York if he is carrying a bow and arrow.
  2. It is illegal for taxi drivers to carry rabid dogs or corpses.
  3. A taxi driver must ask passengers if they are suffering from plague or smallpox.
  4. A member of the House of Commons is not allowed to resign his seat. However, if one wants to leave the post, he applies for (and is automatically granted) the Stewardship of the Aylesbury Hundred, which is a job with no duties or pay but which makes him ineligible for membership of Parliament.
  5. Anyone entering the Houses of Parliament while wearing a suit of armour is liable to be arrested.
  6. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (I'm not sure what punishment is inflicted on offenders).
  7. Any whale washed up on the shore is the property of the Queen, so she can use its bones for her corset.
  8. In Hereford you can shoot a Welsh person on a Sunday, with a longbow, in the Cathedral Close.
  9. You can shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow in Chester, inside the city walls and after midnight.
  10. It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.
  11. Women are permitted to go topless in Liverpool provided they work as a clerk in a shop selling tropical fish.
  12. A bed may not be hung out of a window.
  13. It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.
  14. It is illegal to be drunk on licenced premises.
  15. Any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end may be sentenced to 24 hours in the stocks.
  16. Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked mannequin.
  17. It is illegal to eat mince pies on 25th December.
  18. In London it is illegal to hail a taxi while suffering from bubonic plague.
  19. Sticking a postage stamp (showing the head of the queen, which they all do) on an envelope upside down is considered treason.
  20. It is illegal to go within 100 yards of the queen when not wearing hose, socks or stockings.
  21. It is illegal for any commoner's pet to have carnal knowledge of an animal belonging to the monarch.
  22. A pregnant woman may relieve herself anywhere she likes, including (if she requests) in a policeman's helmet.
  23. A hackney carriage (i.e. taxi) driver must (still) carry a bale of hay and a bucket to feed and water his horse [Thanks to Paula Wilde for reminding me of this one]
  24. It is illegal for a London taxi driver to take more than one day off work in any week unless he gives 10 days notice (presumably to the licensing authority).
  25. It is also illegal for a London taxi driver to pick up a passenger who flags him down, although he is permitted to display an illuminated sign saying he is available.
  26. Also in London you may not carry a plank, pole, ladder, wheel, hoop or tub along the footpath, although you can carry it across the path to load it into a vehicle.
  27. Children in London are forbidden to play any game, fly a kite or slide on ice or snow in the street.
  28. Under a 1906 act of Parliament it is illegal to go to a fancy dress party dressed as a soldier or sailor.
  29. In London it is an offence against the law to beat a carpet in the street, or to beat a doormat in the atreet after 8:00a.m.

 

 

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4. A member of the House of Commons is not allowed to resign his seat. However, if one wants to leave the post, he applies for (and is automatically granted) the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds, which is a job with no duties or pay but which makes him ineligible for membership of Parliament. (also the Manor of Northstead is used for the same purpose)

 

Nationwide - Prelim sent 02/07 - MCOL filed 04/07 CHARGES SETTLED IN FULL!!

Woolwich- Prelim sent 04/07 - Offered 90% - 06/07 accepted

MBNA - Prelim sent 02/07 - CCA request sent 03/07 - CCA reply (illegible + no T&Cs) - DCA sent packing - Restons now trying - gone quiet

Citicard - Prelim sent 02/07 - CCA request sent 04/07 - replied 04/07 No contract & not enforcing!- passed to 1st Credit- gone quiet

Egg - Prelim sent 02/08 - 3 letters - full offer 03/08 SETTLED IN FULL!!

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The Chiltern Hundreds is what is known as a 'rotton borough'. It has no registered constituents, no legal land ownership within the defined area and was created by Parliament to stick troublemakers into until they knew what to do with them... people 'under suspicion' could be assigned there too - all goes back to the Reformation days. Another one was Gatton near Reigate in Surrey,

 

(I did parliamentary history as a project at school in the dim and distant 70's.... still remember huge amounts of it!)

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Sodem, are you sure about number 11? Do they have a lot of tropical fish in Liverpool?!:madgrin: and I need number 21 explaining please:???:

 

21 roughly translated means do not let your dog roger the Queen's deer/swans etc.! (i.e. keep it on a lead!) :-)

Nationwide - Prelim sent 02/07 - MCOL filed 04/07 CHARGES SETTLED IN FULL!!

Woolwich- Prelim sent 04/07 - Offered 90% - 06/07 accepted

MBNA - Prelim sent 02/07 - CCA request sent 03/07 - CCA reply (illegible + no T&Cs) - DCA sent packing - Restons now trying - gone quiet

Citicard - Prelim sent 02/07 - CCA request sent 04/07 - replied 04/07 No contract & not enforcing!- passed to 1st Credit- gone quiet

Egg - Prelim sent 02/08 - 3 letters - full offer 03/08 SETTLED IN FULL!!

(All starry, rep, clicky thingies gratefully received!)

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Sodem, are you sure about number 11? Do they have a lot of tropical fish in Liverpool?!:madgrin: and I need number 21 explaining please:???:

 

Yes. Number 11 is true.:|

 

As for number 21.......As Steve H said:razz:

 

 

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The Chiltern Hundreds is what is known as a 'rotton borough'. It has no registered constituents, no legal land ownership within the defined area and was created by Parliament to stick troublemakers into until they knew what to do with them... people 'under suspicion' could be assigned there too - all goes back to the Reformation days. Another one was Gatton near Reigate in Surrey,

 

(I did parliamentary history as a project at school in the dim and distant 70's.... still remember huge amounts of it!)

 

I wished i'd of paid more attention in my history lesson,that is quite interesting.

 

Now you got me interested in finding out more:-)

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