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Thank you for posting this link.

 

I particularly dislike the Wonga one which seems so jolly and cosy and friendly. Nothing like the real thing as you can see from threads on this forum. :evil:

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My son was in big trouble with Wonga - I got him to phone them, & give them permission to speak to me. I told them (debt management team) he owed me heaps (true!) they froze the interest & made amicable affordable plan to come out of bank each month. I am collecting so much dirt on them all!!

We need everyone to copy and paste the link onto every other link possible..it only has 500 signatures so far! yes, nasty attractive cartoon people-so deceptive. Next time I see him, he'll sign a letter saying he owes me, & they will keep it on their record so they wont give him any more loans. Likewise the Money Shop..

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I've posted a link on another payday loan thread, so hopefully some of the Caggers there will come and sign here.

 

I am glad you got Wonga sorted out. They have been really awful to some people on the forum.

 

Last year I was burgled and lost some jewellery with great sentimental value so I started visiting all the loan/buy gold companies close to me. I was absolutely staggered when waiting in one to hear a clearly very bright and obviously working young lady ask for a loan, and she confirmed that she'd had them before. She was drinking a Starbucks coffee. Why would anyone in their right mind be buying take-out coffee when they needed a payday loan? Totally crazy.

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Thanks Desperate Daniella. Just spotted your post on my thread.

Usually i keep a sharp eye out for such things.

I missed the epetition.

Nice idea Savvysaver to post on.

Will do.

I will also check the epetition thread is it on there.

Perhaps you could put it on there if it is not. Give me a shout if you need any help.

Link here.

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/forumdisplay.php?357-e-Petitions

 

 

 

Signed

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Accessibility Home Search published e-petitions

 

Thank you.

 

 

Your signature has now been added to this e-petition.

Click here to view the e-petition

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Just signed the petition.

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Hi tawnyowl,

 

I'll check the petitions. Thank you for reminding me.

 

I think radio advertising should be banned too. The Wonga one is just too jolly and user-friendly. It all sounds such fun that you can't ever imagine such lovely people could turn so nasty.

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Hi tawnyowl,

 

I'll check the petitions. Thank you for reminding me.

 

I think radio advertising should be banned too. The Wonga one is just too jolly and user-friendly. It all sounds such fun that you can't ever imagine such lovely people could turn so nasty.

 

I agree. Not only that there are 2 radio stations that I listen to who have also ran competitions in association with a PDL.

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I agree. Not only that there are 2 radio stations that I listen to who have also ran competitions in association with a PDL.

 

That is outrageous. The owners of the radio stations should be ashamed of themselves.

 

What was the prize? A loan where you pay only half their usual interest?

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Something even worse. They have multiple adverts running at the cinema now. Although they only seem to advertise on 12a and above.

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It's ages since I've seen something 12a or above at the cinema. My cinema viewing is dictated by my nine-year-old. She'd love a payday loan. (No chance.)

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That is outrageous. The owners of the radio stations should be ashamed of themselves.

 

What was the prize? A loan where you pay only half their usual interest?

 

I can't remember the first one because it was on a station I only listen to in the morning. The station though is very popular.

The other one is you have to guess an amount of money. You phone in, guess the amount between 2 amounts already given and win if you get it right. Obviously in this day and age its was quite popular.

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signed. Wonga is really getting up my nose with their ads, seems they now have the money to go from puppets to computer generated animation. Nasty

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signed! the wonga one actually upsets me, its on the radio every ad break when i work, even at work i cant get away from these people. ban ban ban

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I saw a new Wonga one last night. It actually implies that you can fix your own terms. I think I will phone them up and say I want to borrow £1,000 and I'll pay back £1,001 at the end of the month. That would be fixing my own terms, wouldn't it? I'm going to watch it again, and maybe see if they can be reported to ASA.

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Haven't seen that one - will look out for it. We so need to get them into real trouble. They want to float on the stock market, but are waiting to see what clampdowns the Gov are going to make. Joke! we know the answer, just ban advertising etc & make them all financially unviable.

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I recently had to go into the Money Shop. after speaking to them about my sons loan with them on the phone - I'd paid them money with my d card - which they had no record of, meaning my son still owed them! I took in a verified bank statement proving it, and the ref number they gave me but it still took over two hours of me being in there before they classified it as a misc. payment. I got my refund, paid a reduced amount to clear sons account ( £210 instead of 330) plus I've put in a complaint & requested compensation for my wasted time, stress etc. t.b.c...Oh, (belated reason for post lol) while in there, witnessed many customers either requesting they pay the minimum off their loan, or requesting rollover, or I heard them say they needed one to pay their bills. These were men in working clothes straight in there from work..so sad.

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