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Virging Media - Charged for a movie I haven't ordered

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I've just checked my latest VM bill as I noticed it was higher than usual, the reason being I've been charged for a movie I haven't ordered!

I called VM to question this & they told me the movie was ordered via the V+ box I have in the bedroom on Christmas Eve & then watched 24 hours later.

I insisted the movie hadn't been order & the lady in customer services admitted it was unusual as the previous movie I had ordered was 2 year previous, but all the checks she was making showed it had been watched Christmas Day night, which is a bit strange as I'm pretty sure myself, my wife & daughter were all downstairs either on laptops/tablets or watching TV on the TIVO box!

The other thing that seems strange is I'm the only one who knows the pin numbers! I've also never ordered any services on the V+ box & very rarely order movies at all. When I mentioned this she said along the lines of maybe you forgot you'd ordered it or your wife or daughter had ordered it, when I stressed it was impossible she said all her systems said I had so I wouldn't be getting a refund, basically insinuating I was lying!

As I have no other way of checking the only conclusion I can come to is it's a problem with the hardware/software that's allowing it to happen & will it happen again?

Has anyone else had a similar problem?


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Was it an "adult" movie, and has your missus seen the bill?

Edited by Mr.P
Correct typo

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The pin number is used to access some catch up programmes, so i doubt only one person in the house knows this. It is the same pin number for catch up as it is to buy films. Think someone in your house has ordered the film and is not admitting to it. Perhaps they did it by mistake. They were looking at the film listings and did not realise what they has done.


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Yes..my pin is still the default and it is needed for all sorts of things, watching a prog normally on after 9pm on catch up before 9 is one example.

 

If I were Virgin Id insist that someone in your family ordered it, that seems more likely than a bug in their system.

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A word of advice: go through all your bills and check for any extra charges not due, especially in small sums 50p/£1.

Extra internet charges are a classic for people on unlimited broadband.

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