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    • PROSECUTIONS UNIT    To whom it may concern:   I would like to first and foremost apologize profusely for my regretful actions. I pride myself on my integrity and honesty and I feel shameful for my moment of very poor judgement for not having a valid ticket for my entire journey on April 16th. My ticket was valid from Marylebone to Wembley and I boarded a train for a journey from Marylebone to Gerrards Cross.    I was panic-stricken when questioned by the Inspector and instead of raising my hands and admitting that I didn’t have a valid ticket for the entire journey, I started making non sense excuses, which understandably only made the matter worse.   I am just so sorry for my actions and the inconvenience caused to all involved and would like to request that you agree to settle this incident out of court by accepting immediate payment of the unpaid fare and any incurred admin costs that my actions have caused Chiltern Railways.    I would appreciate your consideration and I sincerely hope that you can show some leniency in this matter.   I am very concerned that prosecution for a first time, unintentional action might have a disproportionate effect on my future employment as it is essential that a clean CRB record is maintained by me.
    • CCA sent to: Link PO Box 30095 London SE17WU -1st class recorded -£1 postal order stapled, crossed, but no payee listed, is this ok? -not signed  
    • The postal order is crossed and ive put 'Arrow Global Limited' on it, does this matter?
    • OK, thank you. I'll let the team know about the problem. Apologies for the problem.   Can you post what you want to ask Andy on your thread?   HB
    • Hi I've read through all the posts in the section you said but I'm still not sure what I should be sending them.  I'm finding it rather confusing at the minute.  I know you must be busy but could you explain exactly what I'm supposed to be sending them.  Thanks
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    • Future Comms issues. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/416504-future-comms-issues/
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    • This is a bit of a lengthy one but I’ll summerise best as possible.
       
      THIS IS HOW THE PHONECALL WENT 
       
      I was contacted by future comms by phone, they stated that they could beat any phone contract I have , (I am a limited company but just myself that needs a business phone and I am the only worker) 
      I told future comms my deal, £110 per month with a phone and a virtual landline, they confirmed that they could beat that, £90 per month with a phone , virtual landline  they also confirmed they would pay Vodafone (previous provider) the termination fee. As I am in business, naturally I was open to making a deal. So we proceeded. 
      Future comms then revealed that the contract would be with PLAN.COM and the airtime would be provided by 02, I instantly told them that this would break the deal as I have poor 02 signal in the house where I live as my partner is on 02 and constantly complaining about bad signal
      the salesman assured me he would send a signal booster box out with the phone so I would have perfect signal.
      so far so good.....
      i then explained this is the only mobile phone I use for business and pleasure, so therefore I didn’t want any disconnection time in the slightest between the switchover from Vodafone to 02
      the salesman then confirmed that the existing phone would only be disconnected once the new phone was switched on.
      so far so good....
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    • A shocking story of domestic and economic abuse compounded by @BarclaysUKHelp ‏ bank complicity – coming soon @A_Gentle_Woman. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/415737-a-shocking-story-of-domestic-and-economic-abuse-compounded-by-barclaysukhelp-%E2%80%8F-bank-complicity-%E2%80%93-coming-soon-a_gentle_woman/
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    • The FSA has announced large fines against DB UK Bank Limited (trading as DB Mortgages) - DeutscheBank and also against Redstone for their unfair treatment of their customers.
      Please see the links below for summaries and full details from the FSA website.
      It is now completely clear that any arrears charges which exceed actual administrative costs are unfair and therefore unlawful.
      Furthemore, irresponsible lending practices are also unfair and unlawful.
      Additionally there are other unfair practices including unarranged counsellor visits - even if they have been attempted.
      You are entitled to refuse counsellor visits and not incur any charges.
      Any charges for counsellor visits must not seek to make profits. The cost of the visits must be passed on to you at cost price.
      We are hearing stories of people being charged for counsellor visits for which there is no evidence that they were even attempted.
      It is clear that some mortgage lenders are trying to cheat you out of your money.
      You should ascertain how much has been taken from you and claim it back. The chances of winning are better than 90%. It is highly likely that the lender will attempt to avoid court action and offer you back your money.
      However, you should ensure that you receive a proper rate of interest and this means that you should be seeking at least restitutionary damages - which would be much higher than the statutory 8%.
      Furthermore, you should assess whether the paying of demands for unlawful excessive charges has also out you further into arrears and if this has caused you further penalties in terms of extra interest or any other prejudice. This should be claimed as well.
      If excessive unlawful charges have resulted in your credit file being affected, then you should take this into account also when working out exactly what you want by way of remedy from the lender.
      You should consult others on these forums when considering any offer.
      You must not make any complaint through the Ombudsman. your time will be wasted, you will wait up to 2 yrs and there will be a minimal 8% award of interest and no account will be taken of any other damage you have suffered.
      You must make your complaint through the County Court for a rapid and effective remedy.

      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Library/Communication/PR/2010/120.shtml
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/redstone.pdf
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/db_uk.pdf
       
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/consumerinformation/firmnews/2011/db_mortgages.shtml
      Do you have a mortage arears claim to make? Then post your story on the forum here
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With warmer weather coming along, I thought I'd remind people of a method that works well and doesn't cost much.

 

If you have a fan that can be used on a table or on the floor, you just need a plastic water bottle, maybe more than one, of about 1 litre capacity.

 

Freeze the bottle of water and when you need to cool down, put one in front of the fan so the air blows towards you and is cooled by the frozen bottle. Make sure you put the bottle in something that will catch the condensation or you'll end up with a pool of water underneath. :)

 

It works and it's cheap.

 

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I like this HB :)


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I use a slightly different method whenever the UK actually gets hot!

I have an Ultrasonic Humidifier which emits water vapour. That vapour is always cold and I place that near a fan. Instant cooling and no wet areas either.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Heating-Cooling/Homedics-HUM-CM50B-GB-Cool-Ultrasonic-Humidifier/B005X9OSZG/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495533433&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=homedics+ultrasonic+uv+cool+%26+warm+mist+humidifier

 

I did buy a used one for less than £20 so it's done me well for the past two years.


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I hadn't heard of that, SF. Both work though, it depends on your budget. :)

 

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