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    • sadly both yourself and HSBC do not understand how the hacking works. google pay IS CPA its not a DD. if it was a DD , where is the copy of the Direct debit mandate you signed...there isn't one ..   last break this down..   disputed payments - 4 November 2020 <> 3 February 2021 for the total amount of £2,621.44. The disputed transactions took place using four of your HSBC Debit Cards. - i doubt you said using 4 cards at all.   notice carefully they fail to mention what the you stated in post 1at ALL.   in November of last year, as when I was out shopping I found out my card had been suspended by HSBC. I was then contacted by the bank informing me that the account had been hacked, so HSBC then issued to me a replacement card.   but have said: The debit card ending 0297 was created on 23 August 2019 and was sent to the address we hold on file. The card was stopped on 17 December 2020  ...they are hiding something here ..a fatal bank mistake.   nothing HSBC has put actually means anything, it's all twaddle proving they have never even thought about CPA on card 1. even the Roblox IP comment and google play transactions can all be explained because....   i suggest all this stems from your sons gmail account being hacked, them being able to read all the emails in/out on the gmail online portal and thus being able to log-in to google pay , get the 1st cards details from funding source page..away they go.   all of the fraudulent transactions thus made via google pay to ebay etc and o2 or a account that got setup via the 1st card before it got cancelled in december....   pretty simple when you break it down.   rather than you typing things up it's much better to scan letters etc to pdf please. if and when you do SAR HSBC then all of the above can be proved.    
    • Good evening all.   I thought I would start a post here so others can follow it from start to finish to see how it all ends as reading posts on this forum have been invaluable to me so far and I want to contribute.   I'll deliberately leave specific details out due to the case still being open. I will say that the guitar is worth several thousand pounds.   At the start of April 2021 I booked a Hermes collection through Parcel2go, to return a guitar back to the store as I wanted a refund. The store policy where I purchased the instrument from is that you have to organise the return yourself. I usually use a more reputable courier but only two were available.   I did declare the instrument for it's true value but I did not take out the extra insurance offered as it was several hundred pounds and I knew Hermes would not pay out due to it being on their endless list of prohibited items.   My parcel went out for delivery over a week ago. Apparently it was not delivered. The tracking states it was later scanned again at the depot, where no further updates or changes have occurred.   Prior to collection I took photographs of the instrument, pre and post packaging so I can show that it was definitely properly packaged and labeled in case anything like this was to happen.   I have since contacted Hermes several times (impossible by phone, all done by the online assistant on their site and then email responses following on from that) and have finally been informed that they have lost it.   I have submitted a claim through Parcel2Go as this seems like standard procedure, plus Parcel2Go state they will investigate but I'm sure that's only asking Hermes where it is and getting the same answer. The payout offered is the basic £20 fee as standard by Hermes.   I have every intention of going as far as I can to get all of the true value back as I understand that they have a legal right to ensure that they do not lose or damage goods shipped. Any advice or guidance offered here could be the difference between achieving that goal or being very upset.   I will update you to let you know if anything changes.   Status right now: waiting to hear back from Parcel2go in regards to the claim    
    • You must rewspond to it and its best with a snotty letter.  
    • HSBC already say google pay is NOT CPA, DD= CPA, and they said the system not allow them to stop any google pay.   DX is not i dont want to listen to you, but they insist said anything set on phone is NOT CPA.    when i change the new card but the info on phone still keep old info, I did try before, i couldnt pay anything via the phone, so where gone wrong?
    • Hi,   Yes that's it and I have done everything they asked. I have been on the phone again after somebody told me what I had said was correct and the guy on the phone at HMRC said he is sorry that the other person gave me wrong information. My tax rebate has now been calculated and I have to wait for my letter. So if anyone else gets told similar to what I had first been told, it is wrong. Get back in touch and tell them so. Thanks for replying DX
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      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
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Good morning. 
 

I would like some advice please. 
 

I recently (19th nov) bought a Samsung Galaxy S20+ from currys. I did open and set up the phone to try it out but 1) wasn’t keen on it and 2) had trouble with the usb connection when trying to connect with my car stereo.

 

I decided that I would seek to return it, but only on trying to return it came across the stipulation that if data/software has been installed then a refund would not be issued and after calling was told this was due to GDPR.


I did point out to them that phone providers will issue full refunds even if the phone has been set-up and also that in order to be able to test the phone it requires setting up and software/data being installed but was told that it’s their policy.

 

I acknowledge that I may have handled it more than is reasonable in a shop as you wouldn’t be able to install software in a store, however the phone did need to be set up in order to test it, the phone has been returned back to factory settings and didn’t leave a case or the plastic film for the two days I used it for. Therefore I do not believe it was handled more than necessary.

 

Having looked at the CCR and CRA I called back to state that their store policy is super erred by the previously mentioned regulations and that their policy contradicts the Consumer Regulations Act.

 

As you cannot properly test the phone without having to install software on it, their policy creates an unfair term which I told the customer service agent over the phone who spoke to her manager and told me to contact their legal department.
 

I am still within the 14 day notice of return period so wish to try and preferable use this route.

 

Any advice at all please?

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