Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by magnatom, 8 Aug 2007.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I've just had a call from an online electronics firm asking about my order.

    Me: What order?
    Shop: Your order for two LCD screens.
    Me: What two LCD screens?
    Shop: The two that you have just spent £600 on and are having delivered to London.
    Me: Oh bugger!:angry:

    That's me no bank account card for a while and £600 less in my account.

    Very annoying as I only use secure online sites, I shred my mail, etc. Yet they had my bank details, address and telephone number. (They must have had the security code as well!)

    At least the electronics firm did their checks and so the little scrotes will not be getting their LCD screens.

    I am not amused!!!:ohmy:;):ohmy:
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Oh, bad luck, but at least it got picked up on...
  3. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Happened to Mrs T as well Magna, not long ago. She NEVER shops online and I do a lot, but it was her details they had got hold of. As Archibald says, at least it's been detected. Our bank were pretty quick off the mark to detect it, which is relatively reassuring.
  4. Ghost Donkey

    Ghost Donkey Guest

    That's a wounder. You'll hopefully have all the money refunded. I hope the police will be paying the address in London a visit and not just let it go.
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    That'll teach you for subscribing to all those porn sites.
  6. OP

    magnatom Guest

    Yes I expect to get the money back but it's a right pain and it makes me angry that it's a faceless crime. I have no-one to shout at!!;)

    Mind you I am interested in the fact that domtyler knows about my web browsing habits and happens to live in London......:ohmy:
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I got phoned up by someone trying to sell me insurance against this kind of thing happening. It was £70, and what you get for that is the fact that the company is linked to experian and they send you a text every time someone applies for credit in your name, and if it wasn't you, then you get 'assigned a case worker', but what that involves god knows. I turned it down, on the basis that the case worker probably doesn't do anything you can't do yourself.

    I suppose that's one advantage of having maxxed out lots of credit cards when I was a student - I can't get credit in my name any more, but nobody else can either!

    Another anecdote, once years ago I did find a suspicious looking transaction on my bank statement that I couldn't remember making, it was a card purchase. I queried it and my then bank barclays refunded it instantly, 'pending further enquiries'. They then sent me a photocopy of a receipt signed by me proving that I did do it ;) and took the money out of my account again... turns out it was one of these shops that the trading name is different from the shop's name
  8. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    that's why he needed two LCD screens for that widescreen viewing! ;)
  9. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    that's why he needed two LCD screens for that widescreen viewing! :ohmy:[/QUOTE]

    What the hell has my wife been up to:eek:;):eek:
  10. bobbyp

    bobbyp Senior Member

    Happened to me last week. On Monday I went to get cash out and it told me "no chance". Turned out some theiving toerag had spent all of my money and all of my overdraft.

    Seeems they had a great time, bought a few laptops, got a US visa and some plane tickets and then stayed in Houston for a few days attending IT training courses. Slightly odd behaviour.

    Very annoying as I have to do all the paperwork to get the monmey back and until then I don't have any!
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Oh, isn't it nice when theiving toerags use their ill gotten gains to better themselves!

    Not what you'd expect certainly!
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