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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6210 on: November 09, 2019, 10:45:33 PM »

I still have a GBP account with a debit card. Increasingly I have found that UK websites won't accept this card (which comes from a UK bank) because the address for the account is outside the UK :veryangry:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6211 on: November 09, 2019, 10:57:16 PM »
I should put this on the happy thread really, but seeing as the current discussion is financial, I'll put it here.

Mrs Bealman made an online investment a few months back, and reckoned she'd waved goodbye to a quite substantial amount of money.

She was getting phone calls in the night from UK numbers, and ended up having to change phone numbers, account numbers, and a lot of other stuff.

Anyway she provided all the details she could to the bank where her scammed account was, and lo and behold, they chased it up (don't ask me how - it intrigues me), and recovered all her money - from an account in Moscow!!!

As I say, this should really be in the happy thread  :beers:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6212 on: November 09, 2019, 11:05:03 PM »
I should put this on the happy thread really, but seeing as the current discussion is financial, I'll put it here.

Mrs Bealman made an online investment a few months back, and reckoned she'd waved goodbye to a quite substantial amount of money.

She was getting phone calls in the night from UK numbers, and ended up having to change phone numbers, account numbers, and a lot of other stuff.

Anyway she provided all the details she could to the bank where her scammed account was, and lo and behold, they chased it up (don't ask me how - it intrigues me), and recovered all her money - from an account in Moscow!!!

As I say, this should really be in the happy thread  :beers:

Glad all was solved! I had my bank login and password hacked a few months back, but thankfully found it before my accounts were emptied and was able to get the bank to freeze everything. I logged into my account online to find the welcome page had changed to a Spanish language version and that my email and other details had been changed from within my account. I think both the hacker and I were online in my account at the same time!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6213 on: November 09, 2019, 11:09:18 PM »
Gawd!!!  :o
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6214 on: November 09, 2019, 11:14:58 PM »
Gawd!!!  :o

Stupidly I used the same login and password across several websites, so they also hijacked my Amazon account, my PayPal account, Facebook, the service I use to transfer money to the UK amongst others. Suffice to say, lessons were learned and I now have a different login and password for everything :dunce:

The only good news was that they didn't hack my NGF account!!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6215 on: November 09, 2019, 11:24:00 PM »
Triple Gawd!!!!

As you say, they never got to the important one  ;D
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6216 on: November 11, 2019, 12:13:36 PM »
I'm a member Quidco, of one of those discount online shopping schemes. I pay £5 a year and get discount offers for lots of online stores.

Today I've received an email announcing the 'AliExpress 11:11 Sale'. I cannot begin to describe my disgust at their using Remembrance Day as a marketing opportunity!
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6217 on: November 11, 2019, 12:22:54 PM »
I'm a member Quidco, of one of those discount online shopping schemes. I pay £5 a year and get discount offers for lots of online stores.

Today I've received an email announcing the 'AliExpress 11:11 Sale'. I cannot begin to describe my disgust at their using Remembrance Day as a marketing opportunity!

Unsurprised to find that Sports Direct has an 11/11 sale.

https://my.sportsdirect.com/flash-sale

But 11/11 is also "singles day" in China so not necessarily related to Armistice commemorations in the AliExpress instance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singles%27_Day
« Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 12:25:15 PM by woodbury22uk, Reason: Added links »
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6218 on: November 11, 2019, 12:26:54 PM »
Mike, I didn't know about Singles' Day and you're probably right in linking it to that. :-[
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6219 on: November 11, 2019, 07:33:53 PM »
My provider is apparently incapable of linking my flat up to the world wide web - We've been trying to getting them to make it work since end of august - Now, 3 months later i'm still stuck with a darned 4G thing with limited bandwidth.

And they say the germans are efficent and everything.

I think it's time for me to send an armoured e-mail to their customer support.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6220 on: November 11, 2019, 07:47:44 PM »
My heart bleeds for you, Doltic!  :no:

4G? We can just about get 3G and 35% of the time there's 'No Service' or 'Emergency Call Only'.

Likewise BB where our mini exchange is 2 miles away and BT won't consider installing any improvements over the 1950s copper for 'at least 3 years'. We are complaining about that!

Appreciate it must be frustrating when you learn of all the 5G wizard stuff you're missing but do think of us in the UK backwoods - 8 miles from the county city - that have to go up to the bathroom to get a mobile signal!  :veryangry:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6221 on: November 11, 2019, 08:42:22 PM »
My landline is 12 miles from the nearest exchange. I once had an engineer to my house to see about broadband - he just laughed at me and said, "You've no chance". I have since cancelled the landline due to the number of faults. I now rely on a mobile dongle thingy which is not too bad during the day - not so good in an evening and it usually uses 3G. Still, I chose to live in a rural area. The Irish Government keep talking about a 'National Broadband Plan' - yeh right, I don't think it will be in my lifetime.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6222 on: November 12, 2019, 08:57:57 AM »
Another one that has to go upstairs to the bathroom window to get the use of the mobile phone.. at least it has kept the smart meters away.

The land line however has been a surprise as we are 1 one of a total of 20 houses in the village, spread along 2 miles of road, and we are at the far end from the cabinet.
some years back a farmer cut the line to us, it's just buried 6 inches under the verge, and he cut a new entrance to a field..
I spoke to an engineer at the time and he said we had no chance even of getting broadband. as we were over 5  imiles from the exchange..

Then a couple of years later..
They dug a trench in the road all the way from the exchange to the next village, From there they put in a new line to a point where it diverges  off to another bigger village and put in an underground "node" about a mile away.. So now at home we have 27Meg broadband.

Here at work, we nominally have over 200Megs but of course with over 100 people in the factory thats not much each at times..

 At work, yes I have long periods where I have to sit and not move or it changes the readings, hence I surf a lot while waiting.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6223 on: November 12, 2019, 02:49:35 PM »
My provider is apparently incapable of linking my flat up to the world wide web - We've been trying to getting them to make it work since end of august - Now, 3 months later i'm still stuck with a darned 4G thing with limited bandwidth.

And they say the germans are efficent and everything.

I dunno, my former Finanzamt (tax office) managed to track me down two moves away in Japan to send me a long letter admonishing me for not submitting a tax return, then an even longer letter telling me they'd done it for me and worked out they owed me money. Meanwhile some idiots seem hellbent on removing my right to return to live there for no good reason, which is a whole other story, on the other hand it's the kind of country where they turn up to install the optical fibre internet and apologise for the inconvenience of being early and it has just worked ever since.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6224 on: November 12, 2019, 02:55:14 PM »

I dunno, my former Finanzamt (tax office) managed to track me down two moves away in Japan to send me a long letter admonishing me for not submitting a tax return, then an even longer letter telling me they'd done it for me and worked out they owed me money. Meanwhile some idiots seem hellbent on removing my right to return to live there for no good reason, which is a whole other story, on the other hand it's the kind of country where they turn up to install the optical fibre internet and apologise for the inconvenience of being early and it has just worked ever since.

This is a very german thing to do. I've lived here for the most part of my youth and it's a very interesting country.

Still, the internet issue is annoying me greatly. And I don't like the DB-type trains. Not enough stinky diesels.

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