Timeshare fraud spike: losses of more than £90,000 in holiday season | Action Fraud

Reports show that fraudsters are offering to sell victims a timeshare on a holiday property for an advance fee.

Source: Timeshare fraud spike: losses of more than £90,000 in holiday season | Action Fraud

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Amazon Prime Headaches – UPDATE

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Amazon Prime Headaches – UPDATE

I have now received e-mails from Amazon, claiming that I had ordered a book and joined Prime about a month ago, but as they can see that the Prime account has not been used by me, and is clearly not required, and as they value my custom, they will direct Kindle to cancel my membership, and refund my remaining £7.99p.

I have received a confirmation from kindle that the Prime account is now cancelled, and no further payments will be taken from my account, and I should receive my repayment within the next week.

Hurrah!

Only one thing concerns me. I have not ordered any books on the internet for several months, and the one I ordered months ago was not through Kindle or Amazon!

Hopefully this will be the end of this dilema.

Won’t it?


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A few days ago I noticed that £79 had been deducted from my bank account, apparently as a years membership to Amazon Prime, which is an Amazon service that I have always avoided like the plague. On e-mailing them, I received my money back into my account after a couple of days.
I noticed this morning that on the day they returned that payment, a deduction was taken from my account for the sum of £7.99p. This was taken by Kindle Amazon Unlimited. I am waiting to see what they say about this payment, as £7.99 is the same amount as a monthly membership to – you guessed it – Amazon Prime, which I have never wanted, and never asked for.

I think once this is sorted out, I may avoid using Amazon in the future.

I was wondering if there were any other Prime victims out there. Let me know of your experiences

Cyclist fumes after his £900 bike is stolen from ‘secure’ hangar outside his South Hackney home – Crime & Court – Hackney Gazette

A cyclist is warning others about bike thieves cutting through “secure” hangars after his £900 ride was nicked from outside his home.

Source: Cyclist fumes after his £900 bike is stolen from ‘secure’ hangar outside his South Hackney home – Crime & Court – Hackney Gazette

Rise in reports of student loan scam email | Action Fraud

First-year and returning university students warned of a phishing scam that claims to be from the Student Loans Company

Source: Rise in reports of student loan scam email | Action Fraud

IS FRIENDSHIP CLUB TO DIE A DEATH? | The Thoughts Of Mr Bloggy

IS BENTWORTH COURT FRIENDSHIP CLUB TO BE CLOSED? There is a very strong rumour going around the local area that the elderly members who make regular use of the Bentworth Court Friendship Club may b…

Source: IS FRIENDSHIP CLUB TO DIE A DEATH? | The Thoughts Of Mr Bloggy

Disabled Passengers Forced To Wait Hours On Planes At Heathrow

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Disabled passengers arriving at Heathrow airport are being forced to wait up to two hours for help in disembarking aircraft, the aviation regulator has said.

The west London hub is one of four airports where the Civil Aviation Authority judged the service for wheelchair users and other disabled passengers to be poor . The others were Manchester, East Midlands and Exeter.

A survey of almost 1,200 passengers who have used Heathrow’s assistance service found that 62% rated it as poor or very poor.

The CAA recorded instances of passengers not being met on board arriving aircraft and not being treated with dignity and respect. On some occasions passengers were encouraged to make their own way through the airport because of a lack of staff or equipment.

The CAA’s consumer enforcement manager, James Fremantle, said: “There have been a number of occasions where people have had to wait one to two…

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