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Not a treky fan im afraid......but cheers for bringing this  post back up what a laugh between oor bilks and the real tan man

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Aye Kano some of the older posts still give me a laugh too


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17 March 2007
MUGGERS' DIRTY TRICKS.  

POLICE are hunting elderly muggers who squirt liquidised excrement at victims before snatching their cash.

The couple, both aged about 70, have grabbed £11,500 in cash in attacks outside banks in East Sussex.

Victims Albert and Doreen Croucher lost £4000 of their life savings in Eastbourne.

Albert, 58, said: "I felt this blast on the back of my head from the buildings above us. The smell was instant and vile.

"A lady, who seemed very kind, came over with tissues and helped clean it off me.

"It wasn't until we got back to our car that I realised she had fleeced me."


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Awwwww yuks clatty gits

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Weird one that eh?


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Bank managers shown on TV boasting of how they overcharge...

STARTLING new evidence has emerged about how banks overcharge customers who go into the red.

Managers at Barclays boasted to an undercover reporter that bouncing a cheque or stopping a direct debit costs the bank as little as £1.50 or £2 to administer.

The revelation comes as hundreds of thousands of bank customers attempt to reclaim "illegal" current account charges of up to £40.

By law, the banks are not allowed to make a profit from these charges, only cover expenses such as sending a letter.

But a reporter for the BBC programme Whistleblower who worked for Barclays heard colleagues admit how customers were hit by charges 15 or 20 times higher than their true cost.

In the programme, broadcast on BBC1 last night, one banker said: "Bouncing a direct debit costs the bank maybe a pound fifty, two pounds banking charges. But we bill the customer thirty quid to thirty-five quid. So that's a bit unfair."

But another manager said the charges are justified because "we are a business and we are here to make money. I'm a shareholder so we need to continue to make profit."

Amanda Egbujo, a journalist, spent two months working for a Barclays call centre near Sunderland and at a branch in Guildford. One angry customer was filmed complaining about how she was charged £90 for going £100 overdrawn despite being a long-standing customer.

A bank trainer named Simon said that most customers who complained about the charges would not get their money back. "My attitude was, well I don't know you, I don't care." Only wealthy customers were likely to be refunded because the bank was worried about losing their business, he said.

Ms Egbujo also spoke to a former banker who claims it only takes "a few minutes" to process a bounced cheque at a cost of "a couple of pounds".

The banks have never admitted that they make a profit from bank charges, which are estimated to total £4.5 billion a year. Barclays, which made a record £7.14 billion profit last year, told the programme that its charges were set according to a complex formula. It would not comment further until the result of an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading. The OFT is expected to say that charges should be no more than £12, opening the floodgates to claims running to billions.

Other practices revealed in the programme included:

• "Upgrading" customers to Barclays' Additions account, which charges a fee of £14 a month, without their agreement. Bankers get a £10 bonus for every Additions account sold and one was quoted, saying: "If we've got four million customers paying £14 a month, another £60 million comes in. Thanks very much."

• Consultants from call centres who mislead customers by claiming that they want to talk about their accounts when really they are trying to sell a financial product. One even details how women with Liverpudlian accents are easier to sell to because they have lots of debt or "want a new kitchen".

• Bank workers who access the account details of famous people without their permission.

A spokeswoman for the bank said the scenes filmed for the programme were not "in any way representative of the way in which Barclays does business".

She continued: "We are not in the business of encouraging or condoning misselling or inappropriate sales in any way - We pride ourselves on being a responsible institution that puts its customers first."

• LAST year The Scotsman revealed thousands of Scots had started demanding a refund of bank charges which were ruled excessive by the OFT.

And hundreds have taken their bank to the small claims court and won payouts of as much as £15,000. Thousands more have had the money refunded by their bank without a fight.

The consumer watchdog Which? claimed banks made £4.7 billion last year from charging fees and interest rates on unauthorised overdrafts, even when the amounts were small.

Marc Gander, the co-founder of the Consumer Action Group said: "Banks say that they do not make profits from these charges but it's just not true and they're taking us all for idiots."

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1. http://www.scottwebb.co.uk. / 12:19am 22 Mar 2007

And we are surprised by this how

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2. druidh / 12:29am 22 Mar 2007

"STARTLING new evidence has emerged about how banks overcharge customers who go into the red."

Actually, the story is about A bank, i.e. ONE bank. That would be singular, not plural.

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3. Scaramouche2, A Free Man!! / 12:43am 22 Mar 2007

I've onlt ONE thing to say to these financial institutions .....
"GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK, YOU CHEATING LYING ROBBING &^%$£&^%$!!!!!!"

Succint and to the point I thought.

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4. Peter Cherbi, Edinburgh / 1:20am 22 Mar 2007

'Mornin, Scott

We are surprised by it because it's only taken the tv media about 30 years to publcise it !

They must have fell out with the banks or something ...

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VERY HELPFULL SITE IN GETTING YOUR BANK CHARGES BACK
http://www.PENALTYCHARGES.CO.UK GREAT INFO
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Nice one Frankie mate..............oh & thanks for the cat pic


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A Thief who escaped jail and was then arrested trying to steal a handbag to fund celebrating his freedom has been told to behave.

Fraser Cheyne, 21, stole the bag, containing more than £200, from a female Grampian Police employee on December 21 last year.

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, Cheyne admitted stealing the bag, which also contained an iPod, from the woman at the Charlotte Bar, Charlotte Street, in Aberdeen.

The court heard that Cheyne, of 23 Hayton Road, Aberdeen, was caught after the woman's off-duty police officer friends saw him and decided to give chase.

They caught him and held him until their colleagues arrived from the nearest police station to arrest him.

The police staff had been on a Christmas night out.

The court heard that Cheyne had been warned he was facing a jail sentence on the day of the incident but was ordered to do community service instead.

Sheriff Colin Harris said: "It seems a strange way to celebrate not going to prison."

On a separate charge, Cheyne denied struggling with police officers, which was accepted by the court. Sentence was deferred on Cheyne for six months for him to be of good behaviour. His probation was continued and he is due to appear in court again on September 25.

A police spokesman said: "The person involved chose the wrong place, the wrong people and the wrong time and had his Christmas ruined for his trouble."


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Oh im sure that`ll work
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Oh im sure that`ll work

Not in a month of Sundays!!!!


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 System eh?


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