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Message posted by romany girl via mobile 18/2/2019 at 9:16am
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I may have caught them out by using their 'click and collect' service come to think about it, paying in the local Sainsburys store since they opened up a branch in there recently.

You still have to enter all your details, but dont need to enter your credit card, although one of my cards does have the same spelling mistake on it, made by the bank, not me, but is still usable.

With the click and collect, l have even shortened my first name to just two letters, ticked the box for no junk mail, and yo and behold, the third party junk mail has poured into my box in the following weeks addressed likewise!

A few years ago, when paying by cheque was commonplace, l accidently wrote a cheque in a hurry out of my husbands personal cheque book, to which l had no official access, and signed it with my own usual signiture. Same surname, but totally different writing to his.
Low and behold, when his statement arrived, the cheque for a couple of hundred pounds to pay for a gas bill had been processed and cashed, and the money that should have been taken remained in my account.

We both banked with the same bank, but it was not a joint account, so in theory, l could have signed my husbands cheque ' Micky Mouse' and it would have still been paid out. There were a few red faces when l went down to tackle them about that one infront of a line of waiting customers at their counter l can tell you!

Ok, my mistake in writing it in the wrong book, but pure proof that the security at this high street bank as regards paying out cheques was severely lacking.

The Argos trick has worked in other places too, try doing it if you send for a brochure or free samples of something where there is no need to enter your card payment details, one large kitchen company last Autumn who we requested a catalogue from, spammed our post with loads of other stuff relating to house DIY and renovations all addressed to Mr.W.J, no surname, but the same initials l had used to request a catalogue on all of them that arrived, despite ticking the 'No Junkmail from third parties' box online.

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Message posted by Bob6118/2/2019 at 9:58am
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Yes, banks aren't as secure as they pretend to be unless you want to phone them for something and then it takes half a day to get through the security checks

I recall once when a company took too much out of my account on a so called guaranteed direct debit and I phoned the bank to get it paid back in. They weren't interested and said they had no control over what companies withdraw on direct debits and I would have to take it up with them. I now only use direct debits if there is no other convenient way of paying.

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In my laptop (but not iPhone) I can click on a message in my In box and “move to Spam.” Thereafter, that sender goes to Spam next time, I have that set to empty automatically when an email is a month old.
‘Unsubscribe’ works for legitimate mail shots.
But check if it’s legitimate or Phishing ( malicious) - click on Reply but do not Send. Check the address that’s come up. It may obviously be nothing to do with Tesco or Argos etc. Then cancel the reply and forward the whole email to the Phishing email address for the company (it’s on their website) and they should deal with it.
And change your email log in password, just to be super safe.

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Message posted by path20 via mobile 20/2/2019 at 2:18pm
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Thank you, all good advice.

Message posted by path20 via mobile 07/3/2019 at 11:45pm
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Thank you, think I’ve cracked it. The deluge of junk mail to my inbox has practically stopped.
I have unsubscribed everyone that came in, even the same ones time and time again. It seems to have worked, fingers crossed.


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