Unless you regard the internet as being home to a bunch of fraudsters and scoundrels, who spend their days concocting elaborate scams to get you to part with your money, sooner or later you’re sure to be scammed.
Sorry to be so cynical, but I regularly interact with people who fell victim to these scams because they were too trusting, and didn’t question what they were told.
I continue to get e-mails from readers expressing outrage at having discovered a “content” charge on their cellphone bills for a subscription to some “value-added” service they insist they did not agree to.
These third-party companies, which get subscribers’ money via an agreement with the networks, are called wireless application service providers, or Wasps.
The is a press release from the Credit Ombud about misconceptions consumers have around the proposed Removal of Adverse Information Project:
The past few months have had consumers eagerly waiting to hear how their ‘bad’ credit records will disappear as a result of the DTI’s Removal of Adverse Information Project which has now been given the go-ahead by Cabinet.
About the time the shops start filling with tinsel and other Christmassy trinkets, my inbox fills up with e-mails from people complaining about being harassed, out of blue, by debt collectors demanding that they pay a seemingly “thumb-sucked” amount.
Can collectors contact you many years after you last had dealings with a company and demand that you pay some alleged debt? Yes, they can.