Dodgy PPI Scam
PPI reclaim service
Local residents have received annoying text messages urging them to go to www.ppinow.org and get help claiming compensation from High Street banks.
PPI means 'Payment Protection Insurance'. Some banks sold bad PPI policies to some of their customers. A compensation scheme has been set-up.
The government's financial services regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA) says claiming compensation is easy and individuals can do it themselves.
The FSA is offering free advice and a claim form on their web site at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/consumerinformation/product_news/insurance/payment_protection_insurance_/claim-back-ppi
This is one of several messages received by local residents
From : +44 7752 262029
Date : Wednesday 6 June 2012
We have been trying to contact you regarding your PPI, We now know how much you are owed, please visit www.ppinow.org to confirm your details
Dynamoo's Blog has an interesting article, written in October 2011, about the instigator of this particular scam and his activities with www.loanslineuk.co.uk (details of loanslineuk.co.uk are shown at the bottom of this web page.)
Also on the Dynamoo Blog is this advice on how to forward these annoying text messages to your own mobile phone provider.
Do not forget to include the Sender's number.
A knowledgeable person told the Slough Times the scams tend to work by:
release fee[in advance].
admin feeto cover research and lawyers costs.
feeusing Ukash vouchers [see www.ukash.com ]
419 scams. They are seemingly endless. The fraudsters always prey on the gullible, vulnerable and weak. A search on Google shows
O2 Telecommunications. It rents landlines, provides landline and radio broadband and operates BT's former Cellnet mobile telephone system.
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