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Old Nov 14th 2020, 9:29 am
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A Dr Gammons is the UKIP candidate for London mayor.
VOTE GAMMONS!
His party leader is DICK BRAINES.
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Old Nov 14th 2020, 2:40 pm
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Bit of a shocker.

Why, when it's so obvious that frauds have been perpetrated, is it so difficult for the victim to get a satisfactory response until a national newspaper intervenes?
The first Jane Davies* knew that someone had made a claim in her name was when she received a letter from the DWP telling her that it would be taking a big chunk of her £1,334 advance from her November pay packet.

Davies, a single mother, says she has never claimed any benefits other than child benefit. She initially thought the letter was a scam.

Only after spending hours on hold and finally talking to someone did she discover that the demand was for real, and the government was set to recoup the money it had paid someone else claiming in her name.

“The letter warned that 20% of next month’s salary was to be taken and trying to get this resolved has been a nightmare,” Davies says.

“None of the people I spoke to could help, except to tell me that I owed this money. I reported the matter to Action Fraud and heard nothing. Similarly, I have tried to change my national insurance number, which I thought had been used as part of the claim, but all I get back are standard email replies – I’m going round in circles. I must have spent 30 hours on the phone trying to sort this out, mostly on hold.”
'It's a nightmare': woman faces £1,300 demand due to universal credit fraud
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Old Nov 14th 2020, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Red Eric View Post
Bit of a shocker.

Why, when it's so obvious that frauds have been perpetrated, is it so difficult for the victim to get a satisfactory response until a national newspaper intervenes?

'It's a nightmare': woman faces £1,300 demand due to universal credit fraud
Because nobody cares. I guess "levelling up" doesn't apply here
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Old Nov 14th 2020, 5:52 pm
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Bit of a shocker.
Additional things stood out for me. I find it very hard to believe the comment that a NINO would not have been necessary and
Any victim of a scam, who has not benefited from it in any way, will not be held liable for any debt. Instead, we will seek to recover any losses from the perpetrator, and in this case no money has been taken from Jane Davies.”
Except, as the article said, but for the guardian's intervention she would have had money deducted from her wages.
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