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Old 18-12-21, 11:44 PM   #10331
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On parcel deliveries - a lot can be tracked by the customer of course, from despatch to local depot, to driver on his rounds in local area.
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Old 04-01-22, 11:17 PM   #10332
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banks... had my card declined so had to phone fraud squad. passed all the i think 6 questions the last question was how long have you had your account for.... ermmm i dont know.. sorry sir there is nothing we can do, you will have to go into your bank to get it sorted... WTF

used my other card with the same bank and it sailed through...

so who honestly can remember off the top of their head when they opened their bank account?

now its not just a case of you cant use your card it removes it from digital banking... im not a happy bunny having to be held ransom.

its ok though as its not real money.......
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Old 05-01-22, 07:27 AM   #10333
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now its not just a case of you cant use your card it removes it from digital banking... im not a happy bunny having to be held ransom.
It may not be right for you, but for me it's been a revelation - a few years ago I got a Monzo account for travel (they don't charge for foreign exchange transactions).You literally do everything through the app, and I've never had to speak to anyone about it.

I still have my Natwest account, but have a standing order to transfer "spending" money over to Monzo each month, so I use it almost all the time.

If you have one of their paid accounts (I don't ... yet) you can also create virtual card numbers to use online so you can give a different card number to each site and set limits on them.

Anyway, here ends the advert for Monzo.
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Old 05-01-22, 09:43 AM   #10334
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banks... had my card declined so had to phone fraud squad. passed all the i think 6 questions the last question was how long have you had your account for.... ermmm i dont know.. sorry sir there is nothing we can do, you will have to go into your bank to get it sorted... WTF

used my other card with the same bank and it sailed through...

so who honestly can remember off the top of their head when they opened their bank account?

now its not just a case of you cant use your card it removes it from digital banking... im not a happy bunny having to be held ransom.

its ok though as its not real money.......
August 2005 a few days before I started a job. Was Abbey National at the time, now Santander
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Old 05-01-22, 10:22 AM   #10335
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thing is i dont want to use an app on my phone. its bad enough i have to use it for making calls.

i have dyslexia and it furks with my memory so it takes me all my time to remember what i had for lunch yesterday or even worse peoples names.

here's the big question... what if i have covid and the only way to verify myself is to go into the bank with photo id?.. answer.. i'm stuffed and cant by food online etc.etc.
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Old 13-01-22, 10:32 PM   #10336
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Alleged Chinese spy found in parliament .What only one ?!
Story on tv not long ago about former Chinese student at a British university who was now working for the Chinese military and has filed several patents using knowledge he acquired at a university here. How many Chinese students are there in British universities and does anybody think some aren't sponsored by the CCP ?! Just a thought.
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Old 14-01-22, 08:20 AM   #10337
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Loads of them. We had a group of them learning about our job. One was caught with a usb stick in one of our work PCs, when the USB ports were enabled, so he could download stuff. Don't think he would have found much, but that's not the point.
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Old 14-01-22, 09:14 AM   #10338
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Alleged Chinese spy found in parliament .What only one ?!
Story on tv not long ago about former Chinese student at a British university who was now working for the Chinese military and has filed several patents using knowledge he acquired at a university here. How many Chinese students are there in British universities and does anybody think some aren't sponsored by the CCP ?! Just a thought.

Who would have thought a Chinese spy would look Chinese, damned good disguise.
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Old 14-01-22, 09:39 AM   #10339
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Alleged Chinese spy found in parliament .What only one ?!
Story on tv not long ago about former Chinese student at a British university who was now working for the Chinese military and has filed several patents using knowledge he acquired at a university here. How many Chinese students are there in British universities and does anybody think some aren't sponsored by the CCP ?! Just a thought.

Want to take bets on an attempted Media redirection form current Government issues to a juicy Spy Story instead?
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Old 14-01-22, 08:03 PM   #10340
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Want to take bets on an attempted Media redirection form current Government issues to a juicy Spy Story instead?
Yes ,that had occurred to me, divert attention from 'party' scandal they are even now still trying to make excuses for.
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