About 8 months ago I contacted Virgin Mobile to ask why they were taking a payment from my bank every month. They couldn't tell me anything unless I knew my account password. I didnt open the account so I didnt have a password.
I told them "please leave a note on the account that I called because I am going to make sure this doesnt get paid again".
Since then I called again and asked why they keep trying to take money off me (it shows on my credit report that they keep trying) and managed to get someone to raise an internal fraud investigation. I have a reference number and everything.
Unfortunately since then it's been basically impossible to get an update and my credit report is now showing a repossession! How do I get in touch with someone in Virgin Mobile's fraud team before they do any more damage to my credit score?
Virgin have become notoriously difficult to contact.
Hopefully the Forum Team will be able to help you - they seem to be the only people at Virgin who care at all in my experience.
If you’re still getting nowhere, ask someone on the Forum Team to raise a complaint for you, then ask for a letter of deadlock. Once you’ve got this, you can take it to to the Ofcom approved Dispute Resolution service (CEDR) who will decide on the action Virgin needs to take.
I got through to someone and my original fraud case had been closed without me being notified. Virgin Mobile have continued to attempt to take money every month and I now have multiple missed payments and a default/repossession on my credit report.
I raised a new query and a new fraud case was opened. I was informed that I would receive some form of confirmation with 72 hours and nothing has come through.
Here's the timeline for anyone who is interested;
8th of October 2019 - initial contact
16th of Feb 2020 - try the (useless) SMS system and end up having to call. Fraud query raised
27th of March - 51 minute phone call. Nothing useful.
Thank you for coming back to us, I am sorry to see you still have not been contacted by the fraud team, a from has been filled out on several occasions, if you would like to raise an official complaint as mentioned you can view our complaints code of practice here .