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  1. #1
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    Interesting but potentially scary situation

    Each month I get my call credit and noddle credit reports and they often have 'offers' of available credit.

    This month Likely loans came up so i thought hell why not have a laugh and see if they would lend me any money

    I completed a few very basic details, name address phone number

    I then got an email saying you are approved we will do some more checks - had that type of thing before and they come back and say no thanks

    I did not provide my bank details nor did i sign anything

    Anyway today when checking my emails I found one saying here is your loan agreement and the money will be paid into your account by the end of the day . I checked and found £4K - yes £4K in my bank account.

    The loan agreement was supposedly signed at 22.12 on 3/5/2017 by me typing my name . It is signed in my sunday name which i almost never use, what little credit i have is in my daily name

    I am kind of angry
    With me for applying although i was just curious
    With them for forging my digital signature
    With them for paying £4K into my bank account
    How did they get my bank details- must be from clearscore

    I have arranged to transfer the money back but it means going home to get the card reader so I can set up the payment,

    They have promised they will remove all trace from my credit file

    It is odd that this month clearscore have removed all defaults from my credit file although at least 2 are still valid

    Not really expecting a response, just ranting

    Anyone who knows me will know the lengths i go to so that i do not have large sums of money in my bank account - I could quite easily right now be spending spending spending. I would love a new Mac , Ipad, Iphone

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    :o ... is it REALLY that easy ffs?!?!
    Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of.

    It doesn't matter where your journey begins, so long as you begin it...

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  3. #3
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    It was really that easy

    I wouldn't lend me money and they paid 4K into my bank account.

    They didn't even seem shocked when I said I hadn't signed the agreement

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    what was the interest rate out of curiosity - they quote a representative APR of 59.9%

    were you asked for any details about income? expenditure?

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    A whopping 65.9% APR

    The only info asked was my monthly expenditure and my rent

    It seems , after having gone back through I did have to put my bank details in

    i have repaid the money by direct payment and it has now left my bank , I also have an email saying the agreement has been cancelled.

    To be honest for a moment or 5 I did think about a 3500 spending spree then BR = until my rational head kicked in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warwick65 View Post

    I wouldn't lend me money........
    No worries, Warwick.
    You can lend it to me instead!

    This is only my opinion - "
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  7. #7
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    My only comment is what would have happened if your bank account had exceeded the overdraft limit so you weren't in a position to return the funds if your bank 'helped themselves ' to some or all of the credit paid in.

    I'm not suggesting you are overdrawn - I was referring to the principle. Maybe that's why they do it so consumers can't return the unasked for loan

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    @Diana M
    That was my line of thinking .
    Also they said they have set up a DD which I will have to keep an eye on, additionally the 'agreement' said I had a right to cancel but interest would be charged on a daily basis of nearly £6 from when the money arrived to when it was returned. However, Stu on the phone- I have a recording- said there was no interest to pay

    As these loans are targetted at people with a poor to rubbish credit rating - how tempting would it be to have used it

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