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    • Shelldean
    • By Shelldean 12th Sep 12, 8:02 PM
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    watchdog - wonga loans
    • #1
    • 12th Sep 12, 8:02 PM
    watchdog - wonga loans 12th Sep 12 at 8:02 PM
    on now, watchdog said they're going to be talking about Wonga loans.

    Where you've not had a loan but they clear your account anyway.
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    • lovinituk
    • By lovinituk 12th Sep 12, 8:49 PM
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    • #2
    • 12th Sep 12, 8:49 PM
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    • 12th Sep 12, 8:49 PM
    The guy they had in from Wonga was well out of his depth! Stuttering and repeating the same things, was very amusing watching him squirm
  • Moneyproblems111
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    • 12th Sep 12, 8:52 PM
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    • 12th Sep 12, 8:52 PM
    Ah missed this hopefully catch it on BBC Ipayer as do like watching it when talking about debts/loans/banks
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 12th Sep 12, 9:02 PM
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    • #4
    • 12th Sep 12, 9:02 PM
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    • 12th Sep 12, 9:02 PM
    Anne trapped the Head of Marketing into agreeing to refund any victims of fraud that Wonga have collected money from their accounts along with interest at the same rate Wonga charge.

    Epic fail by their marketing guy, someone's gonna be in trouble with three pensioners tomorrow. Earls gonna give him a right bad boy going over.
    • Heffi1
    • By Heffi1 12th Sep 12, 9:03 PM
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    • #5
    • 12th Sep 12, 9:03 PM
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    • 12th Sep 12, 9:03 PM
    I think that man is for the sack, he clearly did not expect that question from Anne, but may have recovered himself just at the end.
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  • topsales
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    • 12th Sep 12, 9:05 PM
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    • 12th Sep 12, 9:05 PM
    Looking forward to receiving repayment plus interest as promised after fraud on my account!
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 12th Sep 12, 9:08 PM
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    • 12th Sep 12, 9:08 PM
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    • 12th Sep 12, 9:08 PM
    He said exactly the same amount that they lost, plus an extra payment.
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 12th Sep 12, 9:13 PM
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    • #8
    • 12th Sep 12, 9:13 PM
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    • 12th Sep 12, 9:13 PM
    Lol I've just found this caption competition on wonga's twitter feed. The temptation to enter and refer to Darryl Bowman the ex Wonga marketing manager has over come me.

    Please do not copy me as I don't think Wonga or Darryl (Gerald Ratner) Bowman would appreciate it...

    https://twitter.com/WongaGillian/status/245832969414139904/photo/1
  • LeeB1988
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    • 12th Sep 12, 10:17 PM
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    • 12th Sep 12, 10:17 PM
    I think even Ann was shocked when he agreed to refund plus the massive interest for victims of fraud lol
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 12th Sep 12, 10:21 PM
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    I think even Ann was shocked when he agreed to refund plus the massive interest for victims of fraud lol
    Originally posted by LeeB1988
    She caught him off-guard. He back pedalled at the end.
  • Daedalus
    She caught him off-guard. He back pedalled at the end.
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    That was not my understand, you honour...
    • fermi
    • By fermi 13th Sep 12, 8:31 AM
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01ms174/?t=42m58s
    • roddydogs
    • By roddydogs 13th Sep 12, 8:55 AM
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    They should be prosecuted for their dreadful ageist advert, as they would be if it targeted certain other minority groups. Portraying old people as stupid & "Ga Ga"
    • Treadmill
    • By Treadmill 13th Sep 12, 9:03 AM
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    Wonga ads get everywhere, I don't think there is a free iPhone app that doesn't have them.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 13th Sep 12, 9:19 AM
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    The guy they had in from Wonga was well out of his depth! Stuttering and repeating the same things, was very amusing watching him squirm
    Originally posted by lovinituk
    Have you noticed the chair for the guest is different from Annes. Its a small perch difficult to relax in.
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    • MrSilk
    • By MrSilk 13th Sep 12, 10:28 AM
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    Although I've never required the need to use Wonga, or been affected by any payments out of my account *touch wood*, I can truly sympathise with people who have.

    I'm glad that this company who classes itself as a 'responsible lender' but prays on vulnerable people and charges hideous interest rates have been investigated by Watchdog and I believe that this investigation is well and truly long overdue.

    I hope that the people affected by incorrect and scandalous charges are refunded immediately, along with the terrifying amount of interest Wonga charge, after all; that's what he agree'd.
    • whatmichaelsays
    • By whatmichaelsays 13th Sep 12, 11:02 AM
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    I think even Ann was shocked when he agreed to refund plus the massive interest for victims of fraud lol
    Originally posted by LeeB1988
    Anne Robinson's interview style is terrible. I know she wants to be forceful with her guests, but it's completely counter-productive.

    The interview is for the interviewee to be heard, yet Anne seems to just go down the "me me me" approach. At the end of the interview, nobody is any the wiser.

    If she actually allowed her guests to answer the questions put to them, then these interviews might serve a purpose. Instead, she seems to think that it is her personal responsibility to berate whichever PR junior has been sent along to Television Centre.
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  • Apples2
    I wonder how many genuine borrowers are going to try the "it wasn't me" card?

    About time the "I've had my card stolen so cancelled it" was replaced.
  • robpw2
    @WongaGillian anne robinson reading wonga contracts before #bbcwatchdog pic.twitter.com/BGHRWmrz


    its humourous to me not sure they will like it


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    • MrSilk
    • By MrSilk 13th Sep 12, 1:36 PM
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    @WongaGillian anne robinson reading wonga contracts before #bbcwatchdog pic.twitter.com/BGHRWmrz


    its humourous to me not sure they will like it
    Originally posted by robpw2
    Seems that Anne has put a spanner in the works and now they have a HUGE grudge against someone who is only doing their job and speaking on behalf of all the innocent vulnerably people they have shafted... Says a lot about the company though doesn't it.
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