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    • DebtMan2017
    • By DebtMan2017 13th Jul 17, 1:42 PM
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    Is this legal ?
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    • 13th Jul 17, 1:42 PM
    Is this legal ? 13th Jul 17 at 1:42 PM
    Sorry,I don;t know where to ask this,but since its a bank issue I posted in here.

    I am not staying at my address at the moment so my new bank card got sent to my branch.

    When I went to pick it up the envelope was already open.

    Is this allowed ? I'm assuming it is as the card probably belongs to them etc,but just felt it was a bit off that an envelope addressed to me was opened. Was probably staff,but could have been a dodgy postman for all i know !
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    • d123
    • By d123 13th Jul 17, 10:09 PM
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    Because I made the post at 1.42pm today doesnt mean the envelope incident happened today.
    Originally posted by DebtMan2017
    Yet at 1:42 you had no idea about the fraud and the staff member was working behind the bank counter at some stage fairly recently.

    So somehow after 1:42 you found out that the person was arrested for fraud, the CPS agreed to prosecute the bank worker, the case went to trial and the person was convicted...

    When did you pick the card up? In 2015?

    And how did all this information come to you between 1:42 and 9pm?

    Maybe in a dream while you had an after dinner nap?
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    • camelot1971
    • By camelot1971 14th Jul 17, 9:58 AM
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    reported ....
    Originally posted by DebtMan2017
    School holidays ...
    • Don80
    • By Don80 14th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
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    Cards are the property of the bank - they are just a "tool" they give you to access your account.

    I once had to get a card delivered to a branch (years ago) and they had opened it too. The woman told me it was them as she handed me the envelope. She said they have to record safe delivery at the branch and check the card was for me before handing it over.

    So I am guessing this is just standard practice. I wouldn't worry about this at all.
    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 14th Jul 17, 12:58 PM
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    Amazing how much more quickly time moves online as opposed to the real world.
    • DebtMan2017
    • By DebtMan2017 14th Jul 17, 3:50 PM
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    DebtMan2017
    Cards are the property of the bank - they are just a "tool" they give you to access your account.

    I once had to get a card delivered to a branch (years ago) and they had opened it too. The woman told me it was them as she handed me the envelope. She said they have to record safe delivery at the branch and check the card was for me before handing it over.

    So I am guessing this is just standard practice. I wouldn't worry about this at all.
    Originally posted by Don80
    Thanks Don80. And well done on giving an answer related to the query.
    • DebtMan2017
    • By DebtMan2017 14th Jul 17, 4:06 PM
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    DebtMan2017
    Cards are the property of the bank - they are just a "tool" they give you to access your account.

    I once had to get a card delivered to a branch (years ago) and they had opened it too. The woman told me it was them as she handed me the envelope. She said they have to record safe delivery at the branch and check the card was for me before handing it over.

    So I am guessing this is just standard practice. I wouldn't worry about this at all.
    Originally posted by Don80
    Thanks Don80. And well done on giving an answer related to the query.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 16th Jul 17, 9:20 AM
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    Amazing how much more quickly time moves online as opposed to the real world.
    Originally posted by seashore22
    Specially once the schools have broken up
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 16th Jul 17, 9:28 AM
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    reported ....
    Originally posted by DebtMan2017
    Reported for what now ?
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 16th Jul 17, 10:29 AM
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    robatwork

    Turns out the staff member has since been charged with a fraud not related to my case and expected to get 7-10 years.
    Originally posted by DebtMan2017
    This is an incredibly long sentence for fraud - in fact you would be talking about £millions for this kind of length.

    So this wouldn't be someone who dabbles in petty card crime - so links to the news story or it didn't happen.
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