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QuickQuid email - Have I been a victim of Fraud?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Loans
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  • tankmc wrote: »
    As i have said they own other companies such as Pounds to Pocket, they may have had a loan with them. Even applying for a loan, once they have your email its with them for life.

    Read MarleyBoys post
    Funny that,

    I got one this morning that went straight into my spam folder. Having NEVER signed up to them or any other Loan company, never even considered setting up an account with them or any other loan company and never even accidentally browsed a loan companies site.

    He claims to have had NO contact with ANY loan company. SO how do they manage to hold is details on their system.
  • HanBoxHanBox Forumite
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    I am SO RELIEVED to have found this thread! Been worrying ever since I received the exact same email this morning.

    I have taken out a past loan with Quick Quid, however this was actually paid off last year and since I have sworn NEVER to use these sites again. I checked my online account this morning and it clearly states I have paid my loan off - plus the loan number differs to the one in this email. I also checked my account by phone - again it says that everything is paid.

    I am a sucker for finances and know what is coming out of my account down to the last penny thanks to daily checks on my App and careful planning. Have noticed no withdrawals or payments I am not familiar with.

    I am actually really angry about this and have forwarded the email to the address given on the Quick Quid site. I am not about to reply to this email or call the number (noticed it was not listed on the official site). I will keep people informed as to whether I get a reply.

    However, i'm definitely breathing easy now! SCAM stamped all over it.
  • SeanCoSeanCo Forumite
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    gb12345 wrote: »
    Read MarleyBoys post



    He claims to have had NO contact with ANY loan company. SO how do they manage to hold is details on their system.

    To me there are three possible scenarios:
    • A phishing scam using Quickquid as a convenient badge
    • The Quickquid marketing prospects, as opposed to customers, mailing list has been hacked.
    • Quickquid themeslves have accidently sent this nonesense to their marketing prospects (aka spam) mailing list.
    As others have mentioned I would not recommend calling the number quoted as if either of the first two scenarios above apply the call could end terminating at a £3 per minute recorded message outside the UK.
  • viderzviderz Forumite
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    Got same, complained to FOS, reported to BBC watchdog and sent email to director of quick quid. Hate these companies
  • SeanCo wrote: »
    As others have mentioned I would not recommend calling the number quoted as if either of the first two scenarios above apply the call could end terminating at a £3 per minute recorded message outside the UK.


    The phone number is a legitimate quickquid phone number - it is on faq.html on their website (not going to provide a link as I don't want to give them the benefit of a link from this site) under "How can a CPA be Cancelled".

    I've not seen the email to know whether there are any links in it or whether the return address is legit, but to me it looks like this email has originated from QuickQuid, so that would just leave your third option as a possibility.
  • sharp82sharp82 Forumite
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    Candy53 wrote: »
    I haven't got one.

    Now, most of you, and there are many, have had nothing to do with these people. They now say it was a system error, so how did they have all of your email addresses?



    Candy

    I imagine they brought a load of email addresses from somewhere for a marketing campaign. Then some fool sent the wrong email
  • ConsumeristConsumerist Forumite
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    tankmc wrote: »
    . . . Even applying for a loan, once they have your email its with them for life.
    Under the Data Protection Act, however, companies are required to keep personal information only for as long as is necessary. So they should only keep the data if you actually become a customer.
    >:)Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • iB1iB1 Forumite
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    It would be interesting to see the e-mail headers from one of the e-mails to determine which servers this e-mail has originated from
  • PincherPincher
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    There is probably a monthly edition of the latest personal information database for the UK population. Facebook and Google actually have technical people to keep data safe, but the NHS and the rest of the civil service are forever losing their laptops.

    I have no doubt by renewing my passport, I have just given all my personal information to the Russians.
  • iB1 wrote: »
    It would be interesting to see the e-mail headers from one of the e-mails to determine which servers this e-mail has originated from

    mailed-by: envfrm.rsys5.com
    signed-by: email.quickquid.co.uk
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