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    • sufcfan1
    • By sufcfan1 11th Jul 13, 6:52 AM
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    sufcfan1
    QuickQuid email - Have I been a victim of Fraud?
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    • 11th Jul 13, 6:52 AM
    QuickQuid email - Have I been a victim of Fraud? 11th Jul 13 at 6:52 AM
    Hoping for some of the excellent advice of the people on here with regards to am email I recieved this morning, reportedly from 'QuickQuid'?

    Now i may be many things, but I am not daft enough to go anywhere near these types, so I was hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction with regards to what my next step should be.

    The credit licence number in the email is for the right company, so I am leaning towards this being from the company in question, but this is the first email i have ever had from them, and they have my name but the rest is a mystery.

    Subject: Extended Repayment Plan Available: Prevent Sale To 3rd Party Collectors

    Dear sufcfan1,
    Customer ID: *******
    Unless payment is made on your loan by 2 August 2013 it may be sold to a third party collection agency.
    To help you prevent this transfer your defaulted loan balance has been referred to the QuickQuid Final Resolution Department.
    QuickQuid will accept a re-payment plan over n/a months. Based on your outstanding balance of n/a this would be a monthly payment of n/a. Please contact our Final Resolution Department between 08:00 and 21:00 Mon - Fri at 0800 016 3114 to accept this offer or to learn about other options available. It is important to provide dates of payment when replying to this e-mail as the arrangement is incomplete without dates of payment.
    Once a payment plan is in place, collections activities will stop as long as payments are made on time. The only forms of payment accepted for this offer are Debit Card or Direct Debit Mandate. If your account information has changed please inform our agents so they can update your information.
    QuickQuid Final Resolution
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  • glasgowsaver2011
    Jjust got the same email

    I suppose it does say

    Balance - NA
    • marleyboy
    • By marleyboy 11th Jul 13, 8:26 AM
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    marleyboy
    This is not a scam (in my opinion). Someone just sent out a reminder letter email but chose the wrong options and included all registered accounts.

    They say n/a because you have no loan on file.

    I think everyone who has received one must of set an account up at some point for whatever reason. I have never had a loan from them but I do remember signing up years ago.
    Originally posted by Glennn
    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.
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  • nicknack101uk
    Hi,

    My first post. But I've had this e-mail this morning as well. I have got a loan with them but it is up to date. All the numbers on the website seem to be down this morning as well.
  • lucyAM
    Also had an email from them this morning.
    Never even visited their website before, so was a little concerned.
    Googled the phone number, and this thread came up, so glad to see it's not just me and it looks to be a scam.
    • Larac
    • By Larac 11th Jul 13, 8:40 AM
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    Larac
    QuickQuid PDL - asking for a repayment plan for a loan I don't Have!
    Can some body advise _ I have been sent a email over night from a company called QuickQuid asking me to contact them about putting a payment loan for a payday loan that I have defaulted on, otherwise they will put into the hands of third party collection agency.

    The thing is I have never had a payday loan with this company. Do I ignore? - my concern is that they will put a default notice on my credit file and I will have another 6 years added. (My credit file is poor due to my DMP but I don't want any more added on)

    I was not sure this was not some of scam as when I rang the contact number it would not connect and then when it did all the agents were busy and a recorded American voice suggested I use their website and login using my account - which I don't have.
    • InvernessIron
    • By InvernessIron 11th Jul 13, 8:51 AM
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    InvernessIron
    Also received one. Number in the email doesn't work either.
  • Alaina82
    Quickquid loan default
    I also got an email this morning telling me I have defaulted on my loan and it was being referred to the QQ final resolution team. I've never ever had a quick quid loan.
  • frostyspur
    If it does emerge that this was a security breach - which I strongly suspect is the case... It would demonstrate that they are probably breaching PCI regulations (card scheme security standards) which will undermine their ability to take card payments from customers in the future. For an industry that's already under the microscope due to fraud and security issues, this is further proof that closer scrutiny is required.
  • Nadnerb
    Rejoice
    Also got message. Never had loan. Just a thought...I would never ring number or acknowledge in any way. This only validates your email addy to Phishers which they can then sell on and phone may be premium rate so perhaps they are making money that way.

    Anyway knowing these parasites at QuickQuid are having a crappy day should be a source of joy to us all. Trebles all round......
    Which is worse - ignorance or indifference?
    Personally I don't know and don't care
    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 11th Jul 13, 9:14 AM
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    Tixy
    Large thread on the loan section started this morning, many people have received this, it seems to be some sort of error.
    See this link Have I been a victim of Fraud?
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    • clive12
    • By clive12 11th Jul 13, 9:17 AM
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    clive12
    Also got the same email but never had a loan with them.

    I may have made a inquiry previously (I dont remember) but never taken anything out.
    • iolanthe07
    • By iolanthe07 11th Jul 13, 9:19 AM
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    iolanthe07
    I'm feeling lonely and abandoned. I did not have an e-mail from them this morning. Is it something that even my best friend won't tell me?
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  • rouk
    Perhaps a call to www dot actionfraud dot police dot uk in the first instance could be a brilliant idea.
    Then contact quickquid from their website. Never follow a link or use a phone from any suspicious email received.
    • coco1277
    • By coco1277 11th Jul 13, 9:22 AM
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    coco1277
    Me and my husband both received emails as well , never used the company for a loan , very strange indeed
  • nombet
    hi everyone, I to have had this e mail this morning. I also have never had a loan from quickquid. after looking on forums most of this morning it is a scam. ignoring the e mail

    thanks everyone for reporting this.
  • Macrae88
    I'm so glad I found this thread. I got this email this morning too, and it sent me into a bit of a panic, I HAD tried to take loan out with the once to cover a week until pay day, rather luckily I was declined a loan. But this email got my head racing.

    "Did I actually get the loan and forget about it?"
    "It was about 2 years ago that I applied, and my memory isn't great"
    "Oh god, imagine the interest!!!"

    I'm glad that I'm not alone in receiving it, before finding this I did send them an email, so hopefully I can get some clarification from them.

    I must say it's quite a convincing email, and I don't dare to think about the people who do have outstanding loans with them. I hope everyone has managed to steer clear of handing over any information.
    • DS4215
    • By DS4215 11th Jul 13, 9:39 AM
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    DS4215
    Large thread on the loan section started this morning, many people have received this, it seems to be some sort of error.
    See this link Have I been a victim of Fraud?
    Originally posted by Tixy
    I've not seen the email, but it *could* also be a new type of phishing email. Get people worried and ask them to ring an expensive phone line where nobody answers...
  • ladyelegance77
    I have a loan with them and got the email too, I fired one back reminding them that I'm with StepChange and my account with QQ was passed to MacKenzie Hall a month or so ago.....I did think it was odd to get this email, I was annoyed to get it. I do wish I'd never used payday loans but I was weak and desperate so I hold my hands up and say I did and that's that. These companies do need serious regulations and need to be watched 24/7 or shut down. Hope everyone's having a good day so far by the way
  • tankmc
    I have had an email from them too this morning, but again, I have never used them :/
    Originally posted by Nat1977
    Same thing, never used them. However they own other loan companies with various names, including Pounds2Pocket which i used a couple of years a go. They will use one database for all there customers so it may explain why people who have never used QQ themselves are getting the email.
  • spacey2012
    What does need pointing out:
    If a company has lent money to someone they believe to be you.
    They are the victim of the fraud not you.

    Never let them fool you otherwise or convince you that you are the victim of the scam.
    The responsibility of any lender is to identify the person correctly, if they allow someone to deceive them with your identity that is their problem not yours.
    Stand firm from day 1.

    Just a scam mail in this instance, but the lack of knowledge on who is the victim in such frauds is worrying.
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