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iD - paranoid??

Captain_Cretin

ULTIMATE Member
I decided to give iD a try, as GiffGaff runs on O2, and which in Malvern at least, means really, really crap 3G speeds.
(and iD is half the price for exactly the same data allowance).

SO, I filled in the online application and sent off for my free iD sim.

The next day I get an email saying my order has been cancelled, because I have failed "internal security checks"

WTF??

Two more days have passed since I queried that, and no reply, next step may be a FOI demand.
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Most companies are rubbish at conducting "security checks" and nine times out of ten what they really mean is a "credit check", which can easily be failed simply by one character being wrong somewhere.
 

Captain_Cretin

ULTIMATE Member
I suspected "credit check", and my score is very good; but I DID have issues with an illegal "note" added to my records about 20 years ago, and worry the damned thing has turned up again.
(It doesnt "officially" exist, so I cant "officially" get it removed, but I have been told about it "unofficially").

No response from iD, not even an acknowledgement of my email; so either the email address they use is for outgoing mail only (but no warning about it given), or they are a bunch of ******* who dont bother reading incoming mail.
 

sentup.custard

ULTIMATE Member
I often fail because B(r)ent Council can't get my address right so if the company concerned checks the electoral register things don't match, I'm at a different (non-existent) address instead. I usually end up on the phone to whoever and/or they want a deposit, which doesn't particularly bother me, I'm not broke and it's easier than trying to knock some sense into the council jobsworths - if I found anyone in B(r)ent Council with a brain I'd have them arrested for being in possession of stolen property.

To my surprise, when I switched my mobile broadband monthly contract from EE to Three this didn't happen, which really surprised me at the time, but on reflection it's possibly because I already had a PAYG phone SIM registered with them.
 

martinsq

Regular Member
Credit Checks are joke. Halifax has just reduced my CC limit to £75, not enough for a tank of fuel..., meanwhile B/Card has upped my limit to £10k !
I have no idea what info the 'Credit rating agencies' have on me, and I don't care ! I can borrow a 6 fig. sum from my mortgage by just writing a cheque and the interest should have just droped to 1.25%.... :)
Regards,
Martin
 
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