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Thousands hit by council blunder

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posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 04:52 AM
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Thousands hit by council blunder


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Nearly 10,000 payments have been wrongly taken from bank accounts by a council following a "computer error".

One ratepayer, Debra Taylor, who lives on the Bransholme estate in Hull, said she was horrified to discover that seven duplicated payments were taken from her account without her authority, totalling £378.89.
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posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 04:52 AM
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This major blunder is bad enough but what also bothers me is for anyone who is short of cash and has had other direct debits drawn from their accounts only to be put in debt by it.

Some debits will be drawn again by automated computer programmes.

The banks will charge for failed direct debits putting the account holder further into debt, for which the banks will again charge for being overdrawn.

I can see a lot of people getting very angry over this.

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posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 04:41 PM
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Council bills error took £900,000

Council bosses in Hull have revealed £900,000 was wrongly debited from thousands of bank accounts as a result of a computer error.

The city council, which discovered the blunder on Wednesday, said it would be another week before the 9,500 erroneous transactions were corrected.

Overpayments from individuals totalled as much as £1,000 and cash centres have been set up to rectify the problems.

By Friday afternoon, 80 people had been paid a total of £12,500 at the centres.


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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 06:19 AM
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Wonder how much interest the bank earned on this little blunder?



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