1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Theiving Scum

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MaX_PoWah, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. MaX_PoWah

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,941

    Location: Sheffield

    Went out monday night and well it was a rough nite, drank quite a bit at this bbq then went to some pubs, the next morning i woke up panicing as i could not find my wallet... fair enough thought i had lost it, cancelled all my cards the next morning.. felt terrible as its not like me to lose my wallet, even on the worse nights out..

    Looks on my statement this morning and someone has used my card to top up there o2 phone, i phone lloyds fraud people and they are sorting it out, so its obvious my wallet was stolen, and before i shell out for another driving license, is there anyway i could get o2 to give me the phone number of the person who topped up there phone using my card ? especially as i have the account and card number or would telling the police what has happened help ? as i intially reported it lost, and its obvious its was taken from me as they must have the power to make o2 give them the number + possible address?

    All views opinions / suggested courses of action apreciated, but i think i need to move quick...
     
  2. Andelusion

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

    Posts: 14,339

    Location: Huddersfield

    Unlucky, just phone O2 and see what they can do.

    Try more than once too, if someone tells you there's nothing you can do then persist with someone else who might be more willing to help you.

    You did the right thing cancelling your cards anyway, luckily they only topped up their phone, could have been much worse :)
     
  3. Phantom

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,809

    Location: Southampton, Hampshire

    tell the police - its their job
     
  4. AJUK

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2003

    Posts: 10,949

    As the phone is obviously a pay and go, there is little chance of being able to find out the owner of it anyway. :(
     
  5. MaX_PoWah

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,941

    Location: Sheffield

    if i got the number tho i could ring up and claim i was delivering something etc, we have had it done to us where we work and got charged a fortune in the process, once i have the address, tell the police and let them sort it.
     
  6. FordPrefect

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,715

    As said let the police sort it out. Unfortunetly I dont see what you can do about the driving license except pay out for another one. Your household insurance might cover you though? As for asking for the phone number that was topped up o2 wouldnt be able to supply you with the number in question due to data protection laws. Besides its more than possible that whoever used your card has already thrown that SIM card away and is using another by now.
     
  7. Rebel=UK=

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Sep 2003

    Posts: 2,353

    Not really someone might have found it and decided to top us his/her phone with the card.
     
  8. Sirrel Squirrel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

    Posts: 7,884

    Location: Essex

    This made me laugh, is that sad?

    Unlucky about the wallet though mate but I'd contact the police if I were you
     
  9. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    They can track phones based on the connections, so they might be able to trace the thief that way.

    Perhaps.
     
  10. Visage

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 10,708

    Might I suggest that next time you dont get so hammered that you dont know where your things are?
     
  11. Efour

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,638

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Thats legal too? Get them nicked. Id go to the rozzers and follow it up as far as you can go on principle.
     
  12. Cybermyk

    Soldato

    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 6,850

    Location: Peoples Republik of Teesside

    When I go out on the lash I'll take a cash card at most and nothing valuable that isn't insured.
     
  13. Mr Mag00

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Mar 2006

    Posts: 960

    a useful addition to the thread :rolleyes:

    if you want to claim anything on your insurance you will need a crime number which you can only get by reporting the theft.
     
  14. sinister_stu

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Nov 2002

    Posts: 447

    My personal experience suggests that the Police won't do anything if you tell them about it. You may as well give it a go though.
     
  15. elkdanger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Mar 2003

    Posts: 1,328

    Location: North Shields

    Someone once purchased something online using my switch card details worth a fair whack of money (about £325 - a lot for me, anyway) and I only noticed because my bank statement came through the day after the purchase was made. Luckily I phoned up the retailer and they cancelled the order, but would not refund me the money until I got the Police and fraud department of my bank involved. I got the money back, but I still don't know what happened or who did it.

    Short end of the stick is I had to get my banks fraud department involved, who needed a case number from a Police report. After that, they should investigate it for you.
     
  16. Borris

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    Insurance tends not to pay out for events that are due to excessive alcohol consumption.

    There's comedy in the use of an eyes related smilie and a magoo related username, I'm sure of it.
     
  17. Andelusion

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

    Posts: 14,339

    Location: Huddersfield

    Haha quite dissapointed I didn't notice that myself really :p
     
  18. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    give it to the police to sort out, read an article linked from these forums where the police used these exact tactics to get somebodies things back when a phone was stolen!
     
  19. Cueball

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,395

    Another thing...

    If O2 have customer records for the guy, they cannot release them to you under any circumstance.

    A little thing called the Data Protection Act forbids them from doing so.
     
  20. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    They can't release them to him, but I'm pretty sure a police warrant would trump data protection.