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3: Seeker

Please can someone help, I am being refused a mortgage due to a bad credit rating from a bill I didnt owe to Vodafone.

 

I closed down my account at the end of 2015 and in Jan 16 I got a bill for £22.38. I didnt owe it as I had closed my account and had been on direct debit so ignored it thinking it was spam or just an error on Vodafone's part.In May 16 I eventually replied back to the 'donotreply' vodafone address saying that I didnt owe the money to them.

 

I then stopped getting emails from Vodafone saying I owed the money.5 months later I checked m y credit rating which says I am in default of that bill and it has affected my score badly. Then I woke up today and for some reason I have the same bill showing again as having been dafaulted!

 

I need Vodafone to contact experion and sort this out. it's unacceptable. If it means I have to pay £42 I dont owe just to sort this out I dont care but it's appalling that the emails stopped (essentially vodafone accepting their error) and then I am having to chase 5 months later for an answer and am being refused credit from a mortgage lender.

 

please can someone help and call me on 07789217666 or email me 

to sort this out? I am not being allowed to post my email address here, frustratingly.

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17: Community Champion

Hi.

 

I appreciate and understand how damaging a default and or marker can be ,and the difficulty in having one removed from a Credit File.Below in Bold is a help guide that explains which department to ask for - 'Vodafone Credit File Support Team' - and how to add a 'Notice of Correction' via Experian. It is Free to add the Notice of Correction. This gives you the tools to add notes on your Credit File to explain why the Default is showing.

 

It's a Do not Reply email address for a reason. They wouldn't have probably received your response. 

 

It would only be worth adding this if you think the default is wrong and shouldn't have been applied. Please take into consideration that a Default will only be removed if it was reported on your Credit File incorrectly. This is why it's important to speak with Customer service first to clear up why this has happened before the Credit File Support Team can help. 

 

The Vodafone Community Forum Team will engage with you here if they can help too. 

 

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17: Community Champion

Hi.

 

I appreciate and understand how damaging a default and or marker can be ,and the difficulty in having one removed from a Credit File.Below in Bold is a help guide that explains which department to ask for - 'Vodafone Credit File Support Team' - and how to add a 'Notice of Correction' via Experian. It is Free to add the Notice of Correction. This gives you the tools to add notes on your Credit File to explain why the Default is showing.

 

It's a Do not Reply email address for a reason. They wouldn't have probably received your response. 

 

It would only be worth adding this if you think the default is wrong and shouldn't have been applied. Please take into consideration that a Default will only be removed if it was reported on your Credit File incorrectly. This is why it's important to speak with Customer service first to clear up why this has happened before the Credit File Support Team can help. 

 

The Vodafone Community Forum Team will engage with you here if they can help too. 

 

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13: Advanced Member

I'm sorry to hear you're having such a tough time with this.

 

Sadly, the "donotreply" email address wouldn't allow incoming emails so they wouldn't have received any response back from you. It is likely that the stopped emailing you as the details of the outstanding amount had been passed to a Debt Collection Agency for them to try to recoup the funds.

 

Although you state that these funds were not owed, it would be best to contact Vodafone direct on 03333 040 191. As you no longer have a valid mobile number with them (possibly a cancelled account) when it asks for your number through the IVR prompt you can ignore this and after the third or fourth attempt it will re-route you direct to the customer services team. Be sure to mention to them the account is cancelled when giving your details. They will be able to advise on what was being advised to you as outstanding and where this amount has come from. Alternatively, you could contact the live chat team here. http://www.vodafone.co.uk/contact-us/

 

The Tech Team do read the messages on here but it may be a quicker option to contact Vodafone direct on one of these options (a lot of the other posters here are also fellow customers or people who want to give advice due to their own experiences).

 

I hope this is sorted out soon for you.

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17: Community Champion

It's worth add to @BandOfBrothers's information; the Credit File Support team won't actually be able to help if you do legitimately owe Vodafone money (cancelled direct debit before final bill was taken maybe?)
You will need to contact regular customer service and find out what the money owed on the account is and they will be able to determine if the default was placed correctly or not.

 

If you don't want to deal with customer service then sit tight and one of the eForum team will be able to get in touch. They will be able to deal with the whole process and correct the credit file if required. It might take them a short time to reach out to you though so if you're not able to wait a couple of days then you'll need to go to CS.

 

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17: Community Champion

Very important information @Nabs

 

This is also why I say in my replies...

 

"Please take into consideration that a Default will only be removed if it was reported on your Credit File incorrectly. This is why it's important to speak with Customer service first to clear up why this has happened before the Credit File Support Team can help. "

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17: Community Champion

My bad, missed that bit! Smiley Embarassed

 

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17: Community Champion

@Nabs Definitely not my intention about missing anything. Smiley Happy

 

Just that I agree its very important to guide people to the right steps to use to get a speedy resolution as possible. 

 

My intention is and was to support what you said , that's all. Smiley Happy

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Hi @Josephine111,

 

Were you able to contact our Customer Services team through the details provided by @forumfairy?

 

If you're still experiencing issues with this, please contact us through the details provided in the private message that will be sent to you shortly.

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2: Seeker

I have had a problem with a default coming up on my credit score. Which was due to a long outstanding issue with vodfone which involved in them emailing in correct bills then not correctly communicating the new bill and sending it straight to collections - then spending ages trying to get through to someone at vodafone to try and solve this - at least 5 online chats I don't know how many phone calls - but I had £15 worth of charges on my BT bill for all the calls.

 

Not have this default on my credit report - for not my fault - 

 

Also to add to it as I do not have an account with Vodfone I now I cannot speak to anyone in customer services so I cannot even solve it 

I am just not sure where to turn to now as this is effecting my life and my ability to sort out my mortgage

 

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17: Community Champion
@EmaLC if you sit tight ome of the team will be able to get in touch and take a look at this for you. Just to let you know though it can take a day or 2 to pick up every thread, especially during busy times.

 

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17: Community Champion

@EmaLC

 

 

 

Vodafone Landline Tel :03333040191

 

When using the Vodafone Landline number key in your Vodafone mobile number after prompted OR if issues exist where the IVR System will not recognise the Vodafone mobile number then you can opt to ignore the initial prompts to type in the mobile number, and then on approx the 4th request it should then change to ask to input 1 for Payg or 2 for Contract Customers.

General enquiries: Monday to Sunday 8am – 9pm.

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Hi @EmaLC

 

I'm sorry to hear this. We'd love to help. 

 

I've sent you a private message with details on how to get in touch.

 

Thanks, 

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3: Seeker

hi this is sorted now. thanks

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2: Seeker

No this has not been solved - I have actually just sent a registerered letter to Vodafone outlining all the issues the online chat and a copy of the issues with the bill which I complained about back on March 17th 2016 which has resulted in the default on my credit rating through no fault of my own.

 

I have also forwarded and spoken to the Ombudsman who are also picking up the case for me 

 

And finally I am picking it up with Experian as well 

 

If you can provide any assistance it would be appreciated - I cannot believe the treatment i have had through vodafone

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17: Community Champion

@EmaLC have you followed the instructions @Amanda sent you via PM?

 

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@EmaLC

 

Did you follow the instructions on the private message @Amanda sent? If so, let us know the reference number (#123456) from the automated response.

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2: Seeker
Hi could someone help me with the same issue

I have a default on my account from Vodafone dated back to 2012

I have been with Vodafone since 2009 and I am still currently with them.

I contacted Vodafone customer services to seek why it was showing and the woman on the phone could not see why I was defaulted said I paid my bills on time always and a good loyal customer.

Problem is I need this looked into and removed if possible as I believe it is some mistake by vodafone.

I am currently going through getting a mortgage and it is ruining my chances.

Could someone help me with this issue.

I do not want to add a note on my credit file as I have read that can cause issues in itself. I would like Vodafone to flag this or better remove it from my credit file.

Thanks for any help
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@Ryan106 Please follow the steps provided in the private message that will be sent to you shortly.

 

A member of the team will then be in touch to help.

 

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2: Seeker

Hi, I'm in a similar situation. Cancelled my contract, had my number put on Vodafone pay as you go and years later got refused credit due to default from Vodafone. Phoned them and complained as they never contacted me and I paid it right there and then. How can I get this removed as I'm still being refused credit and this is the only thing on my credit file. Please help 

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@Danielk5787 - I'm sorry to hear what's happened.

One of the Credit Specialists in my team can take a look into this further.

So we can access your account, please send us your details by following the steps in this private message.

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