Checked my account this afternoon and noticed I had five payments sent to Wonga and another to O2. Weird thing is, it's pretty much a dead account so I haven't used my card for months.
I phoned the bank and spoke to the fraud department who said I'll get my money back and report it all to the police, so it's only a minor inconvenience though I'm baffled as to how my card details were leaked.
I phoned Wonga though, to report it. And the conversation went as follows...
In a very difficult to determine, foreign accent.
WONGA: So you did not take out this loan?
WONGA: So Mr Alfs, are you saying you are not Catherine Dobby?
ME: I've never heard of Catherine Dobby. Do I sound like Catherine Dobby? Anyway, who is Catherine Dobby?
WONGA: It is not you, no?
WONGA: Then you need to phone the police and tell them a crime has been committed. Tell them that you're not Catherine Dobby.
ME: What? Who's....
WONGA; I cannot discuss it with you until you have a crime number. Goodbye.
And these people are licensed to give loans?