Hi, I am with credit fix and on Saturday they rung me, I asked my friend to answer it as i was busy. After him saying it was not me on the phone they continued to explain that i was two payments behind and what they do. I was so embarrassed and when I got the phone off him I had to make out I did not know the company or what they were talking about. This freind has an uncle that works in the same place as me and now everyone at work knows that I have an iva and in debt. I have contacted creditfix and told them of this... what out come should I expect there response to be on this matter as I believe it to be a breach of my gdpr.
Thank you for the fast recsponce, I was on the phone earlier to them and said I would go to ICO and was asked how far I had gone with that. My reply was I would see what there out come was and told them I have been humiliated at work with people knowing and that I suffer with depression and anxiety... all very true. They responded in 1 hour and will do me a report with an outcome tomorrow morning.
I would consider it a serious breach of GDPR as they have discussed specific details of your case to an unknown third party without completing data protection with the answerer.
Don't let them brush it under the carpet.
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Was talking to them yesterday and said it seemed like they are trying to brush it under the carpet, then asked for the call recording and told them I have took legal advise. The advise was to get the call log, wait for there out come and if not reasonable then see the ICO and I have informed Creditfix this is what i am doing. I believe i have given them my full intention and so have a fair chance of being fair with me.
This is really disgusting and very embarrassing and I hope you get this sorted soon.
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Have you put your request for the recording in writing to them? If not do so so you you have an audit trail. I would now only deal with this matter in writing with them so you can retain all correspondence ahead of making your formal complaint to ICO.
This is a serious breach as stated and you should ensure you do take appropriate legal advice to maximise outcome for you in your favour. Citizens Advice bureau would be a good starting point
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There is a solution for everyone .... Just need to stay positive !
They wanted to phone me and I said I wanted to handle it all through email so I have the whole recorld, I asked for the recording through email as well. Still not heard from them as of yet as they are waiting for there complaints department to get back to them. I am dealing with a manager at the moment.
I am giving them a chance but wondering if I should just go to the ICO anyway.
Your friend has some culpability here too. He continued with the call when he shouldn't have and then told people about it. Personally, he would no longer be my friend if he did this as he is not trustworthy. So your anger and frustration should be equally vented towards him.
Creditfix agent may not have heard him say he was not you as highly unlikely they would have continued with the call if they had. Speaking from some experience here.
You may get some small amount of compensation but it's not going to be life changing. What's done is done and mistakes do happen unfortunately- just keep calm and follow the process through - you can't escalate further really until you have given them a proper chance to respond.
I am not his friend any more as had a go at him after the event and not expecting a life changing sum of money but certainly expect a good sum to at least come off the IVA or quashed on my part, if not the wife's.
We will see, I believe I am being fair in the time i am allowing them, I will wait and see there out come first.
Apologies in delay getting the call recording over to you (see attached). I had some technical issues yesterday with the call playing.
The call is now attached and I would like to point out some points from it.
40 seconds into the call your friend confirms he is (......) after my agent ask to confirm his name.
55 seconds in the phone is passed to someone else which you can hear and also the voice changes from who answered the call. I am assuming that it is you that takes the phone at this stage.
Before the call is passed to you no specific information is shared with your friend. All he knew at this stage was that we were calling regarding an IVA. Anyone who is in an IVA goes onto an Insolvency Register and this can be viewed by the general public. On that basis we have not shared anything with your friend that is not in the public domain.
The information shared regarding payment etc was given to you (our client).
I accept my agent should have covered DPA as already stated and I also feel your friend should not have confirmed he was you when he clearly was not.
Sincere apologies about the SMS you have received and I am resolving that just now to ensure these stop.
I am happy to discuss further once you have listened to the call.