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br22/05/2021 11:37:31
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My neighbour is not happy

DHSS have accessed his bank account without his permission

When he complained, he was told they can legally do this if fraud is suspected

bill

Michael Gilligan22/05/2021 14:55:56
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He may find this of interest: **LINK**

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fraud-investigations-staff-guide

MichaelG.

Harry Wilkes22/05/2021 14:58:39
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So has he been a naughty boy ?

H

Posted by br on 22/05/2021 11:37:31:

My neighbour is not happy

DHSS have accessed his bank account without his permission

When he complained, he was told they can legally do this if fraud is suspected

bill

br22/05/2021 15:18:57
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No, Harry They found he was squeaky clean

Just someone passing incorrect DHSS which prompted the investigation

He was more shocked than anything else aver what happened as he believed bank accounts and your details were confidential. Not to the Goverment departments it seems.

bill

Dave Halford22/05/2021 16:17:10
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Posted by br on 22/05/2021 15:18:57:

No, Harry They found he was squeaky clean

Just someone passing incorrect DHSS which prompted the investigation

He was more shocked than anything else aver what happened as he believed bank accounts and your details were confidential. Not to the Goverment departments it seems.

bill

Nor the Police otherwise drug dealers would be very happy.

Ady122/05/2021 17:35:26
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If you take money from any government department then you basically give up the right to privacy

Chris Crew22/05/2021 17:36:32
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The DHSS no longer exists it was replaced by the Department of Social Security in 1988 which was superseded by the Department of Work and Pensions, i.e. DWP in 2001. Do keep up!

Phil H122/05/2021 17:39:41
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If they have wanted, the powers that be have had access since about 2000 and maybe much earlier.

SillyOldDuffer22/05/2021 17:42:56
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Was this some sort of scam?

The Department of Health and Social Security hasn't existed since 1988, and it's successor (the Department of Social Security) became the Department of Work and Pensions twenty years ago.

It's true the DWP and HRMC have powers to access bank accounts but they wouldn't call themselves the DHSS. A con man fishing for bank account information might!

Dave

Bob Worsley22/05/2021 17:46:58
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If you read the paypal and ebay T&C then if you sign up you give them permission to deduct any amount and any time from your credit or debit card.

THAT is criminal!

br22/05/2021 18:00:51
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Posted by Chris Crew on 22/05/2021 17:36:32:

The DHSS no longer exists it was replaced by the Department of Social Security in 1988 which was superseded by the Department of Work and Pensions, i.e. DWP in 2001. Do keep up!

Thank you for the correction

Ah, one who likes to nit pick. Not impressed by DO KEEP UP - hardly original and uncalled for.

bill

br22/05/2021 18:03:21
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The DHSS bit was an error on my part , not thinking so no con men involved Dave 

Beginning to wish I had not posted anything now.

bill

Edited By br on 22/05/2021 18:04:39

Michael Gilligan22/05/2021 18:16:18
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Posted by Chris Crew on 22/05/2021 17:36:32:

The DHSS no longer exists it was replaced by the Department of Social Security in 1988 which was superseded by the Department of Work and Pensions, i.e. DWP in 2001. Do keep up!

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Department for Work and Pensions

MichaelG.

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Arrogant pedantry only really works if you know your facts, Chris

 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 22/05/2021 18:27:24

br22/05/2021 18:19:45
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 22/05/2021 18:16:18:
Posted by Chris Crew on 22/05/2021 17:36:32:

The DHSS no longer exists it was replaced by the Department of Social Security in 1988 which was superseded by the Department of Work and Pensions, i.e. DWP in 2001. Do keep up!

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Department for Work and Pensions

MichaelG.

Thank you MichaelG for that post - you have made by day.

So it appears Mr Crew needs to keep up as well .laugh

bill

Mark Rand22/05/2021 21:47:36
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Behave children!

It was commonly thought, at the time, that people who got upset about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act were paranoid...

Martin Kyte22/05/2021 22:36:06
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That's nothing, Customs and Excise have the right to enter your home and carry out a search without a warrant.

regards Martin

Thats got you all worried just before bed time.

:O)

Edited By Martin Kyte on 22/05/2021 22:36:53

Peter Greene23/05/2021 01:44:52
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Welcome to the modern world. Imagine what it will be like in 50 years.

Orwell was just a few tears off.

Nicholas Farr23/05/2021 07:17:39
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Posted by Martin Kyte on 22/05/2021 22:36:06:

That's nothing, Customs and Excise have the right to enter your home and carry out a search without a warrant.

regards Martin

Thats got you all worried just before bed time.

:O)

Edited By Martin Kyte on 22/05/2021 22:36:53

Hi Martin, this document says otherwise Chapter 3 Powers 3.4

Regards Nick.

Michael Gilligan23/05/2021 07:23:44
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Thank you, Nick

MichaellG.

Samsaranda23/05/2021 08:38:58
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Did these draconian powers come into being because of our membership of the EU where all member states were required to have parallel systems in place ? Dave W

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