Thursday, 23 February 2012

Blame it on the bizarre!


Blame it on the bizarre!

TV Licensing has today revealed a some of the implausibly feeble excuses the BBC has given when questioned about their harassment of honest TV Licence holders. And it’s full of tall tales. From the sublime to the ridiculous, the BBC has been particularly inventive in their attempt to excuse their threats against innocent paying customers.
Some of the more bizarre excuses given by the BBC included:
  • "Errors will happen"
  • "We accidentally had the customer's address duplicated in our database"
  • "We had a number (more than 2) of slight variations of the customer's address in our database"
  • "We harassed the customer for six years because we accidentally got the customer's first initial wrong"
While shifting the blame on to incompetent duplicate (or triplicate or quadruple) database entries, customers faced a raft of far more inventive tales, telling one customer "when you paid us you selected the 'new license' option on our website so it's your fault" or fobbing off another customer with "we mistakenly took the money twice from your account".
Despite the innovative excuses given by the BBC, the BBC has done absolutely nothing to fix their own incompetence and continues the practice undeterred.
Jow Shan, TV Licensing spokesperson, said:
“No matter how creative these BBC excuses, some people watching TV with a valid licence will continue to receive threats from the BBC of detector vans, court summons and a fine of up to £1,000. We do recognise that some people may be struggling to understand why they get harassed when they have always paid faithfully, and if this is the case, we would urge them to not bother contacting the BBC, as the BBC reserve the right to continue threatening them regardless.
Whilst we do have a successful track record in complete incompetence at running database systems, we would always rather that someone pay for their licence twice rather than just once.
For further excuses, please contact the TV Licensing Press Office.

This SPOOF was inspired by This BBC Webpage

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