During the beginning of April 2021 SlamMyVan was financially hit by two customers who booked appointments for work to be carried out and took advantage of our generous and welcoming nature.
One customer made a bank transfer in excess of £650.00 which was reversed by the bank as fraudulent (now fully reimbursed 29/04/21) and another customer a few days later filed a Chargeback through Paypal. Not before rifling through the reception office desk and stealing the petty cash tin! Legal proceedings commenced and a Court date is imminent.
No doubt this individual was driving around with a huge grin on their face whilst their vehicle was fitted with our parts. The vehicle has now been sold on and all parts we fitted have been removed and possibly retained, sold on or fitted to another vehicle.
Staff who carried out the work remain unpaid to date and because of this SlamMyVan has regrettably had to remove BACS transfer, Paypal and payment by cheque as methods of payment.
SlamMyVan is now a cash only business. Whether this changes in the future depends on the good nature of customers.
We know the majority of customers are law abiding citizens looking for a good service. However there will always be some ro [...]