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#226416 - 10th May 2008 1:37pm Enough Is Enough
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Its about time that phone ins of any nature are banned by Ofcom:

Originally Posted By: BBC News
The BBC is to broadcast an apology after admitting a subsidiary company kept 106,000 from premium-rate phone- ins that should have gone to charity. A further 6,000 will be donated after viewers were accidentally told to ring in to vote in last year's UK Eurovision final when lines were closed.

The errors were discovered during an audit for the BBC Trust.

The money was being kept by call handler Audiocall, which is owned by commercial subsidiary BBC Worldwide. The BBC said the sums that should have been paid to charity have now been repaid with interest, and that the sum represented only 1.3% of the funds raised for charity via premium-rate phone-ins.

Its director general, Mark Thompson, has been asked by the trust to consider disciplinary action against a small number of staff. "We would like to apologise to viewers and to the charities for this serious error," the corporation said in a statement.

Absolutely disgusting, its time to make these all illegal.

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#226449 - 10th May 2008 7:37pm Re: Enough Is Enough [Re: MattLFC]
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with you mate , its a complete sham, its the same as the how low auctions , you hear on radios , they are a complete rip ,
they must rake it in , 1.50 a bid usaually , and its for something costing about 400 , A Wii, xbox, Laptops etc your a mug if you do. might put my house up for a how low auction bet you would clear the asking pricewith a good profit with all the mugs chuffing up 1.50 a pop thumbsdown
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