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KeMoH
18 Jan 22 00:24
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Pop up message appeared (not seen before) upon logging in saying they are sharing/gathering personal data about myself with the Credit Referencing Agency TransUnion and to see their Privacy Policy for more info???

After following the link to the relevant Privacy Policy on Billy's website, some of the info they are accessing and collecting is highly personal, sensitive and, dare I say it, very intrusive.

But they say not to worry, as it will not impact negatively on my credit score Laugh
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Report pulio January 18, 2022 8:06 AM GMT
A friend of mine requested all data from them and they had the TransUnion thing there. Not sure why they are doing that? Are they getting making money from it or is it something in the regulations?
Report dave1357 January 18, 2022 8:37 AM GMT
I'd guess it will be a soft credit check for gambling affordability purposes.
Report Ramruma January 18, 2022 9:48 AM GMT
William Hill help page on sharing personal data. Too long to post here. Still, if you've got nothing to hide, eh.
https://williamhill-lang.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6721
Report sparrow January 18, 2022 10:05 AM GMT
Absolute bloody madness is what it amounts to.
Report Joe Lampton January 18, 2022 10:49 AM GMT
Seen that yesterday when I logged in.....thanfully accounts not in my name!
Report luckyme January 18, 2022 12:17 PM GMT
at least you can log in, all I am getting is

Something went wrong...
We are terribly sorry. Please try again.

Ffs hills get it sorted please.
Report Mick Sturbs January 18, 2022 12:21 PM GMT
Got a similar one when i did itv seven on Saturday  LaughDon't worry it will not affect your credit score
Report luckyme January 18, 2022 12:30 PM GMT
Mick
How are ya keeping, hope your well.
Report sixtwosix January 18, 2022 12:43 PM GMT
I too got this message this morning.

I was fortunate enough to win some money with them and credit to them, they still allow me to bet(a lot less hassle than this shower) including similar kerching accumulators.

I left a 'war chest' in my account and have lots of accumulators finishing at the festival.

At that point I will be reviewing If I want to bet with any bookie doing similar .......
Report sparrow January 18, 2022 12:45 PM GMT
sixtwosix 18 Jan 22 12:43 
I too got this message this morning.

I was fortunate enough to win some money with them and credit to them, they still allow me to bet(a lot less hassle than this shower




Less hassle than whom?
Report themightymac January 18, 2022 12:59 PM GMT
Archaeologist doing an excavation in Middle East uncovered a skeleton.

"This man was a gambler and obviously committed suicide", he said.

"How can you conclude that so quickly", asked his students.

"Quite easily", he replied, "I found this piece of papyrus in his clenched right hand".

"Wow!,what does it say?", asked an amazed understudy.

"500 Sheckels to win on Goliath!!".
Report themightymac January 18, 2022 1:11 PM GMT
I'm afraid one has to accept all these personal intrusions if one wants to bet online or even go online shopping. Only way to resolve the problem is don't buy a computer or mobile phone and never use the internet.
Report sparrow January 18, 2022 1:32 PM GMT
Yes mac, but are you saying betting shops are exempt from all these problems?
Report themightymac January 18, 2022 2:09 PM GMT
No sparrow but internet is thousand times worse. One can still bet anonymously in a betting shop in another town, for a little time.
Report sixtwosix January 18, 2022 2:14 PM GMT
One can still bet anonymously in a betting shop in another town, for a little time.

I haven't been a betting shop in at least a decade.......are you saying you have to show ID to bet nowadays or do you mean before you become a familiar face to staff ?
Report themightymac January 18, 2022 10:34 PM GMT
No, you don't have to show I D .... yet ... But most thick betting shop customers do it voluntary. They sign up to these Grid card or whatever they are called. Customers get small rewards and think the bookies are rewarding them for their loyalty. No, they are bluffing. Real motive is to keep track of and build dosiers on all customers in shops or online.

Don't sign up will help to remain anonymous for a little while, but win a few Bob and your photo taken from their security cameras, lol, will soon be circulated along with your description.

If betting in reasonable sums, you will soon be requested to complete affordability checks, giving them even more personal information on your solvency.

And if you comply with all this and remain shrewd and win consistently, you will soon be limited to a fiver maximum bet, in any of their shops throughout the country and internet accounts restricted.
Report Fashion Fever January 19, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
what about GDPR ?
Report tanglefoot January 19, 2022 12:31 PM GMT
888 sport have bought William Hill( Europe),
Expect a downhill trend as 888 are one of the worst online books
Report Ramruma January 19, 2022 12:40 PM GMT
The 888-ification of Hills is to be feared. Many will have watched this comparison of online books between races on Boxing Day:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKiDoWi2IMU
Report screaming from beneaththewaves January 19, 2022 2:03 PM GMT
Joe Lampton18 Jan 22 10:49Joined: 23 Mar 05 | Topic/replies: 326 | Blogger: Joe Lampton's blog
Seen that yesterday when I logged in.....thanfully accounts not in my name!


Oh, I love that! Excellent.
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