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Rankin82

Jul 2, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Help please!! Uk skydiving.co.uk has disappeared!!! Can't Post

I've recently raised nearly 600 in preparation for a charity jump for my friends daughter who is in remission from bone cancer. I tried to log back into my fund raising page this morning on their website and it's saying "under construction" and their phone line is dead!! I'm so worried about the money all my friends and family have donated to the charity through this website!! Can anyone give me any information as to what has happened to them (and the donations)

Very anxious and distraught fund raiser Frown


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jul 2, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Re: [Rankin82] Help please!! Uk skydiving.co.uk has disappeared!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

The Website seems to be operational again.


Rankin82

Jul 2, 2012, 11:09 AM
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No, it's still showing as under construction. Are you sure you tried .co.uk and not .com


GeorgiaDon  (A 35958)

Jul 2, 2012, 11:14 AM
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ukskydiving.com is functional. That dropzone (North London Skydiving Center) is located at the Chatteris Airfield, Cambridgeshire. On the other hand, ukskydiving.co.uk is "under construction". Hopefully the North London Skydiving center (ukskydiving.com) is the one you have been dealing with.

Don


Rankin82

Jul 2, 2012, 11:21 AM
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It's not unfortunately. I was dealing with ukskydiving.co.uk

I just tried to find their details through companies house and had the same dead telephone number and can't get their website up either.

Absolutely gutted :(


hodges  (C 108609)

Jul 2, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I've never heard of this website. What is it? A fundraising type thing?


Jalien  (A License)

Jul 2, 2012, 1:36 PM
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http://www.alexa.com/...fo/ukskydiving.co.uk says that the guy's name is Andrew Lovemore, and gives an address. The whois link gives another address I think. You might be able to google some more info about him / the company. Hope it wasn't a scam Unsure


Divalent  (C 40494)

Jul 2, 2012, 2:05 PM
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Looks like it is this guy (same name, and his home page is the web address at issue).

http://www.dropzone.com/...name=andrewlovemore;


Rankin82

Jul 2, 2012, 2:40 PM
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Thanks everyone. I'll try the jump centre, charity itself and charity commission tomorrow.

Surely people can't be that low to steal money from a charity.

Will let you know if I have any joy 😡


Rankin82

Jul 2, 2012, 2:45 PM
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I found out from bpa.org that it's a booking agent only. Although I jumped with them in April 2006, so thought they were reputable.


virgin-burner

Jul 2, 2012, 10:24 PM
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andy is on european boogie-tour, dont know how often he's on the interwebz.. i've seen him this weekend.


RMK

Jul 3, 2012, 1:49 AM
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Andy is quite widely known in the European skydiving scene. Having met him on occasion, I highly doubt he has run off with your money.

This is a small niche sport and companies that operate in skydiving dont exactly have the support staff of Microsoft or Oracle. Even when we know each other personally, we can go many days without be able to contact each other when off on skydiving trips. By nature, skydiving needs wide open spaces, so we often are in places with questionable phone/internet/wifi coverage.

A website going down can be a simple as not paying your hosting fee or when it came up for autopay your credit card on file had the old expiry date. Companies House data can be out-of-date/incorrect for years.

Of course I understand your concern, but I dont think you need to take this to the prime minister and parliament yet its the beginning of summer near a weekend. Give it another day or two.


(This post was edited by RMK on Jul 3, 2012, 1:50 AM)


Rankin82

Jul 3, 2012, 5:10 AM
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Thanks guys,

It's not Andrew that is the director of the company, I've found out it's a chap called John Royce. I by no means am accusing Andrew of anything. It was just suggested on here that he was associated with the company, therefore the post continued on from that.

Obviously you can understand my concern when family, friends and colleagues have all donated substantianal sums of money to the website/company and obvioulsy the dread of losing it all is setting in.

Also to make matter worse I might not to get to jump and the charity will not get their donations :(


d123  (B 6134)

Jul 3, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Here you can find a snapshot of the website from sep 2010

http://web.archive.org/...w.ukskydiving.co.uk/


(This post was edited by d123 on Jul 3, 2012, 11:13 AM)


Rankin82

Jul 3, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Wow, thanks so much.

Hopefully that will help with any proof that there once was an operational website accepting money from unsuspecting fundraisers :(


trigger  (D 101390)

Jul 3, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Andy is currently in hospital following a tunnel mishap resulting in a trapped spinal nerve (ouch)...


virgin-burner

Jul 3, 2012, 1:59 PM
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In reply to:
Andy is currently in hospital following a tunnel mishap resulting in a trapped spinal nerve (ouch)...

i've just seen the picture - apparently, he's quite fond of being there! Cool

andy, if you stumble over this, i wish you a speedy recovery.. Smile


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Jul 3, 2012, 2:38 PM
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Yeah, from what I've seen on Facebook he's currently in a neck brace in hospital.


holie  (A License)

Jul 3, 2012, 11:26 PM
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... check that: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.lovemore.5


piisfish

Jul 4, 2012, 12:12 AM
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In reply to:
Andy is currently in hospital following a tunnel mishap resulting in a trapped spinal nerve (ouch)...
that's what you get for slow tunnel flying Pirate ouchiiie
get well soon baybaaaay daaaaaarlin'


Rankin82

Jul 4, 2012, 3:11 AM
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Get well soon Andy.

Is Andy Lovemore the man that runs the show at UK Skydiving then? Could this be why the website and phoneline is down? Or is that a long shot?


NealFitz  (C 106601)

Jul 4, 2012, 2:48 PM
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Andy is part of Skydive UK Ltd. get well soon bud!!

maybe you should try the number on this page http://web.archive.org/...co.uk/ContactUs.html I remember seeing the webpage not too long ago so maybe they havent paid their fees yet


Rankin82

Jul 11, 2012, 5:59 AM
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Well just tried calling them again. The answerphone message is now saying UK Skydiving is closed for Restructuring and to contact Morganpringle@ymail.com.

Surprise, Surprise the email doesn't work! And had no response from them for the Breach of Contract letter that was sent last week!

Losing faith :(


emmajane1181

Jul 11, 2012, 7:52 AM
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Hi,

This has happened to me too. I completed my skydive in January, and have been chasing up the money ever since. I am in the process of filing a claim through the small claims court, but don't hold much hope of getting it back.

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yoink

Jul 11, 2012, 2:33 PM
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This fucking sucks.

British skydiving is too small for these guys to dissapear... Come on Brits - where are these guys? What's the story?


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