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Channel 4 Hardly Pays At All In ‘You Say, We Pay’ Scam

by | 14th, June 2007

you-say-we-pay.jpg FOLLOWING the highly embarrassing ‘You Say, We Pay’ phone shenanigans on the Richard and Judy show, a repentant Channel 4 vowed to offer refunds to cheated callers and give all the unclaimed cash, which was expected to run into hundreds of thousands, to London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital.

However, according to the Sun, the channel has only donated a paltry £50,000 so far, despite the fact that only 3,000 people have claimed their money, with technical problems complicating the refunding process.

With allegations suggesting that around £32,000 a week was scammed out of players on the £1-a-call quiz, the £50,000 payment to Great Ormond Street, while better than nothing, still looks extremely miserly.

In responding to the claims, Channel 4 said that the £50,000 was an “ interim payment” and that more would a) follow, b) not follow, c) be forgotten about.

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