Member since 17 May 2012
Total posts 32
I tried to book a flight yesterday on Virgin only to discover my Platinum Velocity account suspended. I have subsequently found out it was suspended on the 1st September for an 'audit' to 'protect me'. PR garbage. In fact I wasn't notified and three calls now to Virgins overseas call centre yesterday and I am none the wiser as to why or when it will come off suspension. Now I understand something may be compromised, but giving me no further information as to why or when it will be enabled again is very poor in my view. Also,11 now 12 days for an audit? Has anyone else had thishappen with virtually no information or contact from Virgin?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 342
I think there have been few people in here who have had the audit. Either a transfer from someone else to you (family pooling) or you redeeming a ticket using points for someone else may have triggered this. With so many companies using points to sell cheaper business class tickets, it is completely understandable why they want to audit. 11-12 days is a little too much though. I would expect 2-3 business days. Tweet them/facebook them to express your displeasure. If you are platinum, call the platinum desk.
Thanks for the heads up. Oddly enough, no transfers etc as you suggest in fact no travel on Virgin for some time. I called twice yesterday to all departments and same story. Could tell me nothing. However late today I tweeted and got someoneat VA interested, provided my details and they said expect a call. Its not the audit ( other than taking so long) its the lack of info and specifics around the whole thing. My company gets audited in less time than this...lol
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
Any update on this? I'm very curious as to what's happened..
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 14 Sep 2017
Total posts 1
The same thing happened to me. My account was suspended on 1 Sept and I called twice to find out why and was told that my account was being audited and they could give me no further information, and that I would be contacted by the audit team "within 30 days".
Now 2 days since @VirginAustralia took interest, took details and said someone will call. No call as at PM 14th Sep. Interesting read below. Same experience, same nonsense rave about protecting me, but the lack of communication from Virgin is absolutely terrible CRM.
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 12 Sep 2011
Total posts 7
Mine was suspended too on Sept 12 was OS Called today no info available on how long process/audit takes
Had a call from Virgin and an email getting me to change my PIN and Password. That is done and back up and operating. I have to say it coul dhave been handled a lot better. Anyway.......
Member since 29 Jan 2012
Total posts 6
I had a similar experience, but different. I had a credit with Virgin Australia a few years ago due to a flight cancellation and this credit was accessed and used by a third party without my knowing. This mystery passenger was based overseas. The credit was refunded to me after a lengthy investigation, but shows the integrity of their system is compromised.
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