Why is Lost Property being handled by such an incompetent company - MissingX? It looks like my keys are listed but there is no way to contact anyone... even when you pay their 'charge'.

I have tried to claim a set of keys that I think are mine but I submitted before I'd finished trying to put the time and description in. No way to amend and no way to contact anyone.  There's no acknowledgement or confirmation that my claim is recongised or being handled.  I need my keys urgently so   I paid the 6.99 in the hope that it might create a better service.... still the same issue.  They sent me an email saying it would now take 5 days to process with my claim number. which is <claim_ref_no>! It is, of course, a no reply email so nothing I can do to follow up..  Completely hopeless.  Who is responsible for appointing this company?  Perhaps they can do something about the cavalier approach to customer service.

The way to enter a time on their site is beyond stupid - it shows a drop down arrow but in fact you have to use a slider bar.  No explanation given.

I really would appreciate it if someone could find out how I find out if the keys are mine and how I then go about getting them back quickly.

Deborah Hogarth

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  • I have the same issue. Left my backpack on train at Waterloo Station on 04 September. Referred to SWR Lost and Founf and was directed to this MissingX website instead. Listed details there and paid £6.99.  Since then not even one acknowledgement, a confusing website, the only contact is a remote phone number.  I checked with Paypal (that I used to pay MissingX) and was advised my payment has gone to Digital River GBP GMBH (likely a payment processing vendor). 

    MissingX however remains silent.  Now if they maintain a database to match items, how is it relevant to SWR Lost and Found.  In case my bag was not picked up by SWR staff and logged as a lost item, or was not handed over to SWR, then it was taken by someone who has no intention of returning it. SWR should have invested internally whatever they pay this global database entity. It looks like some Sales guy from MissingX sold SWR a product they could do without.

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