Just now trying to access NS&I website I got this:
I had this with Wickes website earlier.
I think it’s probably legitimate, but concerned I may be being redirected somewhere odd. Downloaded the premium bond checker app on phone - much better than last time I tried it a few years ago - didn’t win anyway, not surprising these days.
Some websites are seeing increased demand for their services (since most of us are self isolating at home) so they’ve implemented a queuing system to make it fairer for those trying to access their services.
Yes the National Theatre uses it when they have a new season on sale. When Iam Mckellen announced his one man shows there the queue was 140K!!! As someone else said, WIckes had it the other day as did B&Q.
Right, thanks to all, NS&I site has always been a pain, this just threw me.
Is there a way a poster can close a thread or somehow mark a question as answered?
Got some notification the other day about extra privileges, but no idea what they are or how to access them!
No, I can close a thread if yours if you wish though. Just let me know.
I think others have reassured me about the query - lock or delete as appropriate.
Queue-it said quickly becomes quit… That’s what I’ve had to do with several websites and phone systems.
This technology keeps the website available during high demand otherwise you have what is effectively a DOS attack (deliberate DOS/DDOS attacks can also be mitigated but that’s another story)
Many other websites (with high numbers of people trying to access) seem to be using this ‘virtual queuing’ technology (Barclays, Tesco, Boots, etc.)…
If you are just checking for a premium bond win and have Alexa…its very easy…however i have not won since?
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