Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


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    Default P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    I've just received a lettericon for a previous occupant of my address. Long gone, quite a few years ago gone occupant.

    The return address is P. O. Box 140 Normanton.

    Upon googling the return address, I find this thread: http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk...ing-ppi-2.html

    which seems to suggest that this P.O. Box belongs to some nasty debt collectionicon type organisation.

    Any hints as to how to handle this?


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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    Stick it back in the post with "not at this address" written on it

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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    Britannia Personal Lending
    City House,
    City Road,
    Chester
    CH88 3AN

    and also:

    PO Box 140
    Normanton
    WF6 1YA

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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    Oh, that's the lender, not a DCAicon. A little less dodgy.

    I put the (unopened) envelope back in the post "return to sender, not known at this address, no forwarding address". I've also called my local office of
    Britannia Personal Lending, and they're "looking into it".


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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    Britannia say that the address is not theirs, but that of a consumer crediticon advice company. Unfortunately I have already RTS'd the letter, so this ends here until the next letter arrives.


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    It is also from where halifaxicon, send out there statements, letters from etc ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by 007didder View Post
    It is also from where halifaxicon, send out there statements, letters from etc ??

    Yup it is

    personally id open it. Anything that lands on my doorstep is my property.

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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    yep defo halifaxicon i have sent about 20 letters back to them addressed to my stepson who does not live at my address

    and i have 33 letter here that i haven't sent back because I'm fed up sending them back


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    personally id open it. Anything that lands on my doorstep is my property.
    It is unlawful to open mail addressed to another person (without that person's authority).

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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    From the Postal Services Act 2000:

    "A person commits an offence if, intending to act to a person's detriment and without reasonable excuse, he opens a postal packet which he knows or reasonably suspects has been incorrectly delivered to him.
    It is all a matter of intent.


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    It is unlawful to open mail addressed to another person (without that person's authority).
    Not in my house

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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    it's where halifaxicon have sent my replacement cards from in the past


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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    halifaxicon!! Has been for a while.(among other things)


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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    Britannia Personal Lending Ltd is part of BOSicon as is the halifaxicon.

    Britannia Personal Lending Limited, City House, City Road, Chester, CH88 3AN. Registered in England, No. 3416733. Registered Office: Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshireicon, HX1

    Bank of Scotlandicon plc Account Management Services, City House, City Road, CH88 3AN, Phone: (1244) 696060,
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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    Normanton is a halifaxicon (HBOSicon) processing centre - so any member of the group could be being administered from there - remember HBOSicon (and their subs) are now part of the Lloyds TSB group too.

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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    The Post Office database shows this as

    H B O S plc
    PO Box 140
    NORMANTON
    WF6 1YA

    Their actual address there is

    HBOSicon Plc
    Mildred Sylvester Way
    Normanton
    Wakefield
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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    I received an envelope from "PO BOX 140" today., and it is addressed to some woman who hasn't lived at my address in ages. I've never met her and I'm sure I wouldn't want to meet her anyway. So I did what I do with all mail I get which belongs to someone else, and that is I write "DECEASED - RETURN TO SENDER" on the front of it and pop it back in the mailbox. This really messes them up at the other end so they just close the account, end of.


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    Hey I like that one who cares, Nat West are looking for Mrs Hippy who skipped last year, (see my thread) had a letter for the occupier asking where Mrs Hippy was now,,,, have started a competition for the best reply. could well be up there... excellent

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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    Unlucky tho' if whoever reads is dyslexic, when they get it back they might see it as 'DISEASED - RETURNED TO SENDER'.

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    Default Re: P. O. Box 140 Normanton

    It's defantly halifaxicon



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