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    It is made out to me but after my name says into a/c no.*******. Fab that they are settling (doantion to follow), but the thing is, i don't have that account - it had a debt that they passed on to Westcot credit, and i pay them each month. I phoned Cobbetts, and the woman i spoke to said that the a/c no wa for their reference only, and i should be able to cash it at my bank. Anyone tried doing this?


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    I think you find what will happen is the settlement will be used to pay off the debt with DCAicon and you will be left with whatever is left. Not much you can do about that I'm afraid and yes it is common.

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    i have a ccj though for that debt, stating i pay it at a set amount per month, can they go against that?


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    errrmmm......pass

    Sorry don't know. I've noticed in other threads this going to pay off debt, but I don't know specifics. I'm sure someone will have the answer for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiep View Post
    It is made out to me but after my name says into a/c no.*******. Fab that they are settling (doantion to follow), but the thing is, i don't have that account - it had a debt that they passed on to Westcot credit, and i pay them each month. I phoned Cobbetts, and the woman i spoke to said that the a/c no wa for their reference only, and i should be able to cash it at my bank. Anyone tried doing this?
    I have and quite a few others have had cheques like this from Cobbetts and have had no problems whatsoever paying them into alternative accounts with different banks.


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