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  1. Very interesting indeed! Just been reading through all 27 pages - albeit just UK26's posts since there's far too much to read! All the best though UK!
  2. Do any of these from the cigarette site make a difference to the legality of the seizure? Q. Do duty taxes always apply to imported cigarettes? A. As long as only one carton of cigarettes (200 cigarettes) is imported, you are not subjected to duty tax. In order to ensure that no duty taxes are applied, we ship out each carton separately to our customers. Q. How can the cigarettes on sale at Euro-cig.com be tax free? A. The cigarettes on sale at Euro-cig.com can be tax free because they are sold from a BONDED WAREHOUSE. This term is used to indicate goods which are not subjected to taxes in the source country. See: General Info Customs for further information. Q. In other words, will I commit a criminal offense if I buy more than for personal use? A. No. Purchasing in itself is not a criminal offense. A regular customs declaration is attached to each parcel stating the contents and the corresponding value. Since these mailed consignments for value, weight and dimensions are not subject to customs, the declaration is a regular importation request. Q. How are legitimate cigarettes sold at such low costs? A. Our prices meet those of duty free prices because we sell them close to production price. Therefore our prices are cheaper than your local retail price. These products are duty paid.
  3. Hey all, ordered 3 packs of 200 cigarettes from euro-cig.com a while ago, and they just shipped them on 18th August. Today, I received this letter through. I can't scan it but here it is, word for word, exactly how it appears: Enclosed, is this booklet: http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/downloadFile?contentID=HMCE_CL_000854 I plan to claim both condemnation and restoration on the basis that the cigarettes were shipped from the Netherlands, thus in the EU, and therefore there is no limit on the amount of cigarettes you can import for personal use. However, I am "particularly likely to be asked questions if I have more than 3200 cigarettes", to quote the Custom's website. I'll post back here with any developments.
  4. It's from the Law of Property Act 1925 s. 136
  5. Been doing a bit of Googling and can't really find much. However, it is clear that the DCA don't know there is a CCJ on the debt. If the debt has been sold on to another DCA though, from whoever entered the judgment against you, I did find this interesting peice of information: "the CCJ can't be reassigned, that is filed with the courts. It is the actual debt that seems to have been sold on". I'm not a litigation officer though, so I can't give a 100% answer on this.
  6. Nope, I don't expect a thing. It's up to you whether you want to or not, plenty of people on here choose to scan letters from DCAs onto here. If you don't want to, that's your decision. You asked if the letters were illegal, however you have not quoted what they actually say, so I can't answer your question.
  7. By all means scan a copy of the letter in and we can take a look at it.
  8. It doesn't matter if I am not a mod, regardless of that you shouldn't be double/triple/quadruple posting when there is an edit button and you have been made aware of it. As for the actual 'question', that would depend on a few things. Are the payments being made to the new DCA at the correct amount and on time, or to the OC? Also, what exactly do the letters say?
  9. Okay, is there a question in that? If not, I suggest to complain to the DCA. Also, please refrain from double posting, there is an 'edit' button for a reason.
  10. No, if a DCA is still calling you etc for payment arragements then I would say they wouldn't know it is subject to a CCJ. As for 'illegally' trying to increase the judgment amount, however, I refer you to one of Ell-enn's posts:
  11. In that case, yes. Again, that has already been answered in post 56:
  12. Okay, well imagine this. We load 100,000 accounts from a creditor and they all have CCAs 3 pages long, and statements covering 100 pages each, plus all the account notes covering 30 pages. That's almost 13.5 million pages of documents, of which we might only need 100 CCAs totalling 300 pages. The point is, we don't need all of the paperwork most of the time. Hardly any of our customers actually request a CCA, so the OC keeps it, and then we request it from them if need be.
  13. When I send a request for a CCA to the OC, it holds the account for 5 weeks. The idea is that, by then, the OC has either sent us one or told us they don't have one, and if they did give us one, it'd be sent out within that time. If there is no CCA, you'll probably get a standard letter saying something along the lines of 'just because we cannot obtain a CCA doesn't mean you don't owe the money', and thus, you are pursued again. If you are totally disputing liability and that's the reason you wanted the CCA, the account is placed on permenant hold while a complaints manager looks into it further. I can't say what happens there, because I simply do not know.
  14. As you have stated "personal attacks" are ok in this thread Please show me where I said that, if you would be so kind. 1.What useful information have you actually given....please quote. This thread is for asking questions about DCAs, if you want to look at my posts, feel free to do so. 2.What persuaded you to work in a debt collection call centre,do you have a problem with your IQ? For one, the salary is quite good, and (although this will probably rile people up), so are the bonuses. Second, the company I work for is actually (from an employee perspective) a very good company to work for, in terms of actually progressing etc. 3.Surely it is more viable to move the call centre to india,then the likes of robinson way can try for more profit. If you would like to put that suggestion forward, feel free to do so to the appropriate DCAs. 4,Call centre staff...Are they really so thick that they have to have a script in front of them to read from. We don't use scripts at all in the DCA I work for. 5.What are your promotion prospects? Get a couple of dodgy debts settled and go up the ladder to Lowells? To quote a document published by The Credit Services Association:
  15. Please refrain from any personal attacks, if you actually look at the posts I have made, you will see that actually they are helpful. This is the last post I will make on this thread, since it is completely pointless to continue aruging. Just take a look at my posts and you will soon see that you are in the wrong. Again, I will reiterate, if you have a problem against the company, take it up with them, do not take it out on me. Best regards, Robin.
  16. You know the answer to that. Now I am going to kindly request that any other questions people have about DCAs are posted in the thread below, as to not bog this one down with irrelevant information: http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/welcome-consumer-forums/153427-hello-everyone.html
  17. Okay, I'll entertain it... Better?
  18. Because you're hijacking someone else's thread! By all means post it in the thread I linked you to and I'll answer it.
  19. Canbrilla, the vast majority (maybe 95%) of companies that we buy debt off in the DCA I work for, agree to a thing called CPD-Auto, which basically means that any cash paid directly to them, they will forward to us. If payments haven't been forwarded, you're in the minority. Pcah9 (and for anyone else who wants to take a bite at me), I'd suggest to read this thread: http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/welcome-consumer-forums/153427-hello-everyone.html I didn't start it, but answered all the questions when the OP decided not to.
  20. Someone with a bit of a legal nous needs to answer this one I think...
  21. Not entirely 100% certain on this, but I have just had a read of the Law of Property Act 1925 Section 136 Subsection 1: To me, it doesn't sound like it specifies who needs to send it, judging by the part in bold. As for the 'Any absolute assignment by writing under the hand of the assignor' part, I personally would read that as meaning the deed of assignment, rather than the notice of assignment, with the part in bold being the notice of assignment, not specifying who should sent it... but I could be wrong on that one. Anyone else care to comment?
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