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  1. Yeah, they tried a few more times and I just ignored them. They must have learned their lesson, because I haven't heard boo from them since all my debts passed the official Statute Barred date. My advice is to first determine when your debts will be statute barred (varies by Australian state ... most are 7 years, I think). NEVER admit they are your debts. Just continue to ignore them until they start ringing your employer and colleagues (they tried that tactic with me). They also troll your social media (LinkedIn especially) to see where you work, and they'll ring reception or anyone
  2. These Credit Corp cretins never cease to amaze me. They've come out of the woodwork for another go - today I received this email from them: -------------------------- I’ve been attempting to contact you in regards to an important business matter. Our goal is to find an appropriate solution for this situation and we need to get an understanding of your current circumstances, please contact Lxxxx Nxxx at CCG on 02 8xxx 5xxx or via Email. Regards, Lxxxx Nxxxxo Customer Relationship Manager Credit CorpGroup ----------------------------------- Here is the repl
  3. Yes, I am here in the UK and have no plans to return to Australia anytime soon. I was hoping to get some information in advance as to the likely issue before contacting them - but if nobody here has any prior experience, then I'll just have to give them a call and find out what they want. They likely got my employer's details from social media - most likely LinkedIn. I find unclebulgaria67's reply quite interesting, though - I could be potentially detained if I try to enter Australia? If that's the case, this has to be a tax thing - right?
  4. Hello, I've done a search on CAG, but didn't come up with any information about this Australian organisation. I've received a couple of calls to my employer and my mobile from the NSW State Debt Recovery Office. I've checked their website to try and figure out what they could want with me, and it seems they deal with fines and wage garnishments. Does anyone know what this could possibly be about? The only thing I can think it might be related to is either (1) Fines for failure to vote (I'm still an Australian citizen, and compulsory voting covers citizens overseas); or (2) Ba
  5. Hello, About 3-4 years ago, Credit Corp were chasing me about some statute-barred debts in Australia (I lived there for 8 years, and have been in the UK for 7 years now). I ran them around in circles (using the great advice received here), and they finally gave up. But in the last two weeks, I've had 3 calls from them and they've left voice mail messages asking me to contact them. (They always call in the middle of the night ... business hours in OZ, I guess.) I can't believe these idiots are tying to have another go at me. All my OZ debts are statute-barred, so they have no chanc
  6. Start the process NOW ... it will slow them down, and prevent them from accomplishing anything until your debt becomes statute-barred. Demand that Credit Corp and S.D. deal with you ONLY IN WRITING. Demand that they not contact your employer or clients - tell them if they do, you will report them to the regulatory authorities. There are laws the govern the conduct of debt collectors - they must abide by these laws, or their license gets taken away. Ignore their stupid deadlines - they are just trying to scare you. Demand that they prove you owe the debt - demand to see the o
  7. Natashacat, Sorry to hear that you are having to deal with these cretins. Please have a look at my threads - even though I never had to deal with S.D., my battle with Credit Corp was won due to the good advice I received from this forum. Please follow these general guidelines in dealing with this, and it will soon be over: 1. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER respond to S.D. and admit that you owe this money. If you DO decide to communicate with them (which I do not advise) - DENY, DENY, DENY. They have the wrong person; you do not acknowledge the debt; you never had an account with such
  8. This is a very important point - these bottom feeders use social networking sites to track people down, find their current employer, then begin harassing phone calls to the employer.As has been stated earlier, they are just trying to scare you into paying. There is really NOTHING they can do to enforce the debt once you are no longer a resident of Australia. Continue to ignore them until the debt is statute-barred.Good luck.
  9. What's the latest, docker1? Are you trying to negotiate a settlement with them, or will you defend in court?
  10. In my opinion, there is a big difference on how you may choose to deal with this depending on whether or not you intend to return to Australia before the debt becomes statute-barred. It appears from your post that you do in fact intend to return to Australia before that time - if so, you MAY want to consider a settlement with Credit Corp to get this resolved so it doesn't cause you problems after you return.In my particular case, I do NOT intend to return to Australia and my debt is very nearly statute-barred. So my strategy is to run them around in circles until after the statute-barred dat
  11. It will be interesting to see what SD come back with ... no doubt more nonsense. Please post it up for our amusement.
  12. I emailed the court directly (in the appropriate jurisdiction based on where I lived) and they promptly answered my question - verifying there were no court judgements against me. You can use this method, or access your credit report online using your last known address in Australia.
  13. Credit Corp have given up on me, apparently. Haven't heard boo from them in a few months. They tried to send me a letter a few months ago, but I just marked it "return to sender" and put it back in the post. Haven't heard anything since.All my debt will be statute-barred very soon, but I wouldn't be surprised of SD crawl out of their hole to have one last go at me. Rather looking forward to that, actually - might have some fun with them.The one thing I've learned from this experience is that if you fight back - and FIGHT BACK HARD - these lowlifes back down. Their entire business model is
  14. Although I have been through essentially the same drill (Credit Corp chasing me in the UK for Australian debt) - SD were not involved in my case. Not sure why not, but thankful all the same.So given my personal experience, here is my advice:1. Send a formal complaint to ASIC regarding Credit Corp's tactics - you can find all the info you need to lodge a complaint on ASIC's website.2. Issue a formal complaint against Creidt Corp with the Australian FOS. Again, all the info you need is on their website.3. I agree you should complain about SD with the OFT and Law Society - although, as I said
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