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  1. They are trying to trace you - probably before writing to you. Have you moved address since you signed up to your last set of agreements?
  2. I agree that being late is no killer if there is a reason and the candidate is good. Is is public or private? My previous employer told me that candidates may be able to ask to see interview notes, hence they keep them written down.
  3. Are you working at a supermarket? I have worked for britains largest sueprmarket and from what I saw this kind of pressure was normal at the store and jobs would go unfinished all the time. I think you really need to decide what you want to do... quit or stay on. if you want to stay on will you suck it up or try and push through with Union type stuff? If you are pregnant and have other o ngoing serious issues AND the manager is not being practical/fair then you probably could go forward with some action but you need to decide is it worth it? will you just end up being even more marg
  4. You do not have any power here, they can let you go at any time. So you will have to play by their rules. If you want to interview elsewhere you will have to pus hit back 2 weeks or get time off..... If the 1 hour lunch is something you MUST have then just quit and work elsewhere.
  5. A sign makes little difference, its the kind of thing everyone should be expected to know! As above, I think she will have to chalk it up as a loss. The only way the club would be liable is if they had been negligent.
  6. Read the OFTs Debt Collection Guidance. It sounds like there are big breaches that should be reported to your local Trading Standards. It sounds like they are the fault of the PDL company as opposed to the DCA. I would be thinking about aksing the wife to send over some letters of authorisation. I think you will have this problem with any organisation when it comes to personal information. If I remember correctly a couple of years ago a PDL had such a lax system that that there was massive dientitfy fraud. So I daresay they are all aware of the issues that might arise.
  7. Chances are your letter didn't make it to Eurocar or they haven't processed it. The logical thing to do is call up Eurocar and ask wheat is going on. There is probably no point calling up the department that issued the fine as they will have fined Eurocar. Eurocar then have a contract with whoever the driver is to get the money back from them. Obviously as you are not the driver you need get this message to Eurocar. I would contract Eurocar and tell them there is a mistake and to call off the DCA. If the DCA keeps contacting you tell them there is a dispute over this debt.
  8. It can be enforced by TS. The vast majority of enforcement work is done by TS. You can view all civil and criminal enforcement action taken by the OFT and TS on the OFTs website - haven't found one against a DCA yet though. The number the OFT do pales compared TS in general.
  9. I have created this new thread as I was told the discussion on it was detracting from another thread. So the question is, is it a criminal offence to not comply with a code of practice? This is an important question, because a code of practice, such as the CSAs is quite onerous and therefore it would be quite easy to commit criminal offences. The relevant legislation quoted on here is the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 which I think people have misunderstood. 5.—(1) A commercial practice is a misleading action if it satisfies the conditions in eith
  10. Well, my post was really just to highlight the facts as some people were implying tracing of any form was not allowed. I think I have addressed that point. I am surprised the OFT haven't tried to ban tracing. Though I am not sure they have the remit to do so without primary legislation being made.
  11. Withholding of numbers would probably cause more annoyance - especially to those that are recieving calls and have no idea why and who is calling them In the other thread, someone was implying that trace activity by phoning neighbours was not allowed at all, hence this post. The issue of calling the same neighbours multiple times is a seperate one - though I a not sure an offence exists anywhere off the top of my head.
  12. Yes - which is why some companies will be very secretive and will hardly say anything and why some companies use different names to their main business name. A tracer should do little more than phone someone up and ask whether person X still lives Y address. They should give their company name but it can be done without disclosing the person owes money. But as I say, there is nothing to stop the call reciever putting 2 and 2 together and working out why said company has phoned. Its a bit of a flaw in the system.
  13. I have started this thread for two reasons - I got told off for apparently hijacking someone elses thread - I want to ensure everyone has accurate information about what is allowed legal and illegal so they know exactly where they stand. IMO there is a lot of misinformation on this forum which I have helpfully tried to address but get nothing but criticism. Whether the contents of this thread favour the debtor or consumer is irrelevant to me - what matters is a clear position of the law is provided. Consumers reading such information can then be best informed about what course
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