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  1. The debt is an electricity bill from about 3 years ago for £85 which because I didn't even know I owed it, with all the sheriffs fees and ccj fee now stands at £450 which is why I am disputing it. I have been with the same power company for about 10 years and I thought when I moved house 3 years ago the outstanding bill would just transfer over to my new house as its the same company and same account . I mean one of the fees on the sheriffs statement is a skip trace , how can they justify that when the electric company know where I live . I have been in touch with the power company and they are just passing me from pillar to post and no one wants to say oops we got it wrong and this should have just come off your account.
  2. I have a debt which is in dispute but a ccj was granted against me. I only knew about the ccj when a statement of entry into the register was received . I tried to negotiate a payment arrangement with the sheriffs officers but was met with rudeness and hostility so sent them an email offering a payment arrangement . I never heard anything back from them by email phone or letter so sent a cheque for the first payment. The cheque has never been cashed and now I have received a letter saying they are send the bailiffs with a open shut and lock fast order to attach goods for sale. I thought that exceptional attachment orders can only be granted if they apply to the court and then the court has to give me a hearing date and that these EAO are really rare or is this just a bully boy tactic by sherriffs company and they don't have any right of entry at all if I'm out. I'm a bit worried that when I'm out on Thursday they will break in and change my locks then I have to go and collect new keys from somewhere, I'm disabled and not well at the moment so this could could really affect me . I unfortunately cannot cancel my meetings and hospital appointment on Thursday as its taken months to get this one. Where do I stand if they force entry ? Or should I be down to solicitors on Monday and get them to call the sherriffs and get an explanation
  3. I have a debt which is in dispute but a ccj was granted against me. I only knew about the ccj when a statement of entry into the register was received . I tried to negotiate a payment arrangement with the sheriffs officers but was met with rudeness and hostility so sent them an email offering a payment arrangement . I never heard anything back from them by email phone or letter so sent a cheque for the first payment. The cheque has never been cashed and now I have received a letter saying they are send the bailiffs with a open shut and lock fast order to attach goods for sale. I thought that exceptional attachment orders can only be granted if they apply to the court and then the court has to give me a hearing date., or is this just a bully boy tactic by sherriffs company and they don't have any right of entry at all if I'm out
  4. i would try and get hold of a cheap replacement from ebay and stick that in to send off
  5. no RLP are not judge and jury, they are a company that retailers use for civil recovery, albiet they do it wrongly. but if take an individual case then you can see how they arrive at the stupid amounts they want, i will try and base this on say an alround industry standard. it takes on average 2 hours to stop, detain and process a shoplifter , thats a minimum of 3 people 1 security guard, 1 shop staff member and the store manager. wage cost £40 . Shop admin time of at least 2 hours to record and store information relating to incident and pass onto RLP say £40, then RLP add on a bit say another £40 for their costs and admin, thats £120. now in any industry 6 hours of time overall comes in at a lot more than £120, i know i charge as a photographer nearly £500 for an afternoons work. if RLP are asking for £120 which they get to keep 40% and pass on 60% to the retailer then its expensive but not unreasonable. Its just the way they go about it thats wrong, they should breakdown the costs just as i did and then legally claim for them.
  6. i believe she was treated badly by the store and by the police but she still did take the stuff without paying for it, intentionally or unintentionally. Ignorance is not a defence in law. the best thing to do is to pay the police fine and just stop worrying, most of the time employers will be fine with what appears on crb checks as long as you explain them and dont try to hide it happened. if she was just given a fixed penalty notice by the police officer then it wont show on a crb anyway
  7. how is it a chicken or an egg, if someone goes out to steal then gets caught why are they objecting to having to pay for that. and why should someone else have pay extra because other people do want to pay. yes the RLP are charging way over the odds and the way they do it is wrong and they should be stopped from trading and we need to protect vunerable people from shady practices like that BUT if you intentionally go out to steal or even in a moment of madness think it might be fun, then you dont have a comeback. We should be trying to help people wrongly accused or treated outwith the law or people who for whatever reason are vunerable not trying to help people who admit their guilt.
  8. If a Pubwatch scheme intends to store or share information such as CCTV images as a Watch between its members, it should register its activity with the Data Commissioner. Registration is an easy process which can be carried out online and is subject to a relatively modest fee. In addition you should produce your own protocol for the secure handling of data by Watch members. Any data; which includes photographic images, should be dealt with sensitively. A sample data sharing protocol can be found on our website. Sometimes a Watch will also be able to obtain photographs from other sources; such as the press or on publicly accessible social media sites where the individual has posted their image or as previously mentioned, voluntarily direct from the banned person in exchange for a reduced period of exclusion. The Police may also be willing to provide you with police photographs of banned individuals, but this will be at their discretion and will be for a police purpose e.g. prevention of crime and disorder. It will also be subject to a locally agreed data sharing agreement. Police forces deal with this issue in different ways. Some will produce a folder of police photographs which has to be signed for by the Watch member; others will share them by using a system such as Pubwatch Online where the member has to use a secure password to access the site and the photograph is given a watermark to show who has downloaded an image. which means, they register with the data commissioner and become liable for inspection, or from the banned person themselves for a reduction in ban, or from public domain sources. They must still heed to the regulations and not allow the image to seen by the public or to tell people they hold the image.
  9. the pub scheme is not allowed to use photos unless they are given to them by the police, they can only use names and descriptions. I also worked in the door security sector for many years This is a long disputed topic on weher images are allowed to be kept but i know from working in the sector we were told its not allowed and we would be liable to individual prosecution if we kept our own "black book of images" . The data protection act clearly prevents companies from doing this and if you think your image is being used in this way then you have the right to have it removed as the company is breaking the law Over the years security guards have always gotten a bad press but this is because nowadays they are badly trained, badly paid and generally not suited the job anyway. But people need to use the rights they have and prevent these bullyboy companies and tactics. i will find the regulations and guidelines for images for this and post it.
  10. but i dont want to pay extra for my shopping because other people want to steal. yes only pay the fine to the police, but if you are caught stealing and admit you are stealing then pay the damages, spec invoice or what ever and learn your lesson, dont steal - its wrong
  11. everybody missed a very serious point here and i quote "I was lead to the Security panel as it were, just a block infront of the door where another guard stood, asked for me to open my bag, I complied, and then the guard then reached his hand into the front compartment of my bag to reveal the stolen items *facepalm* How could I be so stupid?!" what the guard did was illegal they do not have the right to ask to search you or to touch any of your property, only the police have the right to search you. you need to make a complaint to the store about the guards behaviour, as for the shoplifting, you did it, pay the fine and pay the damages and dont do it again.
  12. no company is allowed to keep a picture of you without your permission, the only allowable storage of images is on cctv which can only be held for 30 days unless requested as evidence by police. if a guard tells you they have your picture on file they are breaking the data protection act. i see alot of so called retail security companies with black books of photos and details of people banned or watched for, these are illegal and if they say you are in one then call the police and ask them to sieze the images. oh and so we are clear , only the police can arrest you in the UK security guards have no more rights than any other civilian. They can detain you if they have good suspicion that the store's goods are being removed without being paid for, but they cannot insist on searching you or searching your belongings. If you refused to co-operate, they candetain you until the arrival of the police, who CAN search you. Detaining includes the use of "reasonable force" to do so. BUT they must be able to provide a reasonable and actionable reason to do so.
  13. correct me if i am wrong, but having worked in the retail security sector for many years ending about5 years ago i find a lot these threads very disturbing. when i worked as a plain clothes store security officer we had very specific rules and regulations to guide us, to be able to stop anyone who has LEFT the store we had to witness the theft from begining to end . we could not just go back and check on cctv to see if it might have happened we could not then say that the person had stolen anything because if you lost sight of that person for more than a couple of seconds then they may have had the opportunity to drop the goods or pay for them elsewhere in the store. it was all a procedure so that there was no questions of guilt.if they are going to say she stole something from the cctv evidence alone you need to be allowed to look at the evidence before accepting any kind of guilt. i would say let them take you to court its on them to prove it not you
  14. the average consumer cant tell the difference, for most people i dont think they use anywhere near the speed they get. for example my parents have cable broadband with an average speed of about 42mbps which they use for email and ebay and once a week for iplayer. i get on average about 4.2mbps, i would love a faster speed as i use the internet for about 8hrs per day for work and research, although i have a reasonable upload speed of about 1.2mbps. I live in Clackmannanshire which has LLu exchanges which offer speed upto 20mb - if you live near the exchange! once you start moving out into the villages and further out of town the speeds soon drop off to 2mb and 3mb this is why the council are working on a Wimax system for the whole of the county to offer upto 20mb via a wireless system for business and homes, they hope to have it running by 2012. I think that broadband companies need to look outside of the centre of big cities and start fibre rollouts in areas that are not round the corner from thier HQ, take Greenock for instance - superfast 100mbps fibre broadband - this is a coastal town a long way from glasgow and not very big population wise, most of glasgow cant claim to have 100mbps and some of glasgow dosent even have fibre. So they are reaching out to rural areas? erm NO , thats where Amazon have a huge warehouse so to fulfill Amazons requirements they also managed to offer superfast service to householders. Until companies start telling the truth about speeds and service consumers will go with whoever is the cheapest and appears to offer a reasonbale service. Which is one of the problems, as consumers we need to stand up and say NO im not having second best.
  15. Fibre is not available in my area, like i said in my orginal post i am very PC savvy (i am a designer and a photographer) and have looked into all the options available where i live, fibre is not scheduled here for at least 5 years. As for "upto speeds" there is not a single company that will quote me more than "upto 4mb" as although the exchange is LLU we are more than 4km from it. Even if we could get faster speeds then as you pointed out - it still would not be free" The sales tactic to get into peoples homes is shocking and i wanted to point it out to other people who may not be as switched on as i am, if this happening because of "contracted out" "self employed" sales teams then its not doing TalkTalk as a company any favours!
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