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  1. So would that be in accordance with the Data Protection Act or anything? But can't retailers signed up with RLP see this database thing if they request to, regardless of convictions or anything?
  2. No, this is what the security staff said to me, in a VERY intimidating manner might I add. I haven't received a letter from RLP yet. They said I should expect it in three weeks. Is there a chance they won't even submit the report to RLP? And if they do would they dispose of the copy of my driving licence afterwards or hold on to it?
  3. Thank you for your advice so far but I still have a quick couple of questions: I was told that if I paid the fine then Primark would throw away the copy of my provisional driving licence that they have. I read on another post that they are apparently aren't even allowed by law to make a copy and keep hold of official documents like that. In addition they said that if I don't pay they will take me to court and my details will be passed on to immigration and border control across the EU and they could pursue me in order to pay this fine, but apparently by law they can't pass on any of my details without my permission in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. How long would Primark hold onto the copy of my licence for and how long would I be on RLP's 'dishonesty register' for if I don't pay? As the police weren't involved I don't have a criminal record but if I apply for jobs they could request to see this register and I don't want to take any chances. Lastly, if I wanted to shop at Primark (obviously not the one where this happened or those in the same area), would that be advisable? And how long would I have to stay away from that particular store in relation to their security rotation? That is if I ever choose to go in there again which I won't be for a long while. I know I mentioned this before but I just wanted to double-check. To be kind of specific, are the West End and South London/Stratford a safe distance away from each other?
  4. The ones I go to usually are about an hour/hour and a half away on the bus from the one I'm specifying but there's also another one down the road from there that I go to sometimes so I won't be going there for a while.
  5. Hmm fair enough, I just don't want there to be a risk of them passing it on to RLP or the image being held by security in other branches causing inconvenience if I enter another store that isn't in the same area, especially if I'm with a friend. Maybe the fact that I change up my hairstyle a lot might help lol. And my details too, what would Primark and RLP do with them if they don't hear from me? Would any of the store employees be made aware of specific people to look out for as well? There's a girl I used to go to school with that works at that particular store where it happened, and she has a loudmouth and will tell anyone anything. That's definitely someone I would not want to know!
  6. Argh ffs, just an inconvenice! I just don't want to be made to feel on edge, that's all. Also I wanted to know if Primark and RLP will get rid of my image and details after a certain period of time?
  7. So how long will everything go on for, stage-wise and overall? Thanks for the advice, it's appreciated muchly Also I wanted to know if Primark and RLP will get rid of my image and details after a certain period of time?
  8. So the longer they leave it, the less chance there would be of them trying to take me to court? And in the event that they did, would I have to be physically there or what? What would happen? I shall definitely do that as I need the letters to be dissected so I know what to do next.
  9. I was concerned that they would get back to Primark who might choose to prosecute if they don't get some sort of compensation from me through RLP. The male staff there seemed pretty greedy and would be very happy to get a Christmas bonus. Any info on the 'stages' of RLP's correspondence? And how long approximately would this go on for?
  10. Hi all, I got into a bit of a scrape with Primark (don't laugh) yesterday (23rd October 2014) when I tried to shoplift a couple of shirts that came up to the cost of £26. I was escorted down to a detention room where I was spoken to and my provisional driving licence was photocopied and after a few words I was given a piece of paper stating what the costs of my anticipated 'fine' from this notorious company called RLP will cover. They saw other shirts that I had purchased from another branch along with the receipt which came to the total of £42.90, but that didn't stop them from telling me to expect a 'fine'. I was told that I should be getting this letter in three weeks. I've been doing a frantic amount of research between yesterday and today and from what I've gathered, they have no legal right to scare me into paying anything and all they make is empty threats. However I'm afraid that they may actually contact Primark again and I was told that I would be taken to court if I don't pay up to this RLP company, not to mention they have me on CCTV. However the goods were recovered before I left the store and they were in perfectly resaleable condition. The police weren't called and I wasn't made to sign anything. No additional details like a telephone number or my parents' contact details or anything were taken and I was allowed to go afterwards. I'm anxious they may also turn up unexpectedly to my house when I'm not there, and I do not want my family to know under any circumstances. I was told by a sympathetic security staff member that if I don't pay this fine immigration officers and border control across the EU will be notified and I will be stopped in airports regarding this, and that this will last for 5 years. I know I'm very much in the wrong and I did something stupid but I seriously don't have the money to spare and I don't want to go to court and risk a criminal record. In addition, in principle alone I believe like many others on here it is wrong to extort money from someone by playing on guilt, particularly as it seems I'm going to pay £137.50 for items that came up to £26 that were recovered in a perfectly resaleable condition, which of course the store will make money from anyway regardless of whether I pay the fine or not. Not to mention it would supposedly be 'covering the costs of past shoplifters'. As my parents are forever adamant on taking and opening my mail and get mad if I get a hold of it I have sent off my application for the Mail Collect service Royal Mail runs, so I can collect my mail from the sorting office without running the risk of them seeing it and getting myself into 100x more **** than I'm already in. I also wanted to know if this would show up on any kind of CRB/enhanced CRB check and do retailers regularly check RLP's so-called 'dishonesty register' when someone applies for a job? If so, how long would I be on there for? I'm 18 and I've never had one despite frantic applying. I definitely don't need this as a further setback. Do I ignore the letter when it comes or do I reply? And if so, how? I'm afraid to leave it but I also don't want to be out of pocket because of greedy capitalism on the part of RLP as I believe there is no basis to do so as the goods were recovered, the police weren't called and RLP is a private company with no legitimate connections to the criminal justice system. This was completely out of character for me and I definitely won't be doing it again. I'd lose my friends if they knew as well which is why I'm here looking for advice on what to do when the letter from RLP comes. I just want this over and done with. Please help!!! Thank you xx
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