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About ice_dragoness274

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  1. Also, if I emailed them before I came across this forum earlier today, asking to change my University address on the record, and asking that they put my case on hold beyond the 21 day period for making a challenge...is it ok to now ignore any reply I receive, and not challenge them at all? Or would they use this against me
  2. I'm looking through the Forum, and also came across this post, quoted below. I understand that it is rare for cases to be taken to court since 2012 (with the exception of internal allegations against employees). However, I noticed the following post in March 2012 in a thread with a former TK Maxx Loss Prevention officer. Is it basically 100% guaranteed that my case will not be taken to court (thus incurring further fees)? And do you think the post quoted below, is just an anomaly, or a false posting to deter people from ignoring RLP?
  3. Thank you all for your replies. I did write an email to RLP, to inform them to post to my home address in future, just to avoid my University finding out - however I have not yet submitted any challenge to my case. Hence, would you all advise that I do not contact them at all, even to dispute the case? I am aware that the possibility of them taking me to court is unlikely, but once they pass on the case to a debt collector, could the equivalent of a bailiff come to my address to demand the fees? I would be mortified of that happening, or my parents finding out. I know with Parking tickets, for example, or ignoring a PCN, they can send bailiffs to your door to demand a sum. But this cannot happen with ignoring correspondence from RLP, as it is a civil matter?
  4. Hello, I have some similar concerns to the OP here, regarding my University finding out and Data Protection issues. Please see my case here. RLP sent a letter to my University instead of my home address - whether inadvertently, or otherwise. I have emailed them asking for them to send all future correspondence to my home address, as my university had opened the letter, and put it in a new envelope prior to redirecting it. I am really worried in case it ends up on my University record somehow, now.
  5. I was taken to a room for questioning, upon leaving a departmental store, for allegations of shoplifting. I had picked up several cosmetic tester samples from the stands, as often (for products apart from foundations), the staff do not give you free samples and it is difficult to get an accuracy of colour matching in lighting outside the store. I wish to emphasise that these were all tester products - they had been used already/ were not brand new. Some were also smaller than the standard product size. So it wouldn't be fair to equate them to the price of a brand new, full-size product, nor the theft of an actual product. Though, I do feel it was not the right course of action. Nevertheless, I was given an exclusion order from the store. When I was questioned, I was asked to put out all the Make-Up testers I had picked up, and I co-operated fully in returning these. Given they were for high-end brands, the total was estimated at around £200 (in any case, given they were opened, non-full size testers, this estimation is inaccurate in itself); I was told by the Store's Security Officers that this would affect the charge RLP would ask for. However, in the letter RLP wrote to me, they contradict the store staff - RLP are saying that due to all items being recovered, the £197 I owe is purely for the "substantial amount of time...in observing, apprehending, interviewing you..". I believe this is quite an extortionate amount in light of the circumstances, and the fact I was fully compliant. Moreover, when I was questioned by the Store staff, they asked for my University address (assuring no correspondence would be sent there), as well as home address. They may have confused University with University residence, but they did not make this clear. Eitherway, RLP addressed their charge letter to my University, who had to open it before redirecting it to me. This is infringing on my privacy, and I am now also concerned if this could affect my employability? I didn't receive any Police Order (it is a civil matter), but could future employers see this on an DBS (CRB) check or elsewhere? Does paying the fee clear my name from any databases? Should I dispute this case, or ask for a reduced settlement? Any advice would be much appreciated. This is really worrying me, and making it hard to focus on my work.
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