I hope I have found myself in the right sub forum! I've leafed through pages and pages of helpful posts from you guys regarding Bryan Carter and similar situations to mine and I've been taken aback by how helpful people have been on this site with people's problems.
I was, however, still unsure how to proceed with an issue of my own i'm facing and was hoping to ask for advice....
To start with I'll lay out the groundwork
I had a contract with O2 some years back now (2011?) that originally started in 2009 or so,
towards the end of this contract with maybe 3 months remaining on the current rolling deal
the phone I was using ceased functioning and I called O2 to cancel the contract.
They accepted this (and I have a letter confirming this action) as I had been on the contract for a long time
and I dare say they more than made their money off me!
I was also paying for two months where I wasn't using the phone because I am horrible at managing my money
However some time later I received a letter from O2 demanding payment for the 'unpaid debt' and
I responded saying nothing was due (including a copy of the aforementioned letter).
Sadly this was ignored and I started receiving letters from Lowells, and Red, and eventually Fredrickson.
In all cases I have simply sent a letter saying I have no debt and including the letter, asking for confirmation of what the debt source is.
But now I have received a letter from Bryan Carter, and if my initial investigations are anything to go by,
I will soon find myself in the unfortunate position of missing work to be dragged to a courtroom.
Because of this I would like any advice anyone can offer with regards of how to deal with Bryan Carter,
I had my first mail from them today (if no response in 14 days a claim will be issued etc).
Am I in better stead because of them playing ping-pong with the debt?
Is there anything I can do to keep this out of court?
And what is the best way to ensure they drop this ridiculous charade
and finally put this to bed instead of someone else sending a letter demanding money
I don't owe in a few months time?!
Its really rather stressful and I have to admit i've rather had enough.
The initial debt was under 100 pounds, Bryan Carter are now estimating (with court fees etc) that they will be looking for 275 pounds. Is there a leg to stand on in that too?
Looking forward to hearing back from you.