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  1. I have an old council tax debt, Rossendales are sending bailiffs to my friends address (I used this address several months ago to get my bank card delivered to as I was of NFA at the time). My friend (whom I don't see that often) handed me a load of letters and told me that bailiffs are regularly knocking at her door demanding full payment, she is worried they'll come in and take all her stuff (which surely can't be legal?). The letters they've sent me are rather confusing, they claim I owe two debts to a local council, one for approx 120 and another for approx 240, the first few letters added £75 to both debts (to the same council, same old address), added £235 to both debts making the total payable over £700. I have nowhere near that amount lying around to pay them and get them off my friends back. More recently they sent another letter regarding the 120 debt and nothing else, they seem to have removed the £235 fee and the total is less than £200 nothing regarding the other 240 (or whatever I apparently still owe to the same council). What's the best way to get them to stop knocking at my friends house? Also, as they've been handed the wrong address by MY BANK , they've been unable to contact me so how can they legally claim fees if they're knowing harassing someone who has nothing to do with the debt in question? I did call them a few weeks ago when they demanded £700 they said I would have to call the "bailiff" directly and he'll want payment in full so I never bothered 1) I don't have it, and 2) I'm not paying a £235 fee (twice + £75*2) even if I did have it), they could have phoned me but instead they'd rather send bailiffs/letters to an address I've told them I don't even live at. I am not sure what my best course of action is, I would rather pay the council directly I've heard they will refuse payment and tell me to deal with Rossendales, I would deal with them but I am not paying a £235 fee out of principle (and certainly not twice). For some confusing reason however, the most recently letter does not include the £235 I have no idea what's going on. I was going to email them and ask but they'd likely take days to respond so I'd rather ask here first. I would also like to know how they even got this address? The only thing I used my friend's address for was to get a card delivered from my bank, so my own bank just gave an address away to a 3rd party company? How is that even legal? Do all banks do this?
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