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  1. Anymore contact with Mr Wilkinson? I phoned him last Monday and was told it should be done this week blah blah blah and to check MOT status online. Surprise surprise, still not done!
  2. Bank fodder - how do I know if someone has posted a new thread on the subject? Thanks.
  3. Hi, still waiting ….. 12 months this week. Before Christmas I was told that a turbo had gone. A lot more blah blah blah, but he was going to sort it out. I didn’t bother chasing him again until last Monday. Said the car was now at the MOT garage, as they were going to sort it out. Today, the usual excuse, I’ll phone them and see how it’s going and call me back around 2.30pm. As usual, nothing. What has been your experience, regarding what your vehicle went there for and what has happened since? I did manage to get his address though: Unit 4 /18 burnt mills road north Benfleet Essex SS12 9JX
  4. I won a judgment and High Court writ. It’s currently with an enforcement company.
  5. Yes, sorry it’s £5000 not £7000 that I’ve spent on repairs. I know it sounds ridiculous, but originally I was quoted £1800 for the gearbox. As I’d bought the car and obviously wasn’t going to get anything back from the promised warranty from Yew Tree cars, it was a decision that seemed the most realistic under the circumstances. But then the scenario gets worse and it gets to a stage that you’ve invested such and such amount, constantly being assured that once this job is done the car will be in A1 condition…… To summarise: Car bought 29th December 2020 Went to Autoessentials aka 169UK beginning of January 2021. Amount paid to above £5000
  6. Jack Wilkinson His address is one of those virtual offices, ie the actual business doesn’t operate from there and nobody seems to know where his garage is .However it’s 3 The Drive, Jubilee House, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3FR I have paid him £5000 to date He’s place is about 2.5 hours away from me, but I currently live most of the year in France. I’ll attach the only piece of written evidence that I have from him. This was supposed to have been a report on the condition of the vehicle for my court case against Yew Tree Cars, but is pretty useless to be honest. He telephoned me last week to say that he was ill with Covid, but would be back at work the following Monday and the car would be returned tomorrow (4th December 2021). I sent him a text with information that I required from him before I would accept delivery of the vehicle (£175 each way). Text is added as an image below. This morning I had a phone call from his wife, with no caller id, who said that he was very ill in hospital with Covid, but he should be out on Monday. she said that they were going to take the car to be MOT’d (it did have a 12 month MOT on it when it was collected last January) but apparently one of the 2 turbos has gone. She said Jack was going to source a replacement (obviously from a breakers yard) and fit it for free. Then it was discovered that the entire engine has to come out to fit it, which is going to cost in the region of £2000! Obviously I have no intention of paying anymore money to this person. The call ended with her telling me that Jack would telephone me next week to discuss it. Under normal circumstances one would imagine that him getting Covid is credible, but with his track record, I just see it as another delaying tactic. The forum that I found this information on is https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/threads/ecu-solutions-brentwood-essex-any-reviews.1776159/page-4 I’m in the situation of not knowing what work he has actually done. I have no idea whether he is telling me the truth or anything. A thought that crossed my mind, after reading people’s posts on the VW site, is that he uses his customers vehicles to take parts from for other cars and then waits until a similar car comes in to replace them. I just can’t figure out the scam here, but there definitely is one! TEXT SENT ON 26/12/2021 Dear Jack, Further to our telephone conversation yesterday, I request the following from you please: 1. A full breakdown, including receipts, for the payment made to you by bank transfer to your account named 169UK for the amount of £3000 paid on the 14/01/2021. 2. A full breakdown, including receipts, for the payment made to you by bank transfer to your account named 169UK for the amount of £2000 paid on 05/02/2021. 3. Your VAT number and address of your business premises. The car wash centre where customers are requested to deliver/collect their vehicles from is not acceptable. Neither is the ‘dummy’ office that you use at Jubilee House, Brentwood, Essex. This is not your business premises. Under UK law, it is a legal requirement for you to provide this. You advised me yesterday that my vehicle will be returned to me by the end of next week, being 03/12/21. Before accepting receipt of the vehicle, the following is required: The documents requested in points 1-3, to be sent by email to **************@gmail.com A photograph of the current mileage. A video of the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Evidence that the vehicle is running as it should be. 12 months MOT certificate. Warranty documentation for the replacement gearbox dated from 03/12/2021, again to be sent by email, before receipt of the vehicle will be accepted. Yours sincerely, Trying to upload the photo of the document that he sent to me by text (jpeg) but it won’t let me.
  7. Well, here I am again, following on with a new saga after being scammed by Oak Tree cars last December. The gearbox had gone in the car I looked online for a garage that could replace it with a reconditioned one. I went on a site where you list your problem and garages will contact you with a quote. The garage in the heading seemed the best one. Jack appeared to know what he was talking about. My car was collected by a 3rd party company at the beginning of February and taken to Brentwood (I’m in Winchester). He originally quoted £1800 for the work. After inspecting the car, this turned into £3000, but he assured me that with this work done, the car would have many more years of life. It was supposed to have taken 2 weeks for the work to be completed. Every week I would telephone him and there would be a new problem and reason why it wasn’t ready. Covid (feasible), short staff because of Covid (again, feasible). Then he was having to take time off because his daughter was having surgery for a brain tumour and her prognosis was bleak (received my full sympathy). Next problem to arise was something to do with the fuel intake (not a problem before he had it). Another £2000 was required to do something or other. As this was obviously an unforeseen problem, he was going to be just charging me for the parts and not for the labour. He was now making a loss on this job. We’re now into July and the fuel problem seems to have transformed into an electrical fault. Apparently all of the wiring had been hacked about (this is a vehicle that prior to me buying it, had always been serviced and maintained by Land Rover!) Each week I was promised that it would be ready the following week. The next issue was it needed a new ECU (I have no mechanical knowledge, so forgive any glaring mistakes here). This was going to cost another £350 (not paid yet). Then this part turns out to have some problem, causing more delays. In the meantime, Jack has developed cancer and is undergoing treatment. All through this, he has repeatedly told me that he is doing me a favour, not charging labour, having to sneak the car in on to ramps as his accounts department are going mad at him for not charging etc etc. I had had very strong doubts about him for quite some time, but however much I searched, I couldn’t find anything bad about his business. Then, a few days ago (the car was due to come back this week) he sent me a text to say that he has Covid, really ill and bed ridden. That’s when the penny truly dropped. Ironically, I also came across a VW forum and was astounded to read loads of compliments about him. Everyone’s story was almost word for word the same as mine, going back a couple of years. He had had one person’s car for 5 YEARS! I also found out that his business address is just a remote reception, he doesn’t actually conduct his business there. I really can’t believe that I have been rolled over twice in less than 12 months by 2 different fraudsters!
  8. I would like to add that a UK debt can be sold on to a collection agency in another country. If they know that you are in Poland, it’s a possibility. Even if Hitachi don’t take you to court for a CCJ, they will sell your debt to a collection agency, who will try and recoup the money. After a time, they again will sell the debt to another agency and so on. However, the likelihood of them tracing you to Poland is pretty slim.
  9. Hi, No, I’m not suing them on negligence but their negligence will be something that I will bring up in court. Their tracking information was never updated to show that it was actually scanned into the Southampton Hermes depot. It only ever showed as still awaiting collection. Had it been updated , then my customer would have been able to proceed with his insurance claim that he paid extra for with Parcel Compare, and the matter resolved. The fact that only yesterday Hermes admitted that it did actually arrive at the depot on February 5th and was scanned into their system is negligent. Throughout my numerous attempts to trace my parcel Hermes insisted that it was still awaiting collection, despite the courier giving me a collection receipt. The only reason that I’m not uploading my court action particulars is that they contain private and personal information, which I don’t wish to share. I am, however, happy to share any information that will assist others (for both cases).
  10. Yes, first name is him, second is his brother (who works for Birmingham City football club).
  11. Thanks for your reply. I certainly won’t get caught out like this again. Until this happened I had no idea about Hermes terrible reputation. You live and learn, I suppose! I have rejected their claim and agreed to mediation (I will read information on here before I get the call). Cheeky devils asked for the case to be transferred to Leeds court, I’m in Southampton. I rejected that as well. I’m sure that the guy who originally purchased the lamp would be willing to help if I asked. Obviously he couldn’t stand to lose the money and had no other option than to request a refund. I am assuming that as the contract between him and Parcel Compare was cancelled (Hermes never updated their tracking to show that it was received at their southampton depot and I only received that information yesterday) that I am in the right to sue Hermes directly for their negligence.
  12. Yes, I have all of the original documentation. I parcelled the item up and attached all of the labels. I always make sure that they are very secure and even tape over them in case the printing gets wet.
  13. I believe that his full name is Mohamed Junaid Sajad. His father owns the house, which shows up on the land registry records.
  14. Thanks for your reply. Generally, I’m ok with doing Money Claims, this one being different as I didn’t enter into the original contract, though am the only party to suffer loss. Naturally, I will accept the mediation and read through the other comments first. I can’t post the pdf of the original claim as it has too much personal data attached and unfortunately I only have my iPhone to hand. I have attached the screenshots though.
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