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  1. thanks, i thought this might be the case. I'll wait to see R&R come back with and the outcome of the benefit Claim and go form there Sew
  2. It is for £1050 I think it will go down by approx half as the benefit period will be 13/09 to End of March or whenever Council tax period ends? I am very tempted to pay the Council direct via online banking and then when the credit appears it will be ok I am tempted to go in and see them tomorrow as I am not happy with that "dates thing" I applied on 13/09, LO was dated 21/09. I think I can argue the case in some way, they should be talking or checking internally when someone makes a claim, etc Thanks Sew
  3. Hi Everyone Just a question please for some help... slightly weird one. I have rec the "Notice of Enforcement" today dated 13/10 for Council Tax from lovely R&R. I have a claim for Council Tax Benefit going through at the moment which will be backdated to beginning of Sept which I have been told will be applied as a credit. The Benefit dept do not liase/talk with the Recovery dept. I made the claim for benefit on the 13/09 and the Liability Order is dated 21/09, surely they should have talked to one another. I'm not quite sure what to do as R&R Chasing me for the ful amt, there will be a reduction on it so the LO should be wrong or it was done after I applied, etc I have emailed R&R and told them off this situation and offered £75 to start and to also ensure I contact them within the 7 days to stop the £235 fee Any advice greatly received. Many thanks Sew
  4. Thanks Dx Yeah, I am trying to counsel her to ignore it all but obviously its difficult when it is not you and an emotional situation. After reading all 9 pages of maxxers thread above I'm more convinced that police are not interested She is mainly concerned about whether RPL will forward the file to the police or courts for action if she ignores it all? i'm looking for some sort of probabilities, reassurances of some kind, difficult i know.
  5. Hi Everyone I'm doing this for a shy friend... Please can someone give me and a friend some assistance with a few questions at the bottom of this post please, many thanks. First a bit of background and a recount of an incident that occurred on the 30th July. 4 Years ago: She was stopped by stored detectives, RLP, etc for Price ticket swapping, police came, discussion held between them and TK/RLP/whoever and no action taken. She left store, very upset as really was out of character for her. Carried on being worried as had an upcoming DBS check for her job. She did a SAR request to the local police to find out what was recorded at the time. Nothing really was and she passed the enhanced DBS check. She was banned, BUT sadly paid RLP their "invitation to pay" for her peace of mind even though afterwards and some reading on here about their parasitic and bullying nature it was regretted! She learnt her lesson and has never done anything wrong since. 30th July: fast forward to the a couple of weeks ago. She was wandering through TK again (after giving it some time and started to shop there again) was stopped outside the changing room by 2 bods and asked to come for a chat. Bear in mind, she had done nothing at this point. She went with them, non-plussed, and was taken into a room and told she had been defrauding them by returning items for differing values using refunds, exchanges to the value of £50 or so they said. said they had a file on her and they also said the police has been compiling a file on her. proceeded to try to call the police twice whilst in the room with her but she could not hear anything just see them pick up a phone. could not get through and I think some words were exchanged, I think they referred to the ban from years ago (so RLP must have a record of her) So, she has not done this, she buys a lot from there and removes tags when she gets home and is regularly exchanging and returning, etc it appears to be an honest mistake that might have happened a couple of times where she has lost track of a purchase picked it up and take back and not remember the receipt or price and grabbed one that looked about right and just got on with it. it triggered her and she has been a bit of a mess since, seen her Doc, started Anti-depressants again and has appt with the local DAS service in early Sept. She is very worried about the police turning up on her doorstep, etc. she wants to pay the £220. i keep telling her not to as I spent a great deal of time on here for her after the incident 4 years back and even read part of the informative and amusing court case. She needs convincing, etc. She also had a rubbish experience with a solicitor earlier over the phone. Obviously I know and am confident of what they are up to and would tell them to take a run and jump it it were me. They are fishing, etc for some money but it is her and she is not used to this "sort of thing" not that I am, lol My/her questions are: If she didn't pay, what would or could happen? What is the likelihood of them passing it to police if she ignored the letters. This is what I am not sure about and cant answer her. I know it is difficult to answer this but it may give her some re-assurance. Can the police retroactively do something after the event with regard to the evidence/PACE laws and all that stuff? How on earth would they know the police were compiling a file on her. Sounds like a load of bullying horse**** to me, if they had a file on her then they would be there already waiting with them. The RLP bods would have seen her in the store when she came in as they would be waiting for her for a while and would have called to the police ahead of time to be ready and not tried calling them I personally think the worst that MIGHT happen is they knock and have a chat with her and she tells them it was an honest mistake and then forget about it as how can they determine intent behind whatever TK have in their silly file. They just see someone returning something 2/3 times, it could easily just well be an honest mistake as it could be a intentional action. The police have more important things to do, probably not interested and know it will not go to court either (as per the court case) as it is not in the financial interests of TKMaxx to pursue it, etc She will see this and I have encouraged her to read the other RLP threads to give her some positive vibes and push the negative ones back. I'm sure she will after this has posted. She is just unsure of what could happen after ignoring the letters and trying to come to terms with that "roll of the dice" Thanks Steve
  6. oh and read this it will help you and you can see why and how they do it, same principles just a different shop http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?340902-Former-TK-Maxx-Loss-Prevention-Manager-available-for-questions-!-reviewed-09.2015
  7. She got the letters but did not tell me soon enough and unfortuanely paid them, it was not until after that that I researched it and found out it was all a joke really, basically. She has put it down to a learning experience, it gave her the necessary shock but we are a bit wiser as a result but a shame she paid them, thankfully it was not too much no police involvement
  8. ur welcome, my girlfriend felt the same way, it was sooo out of character for her, trust me. she had nightmares, thought she would lose her job working with kids in a college, etc. i convinced her to see the true picture and she is ok now but still worries a bit. It will all be fine, trust me Read this, it will help, it is the same principle just a different shop http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?448994-RLP-FAQ-s.-What-do-they-mean-Reviewed-September-2015
  9. hi f9d Just relax and dont worry about it anymore, HONESTLY, you got away with it lightly BUT DONT DO it again. It would cost Tesco, £100's if not £1000s to take it further with the courts which they dont want to do PLUS the Police do not want to be bothered with this trivial thing. This is why Tesco employ this approach, as a deterrent and to be seen to be doing something about it, it is just too small a thing for them to worry about so they get their security guard to act all threatening, take details to scare you then they pass it to this other company that try to get money out of you afterwards, they "invite you to pay", these requests have no basis in law and as DX/Honeybee rightly say above can be thown in the bin and laughed at. This same thing, in TKMAxx, happened to my girlfriend a few years back and I researched it fully and it was a real eye opener, I think I have a thread on here about so check my history threads. To allay your fears and really make you feel better I suggest you read up on it yourself as suggested by the guys/girls above, it is a fascinating and interesting thing once you see the real true picture. Take care, calm down and have a cup of tea, stick a movie on and relax
  10. Little update We are going to do a SAR to the local police after talking with a very helpful lady in their Data Protection department, that should get us what exactly at the time and indicate what might be on the DB Check And I have sent a general query to the DBS service making an initial enquiry. Lets see what happens
  11. Yes, I think you might be right BUT i have only tonight realised who RLP are what they do. If I had known about this then, well it would have been a different story I can tell ya
  12. hi Silver Thanks for the prompt reply! I did some research at the time into CRB (Now DBS) checks a nd looking at it you cannot get an enhanced one as member of the public https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview but you can get a basic one. We will have to wait and see what record was held by the police I suppose My intuition tells me that nothing will appear on one as the DBS guidelines state that whatever is recorded has to be relevant to the post applied for. I doubt this would be tbh. Yes, it sadly appears that ther £250 is lost but I will try and bottom that out for sure as it is a lot of money and there is the principle involved
  13. Hi Everyone Hi want to get some help for a close friend of mine who will I suspect follow this thread as a guest, i hope! I have posted this as result of the monthly CAG email article about civil recovery, great news btw! Anyway.... Brief synopsis: 2 years ago, TKMAxx, swapped price tags, caught, taken in a room and police called (?), they both went out of the room twice throughout the discussison, let off (we think), unsure if cautioned, could have been PCSO. Banned, they took her mobile number and debit card details [removed] and RLP have been paid something like £250!!! My friend needs to have an enhanced CRB check done for something and is obviously very worried. This was a one off incident totally not in character for them in a moment at a time of great stress. I have given my friend the chat about not being paranoid now about being followed and they have have probably forgotten about it now, etc. So, as result of this article and bunch of the threads in this section where I have this new eye opening knowledge!. Firstly, we are trying to find out from the police exactly what happened at the time and what was "archived" and what may come out on a CRB check, this will hopefully let us know if it was a PCSO and they went over the 30 mins detainment, the details if any. What can we do, if anything, about the £250 that was paid to RLP? Does anyone here have any accurate info about whether this can be charged back from her debit card (after 2 years)? Does anyone have any accurate knowledge of enhanced CRB checks and what might be on it as result of this. I know this may be difficult to comment on now as we need more info and the memory is a blur for my friend and details sketchy of what was exactly said at the time? Last thought, £250 for nothing taken, speechless!!!! Thanks Steve
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