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  1. Thanks for the replies... But how about the revised award notice of April 2007, which shows that we only owed 1000, which was then collected from future payments? Does this no blow their idea that we owe nearly £4k out of the water, when they themselves have said that we don't? Are Advantis able to pursue a debt which, according to the HMRC (or at least one part of it), we don't owe? Gary
  2. Hi, Sorry if I dribble on a bit here, but there is quite a bit of back story to this one. Back in late 2006 or so, we received a letter from HMRC telling us that we had been overpaid by approx £7000 in Tax Credits for the previous 2 years, and would have to pay it back. We queried this, as far as we knew we were getting what they had told us we were entitled to, and didn;t understand it. We were advised to appeal, which we did. We were subsequently told that the first year was their fault and would be written off, but the subsequent year (2005/6) was our fault, b
  3. Just as an update, and a quick query. We queried again with hmrc about the outstanding court case, and heard nothing back apart from a debt collection letter from Advantis. We then wrote to them, which was ignored (although got a signature for recorded delivery). We then received another letter from them chasing us. My wife phoned them up, and they couldn't find any records of us, although thru did say that if we gave them our phone number they might be able to find our record... Yeah right, are we that gullible? We then wrote again explaining that there had been a court case outstan
  4. If I may jump in here - we also had a letter chasing just under £4000 from 7 years ago on Monday. The original thread is here: http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?66973-Tax-Credit-Overpayment/page2 I was directed to this thread, and it all sounds horribly familiar! HMRC issued court papers against us back in January 2007, we responded by saying that we would just like them to explain how they worked the figure out, and why they thought we owed the money. They didn't reply to the court, the case has been stayed since March 2007, and now we are being chased again,
  5. Hi all, Sorry for bumping this thread over 6 years after starting it - but things have started off again! Basically, since we submitted our defence to the court papers back in February 2007, and have heard nothing since, apart from the court advising us that the ball was now in HMRC's court to prove that we owed the money. Today, however, we received a letter each informing us that we have an outstanding debt prior to April 2012, and must pay it immediately, or it will be passed to a private debt collection agency. We contacted the court today, to see if there had been any movement t
  6. Hehehe! Hadn't realised that - how stupid are these people?
  7. Hmm, just read it properly. It says that the debt has been transferred to Zenith Recovery at a reduced rate, then at the bottom of the letter says that Zenith Collections is a trading name of Debt Recovery Plus! So they've transferred the debt to themselves at a reduced rate - hope they don't lose too much money in the process!
  8. And now we've had a letter from Zenith Collections - they're prepared to accept £80 if we settle it now. Few more weeks, and they'll be paying us! Gary
  9. Hey - we've just had the same letter and OFT sheet! Their client is prepared to accept £120 instead, as long as we pay within 7 days. How very noble of them. As a gesture in response, I'll reduce my invoice to them for storage space in the filing cabinet to £50, as long as it's paid within the next 30 minutes. I'm going to miss this when it comes to an end. Anybody know how many more letters I'm scheduled to get? Gary
  10. And Zenith also hide behind a PO Box in Ashton under Lying, sorry, Lyne. What on earth will these **** do if the Government ever decide to go after them? Become MPs I suppose and just carry on as before! At least if you're an MP and caught with your hand in the till, you just say sorry, blame your staff, and crack on! All good sport!
  11. I'm loving it! I did toy with the idea of sending them an invoice for taking up space in our filing system - after all, I didn't ask them to end up there, they chose to send me letters despite the notice tucked away in the filing room which says that anybody taking up space in our filing cabinet without an official permit may be charged £60 for the privilege! After all, as the poor, confused, Tony216 says, if you do the crime, you should do the time, regardless of whether it's legal or not... Gary
  12. I've been following this thread, and others with interest. With a partner, I run a small electrical maintenance company. One of our clients is a Housing Association in Cambridge. One of our guys was working on one of their sites a few months ago, and got a ticket for not showing a valid permit. The only thing is, all of our vans have permits for that site in their windscreens, and the only photo they supplied showed the van from the rear, neatly avoiding the screen area! After reading up on here, I've been waiting the post with interest - so far they've followed true to form - letter
  13. I thought it had all gone away, but here we go again... Received letter from Hillesden back at the end of May last year stating that he was investigating my complaint and would reply in due course. Nothing at all until today, when I get a letter from the desk next door, calling itself Mercantile Data Bureau, and telling me that they have been instructed by Hillesden to contact me etc. Usual threatening sentences referring to doorstep specialists and so on, and please contact them on the 0844 number to conclude the matter. I keep telling them that I'm happy to pay the outstanding
  14. Just received the latest correspondence. IN the first (from dlc), they state that as per the original letter of 7th January 2009 'they have been assigned my account and a letter from HSBC is enclosed to confirm this' They can assure me that this was authorised by HSBC with their full knowledge and they (dlc) are fully compliant in their actions. They apologise for the wording in their letter of 18 March, in which they denied the existence of a letter from HSBC, quote: 'As originally stated we have been assigned your account and we should not have referred to HSBC as our client, this was a
  15. Just as a thought, I seem to remember reading on here that Debt Recovery Action cannot be instigated if the debt itself is under dispute - am I remembering this correctly? I have no qualms about paying what I owe on thsi one, but the problem is that dlc cannot seem to establish what they think it is that I do owe!
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