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  1. Hi there... I have received a letter from ADVANTIS. It says I owe monet for a LATE LICENSE PENALTY to the lovely sum of £80... Am I right in believing that they ahve no power here and I need to call DVLA to either pay or sort out?
  2. Need a bit of advice, 2013/2014 HMRC said they overpaid working tax credits by £5500. My wife was claiming DLA, we didn't receive a payment but they paid her NI contributions as I earned too much, the previous years claims where fine apparently but nothing had changed in the claim just maybe my wage might have increased slightly. Long story short we tried to go through the dispute path but missed out by being over the 30 days mainly due to me having heart surgery in-between all this. We haven't heard anything regarding the debt just on the renewal pack saying w
  3. Strange thing happened recently. A car full of Advantis employees wearing yellow fluorescent coats turned up to collect a car owned by a neighbour. The neighbour they mentioned had not lived at the address for a very long time possibly 5 years ago. The address is rented out to a lady and has for about 5 years. I spoke to one of them as the neighbour was out advising them the person they were seeking had not lived at the address for years. They showed me a document with the car details and registration number which i did not recognise as ever havng being parked at or near neighbours h
  4. Hi, managed to find this forum and it so far have proved to be extremely informative and very helpful. I have a number of questions before I continue with my battle with the HMRC and the Advantis. Quick Summary: Back in 2015 I received a letter from the HMRC stating I owed over £3000 as an overpayment from Working Tax Credit. Really unsure how this could have happened as I always notified them immediately after any changes in my circumstance. Queries this via a phone call and realised there was an error on their behalf. They wrote again to me stating the
  5. Hi All, First time here. I have had a letter from Advantis Credit Ltd requesting the following: Dear Mr x xxxxx Advantis provides professional services to a number of large organisations within the UK. We have been instructed to verify the current whereabouts of a Mr x xxxxx formally resident at xxx xxxx xxxx in relation to an outstanding matter. If you do not contact us we will assume that you are the correct person and we will contact you again in order that we can get the matter resolved. Yours ACL * The address in question is a place I lived in 4
  6. Hello. Sorry if this is in the wrong place but I am new. During the years 2010-2012 i attend university. I received loans and grants for this period. During 2011 ( the final year) me and my partner separated and obviously this affected the household income meaning I reapplied to student finance. They requested evidence which I supplied. They continued to request evidence over months, actually years after I had left uni. I supplied all the evidence I could and they then started to request evidence of my ex's earnings during the time we were together and proof of when we split
  7. Wonder if anyone can help I got a late road tax fine from Advantis which I paid 6 months ago and now I have just received a letter today from Rossendales debt collectors saying I owe them £80 for the same offence. Why would this happen? Should I get in touch with DVLA?
  8. Hi All Need some advice regarding correspondence from a debt collecting agency about a £80 fine from the DVLA for being late in renewing my vehicle tax. To bring you up to speed here is what happened. Moved address about a year ago. Phoned up DVLA at the time to speak to an adviser about everything i would need to do regarding my license & vehicle details upon moving. This adviser only ever mentioned about sending my driving license in with new address. Failed to mention VC5 log book. I am completely unfamiliar with this process. Consequently my tax renewal re
  9. Hi everyone Got a letter from Advantis yesterday telling me that I owe HMRC £688.09. Well this was news to me as HMRC have never been in touch. What is the best way to deal with this people? I have however been chased by HMRC for the last 10 months wherein they were chasing me for a debt of £1300 because I had failed to submit a self assessment form. Having never been self employed I had no reason to submit one. The HMRC refused to accept all evidence of P60s and wage slips from my employer. They did however send me a self assessment statement on the 7th Janu
  10. Hello All Advantis are chasing me and my wife for £3433.13 for an overpayment of tax credits. I was made bankrupt three years ago and I'm pretty sure the overpayment to which they are referring was from before that time. If the debt was before the bankruptcy (which was initiated by the HMRC on a separate matter) shouldn't it have been included in the bankruptcy petition? My wife is named separately on the account so I would figure that even before we disputed the amount it should only be for her share and not mine if mine was cleared with the bankruptcy. Also, what is
  11. Hi All, Way back in 2014 my wife and I started getting letters from HMRC saying we had been overpaid child tax credits to the sum of £180.12p dating from 2008. My wife and I never claimed any child tax credits for this year, as we were fed up with constantly being overpaid and having to pay money back from previous years. It was just not worth the hassle! We queried HMRC about how this debt was possible when no claim had been made. They were always evasive and less than helpful. I asked for everything to be put into writing, a reasonable request which they have never been able t
  12. Hi all, it never rains but it pours. I have just received a letter from my mother, it is a demand for payment for a debt of £7XXX. It is addressed to Mr C XXXXXX and is posted to my mother's address but demands payment for power used at my old address. I share my late father's initial so my mother opened the letter thinking it was addressed to him. Letter: 8th September Dear Mr +++++++ We are a debt collection agency and we have been instructed by our client Scottish & southern power to contact you in relation to an amount of £7XXX, which their records s
  13. Hello. Today i recieved a letter from "advantis" looking for my whereabouts.as british gas had passed debt of £370 to them. i phoned and spoke to an agent at advantis.i explained to him that i would contact british gas and pay the debt to them directly,set up standing order etc.british gas told me they could not recall the debt,as not in their policies.this debt was from a previous address,not where we live now. so basically i owe the debt to advantis.things are tough at the moment with being out of work,though got 2 interviews next week. guy at advantis said they w
  14. I have a few problems with BT. See the attachments for the full story. However, they are still chasing for the full payment of the contract. As they were unable to provide the service that was ordered I cancelled as not being fit for the purpose. Can they still charge for the service although it was not ready and we cancelled before any services were started Many thanks in advance
  15. After a long drawn out battle with HMRC claiming we were over payed by 3.5k, we discovered that we have lost our appeal and would have to pay in full or the "debt" would be handed over, we have just had a letter from Advantis who are demanding the money. I refuse on principle to pay the money as we done nothing wrong and declared everything we earned however it seems HMRC are both Judge and Jury and we really do not know where to go from here, any advice would be most welcome. Thanks in advance
  16. On Friday I received a threatening letter from Advantis regarding an unpaid water bill. 1. The bill was for the flat I left over 18 months ago. 2. The flat has been empty since then. 3. I was up to date when I moved (was moved, sheltered housing) and Thames water were informed. 4. My current water charges are paid for in the rent and so I don't have an account with Thames or any other company. I contacted Thames water and explained this and told them I had no intention of paying this and why. They told me to get the housing association to contact them with details of the pa
  17. Hi Guys, So I'll make it simple if I can. - Advantis sent a letter to me about a month ago requesting payment of £107 for an outstanding bill with Virgin Media that I had a couple of years ago. I ignored it. I thought I'd see what happens. - When they thought it was appropriate to call me at work in the middle of the day stating who they were to a colleague I thought enough is enough (like Barbra did). They told me via this phone call that they would send another letter. They did, this time with the threat: NOTICE OF INTENT TO COMMENCE DEBT COLLECTION ACTION. Scurry stuff I thi
  18. Hi, I was going through some old paperwork and I found the initial letter which Advantis sent to my new address about a year after I moved in... It read: Are they allowed to just give out my information i.e. full name, with middle names and previous address? If not, what'd you advise I do about it? I personally am really not happy that they're just firing out letters with my name and addresses on it without knowing where they go.
  19. 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
  20. All help / advice/ support / sympathy gratefully received. Apologies for the length etc. I'm new here, In Sept 2005, my friends and I moved into a shared flat. Being the organised one, I was in charge of bills. I rang up British Gas to sort out a gas account. As the flat had recently been converted from industrial units, we ended up being with BG Business, despite being residential occupants and pointing this out to them at length. This led to BG never quite getting our address correct on correspondence. Out of the blue, in about April 2007, I rec
  21. Last month I received a bill from Advantis Ltd. (collectors) on behalf of Thames Water (as stated in the bill letter). I was really surprised to get a bill for an apt. I left a year ago (and at the time of moving out from that flat we left deposit to the landlord to fulfill all the outstanding bills for water/electricity for the last month. On the actual bill, the date stated is the very same date of the end of the tenancy at previous flat. I called them up and the guy was extremely useless and annoying, I ran out of patience when he was repeatedly trying to "learn more
  22. Hi, a quick question on behalf of my parents. they get working tax, did and still do. However they was given overpayment in the past. They have been making repayments the last 5-6 months, they have a letter from IR, and payment slips to prove what the IR are happy with. But they've recently been getting these letters and calls off this group of jokers - Advantis. My advice was, leave them to it, with their threats of doorstep callers, and court action, as they have a recent enough letter from IR. But they don't want the worry. My mum called IR, who sai
  23. Hi All, I had a dispute with tmobile in november 2007. i received a letter from Lowell which i ignored and know have been told i will be contacted by Advantis. What can i do to get this monkey off my back?
  24. Hi everyone , I received this morning a letter from Advantis Credit Ltd regarding an outstanding bill for British Gas (the letter states ending 8/10/2009) .They are asking for almost £ 4 000 in debt . I have been separated from my husband for almost 2 years and we lived at that address when we were students .During our stay there all the bills were included in rent but we have left the property due to a landlord refusal to repair the property. At the beginning of this year after joining Equifax, I received a letters from various collection agencies telling me that
  25. Hello All, I have a debt with Anglian Water for £175.51 which has been handed to a debt collection company called Advantis who sent me a letter about it, [ATTACH=CONFIG]46977[/ATTACH] I initially just screwed the letter up and was about to bin it, when I stopped and thought I'd better deal with it and try to arrange a payment, so I e-mailed them. After a few days, I got a response back saying that they reject my offer of £15 per month, and I should fill in a statement of means including all of my expenses, which I've done. [ATTACH=CONFIG]46978[/ATTACH] I sent th
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