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  1. Hi folks, relatively new here & this is my first post - not sure what direction to take. Got a Cap1 card in 2008 and all went well for a while. Late 2012/early 2013 my work took a downturn & money became very tight. Got in touch with Cap1 & agreed reduced payments. By mid 2013, I got a job offer, wrote to Cap1 to tell them the good news and telling them that I was due to start work soon (I had been keeping them up to date each month when I sent payment). Cap1 responded by issuing a default - net result, job offer withdrawn (it was in the financial industry). One thing led to another, next thing I started getting calls etc from Fredricksons. Sent a CCA letter & advised that all communication must be in writing etc. Case was bounced back to Cap1 & Fredericksons disappeared never to return. I finally got a letter back from Cap1, I had applied online & they sent me a print out of the agreement with my name typed in where the signature should be. They stated that they would not enter into further correspondence regarding copies etc as they had complied with S78. Everything then went quiet, no contact from anyone, no indication of who I should pay, when or how much - nothing!! The end of this week, I have received the opening letter from Lowells Portfolio, they have bought the debt (£4054) & I should contact them to arrange payment etc. At this stage, my financial position still has not recovered, I am working but on a zero hours basis and am receiving tax credits & housing benefits, some of my priority bills are also still a little behind. To date, I have not sent a SAR letter to either Cap1 or Lowell, I'm not even sure if that is the way to go. Has anyone got any suggestions how I can cut Lowells short before it gets too heavy, I am not afraid of fighting and getting down and dirty if necessary but I could do with concentrating on work at the moment as I have a chance of a regular full time position. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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