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  1. I paid for a TV license for many years by direct debit without actually ever watching TV. There was a short period when my ex lived here where she occasionally watched TV, but that was that. Haven't required a TV license for over 12 months, I cancelled my direct debit and wrote to the Licensing dept telling them I no longer required a license and would they refund me. N They refused to refund me without me giving them one of their reasons for cancelling (no longer needing one was not on the list). in the end I gave up - I think it was only a matter of £20 or so an
  2. Bogus Police and Trading Standards Officers in Kent READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bogus-police-and-trading-standards-officers-in-kent
  3. Hi, I have a letter delivered through letterbox by sheriff officers. I have c/tax arrears close to 5k during period wife was terminally ill. The letter is a CHARGE FOR PAYMENT OF MONEY from Stirling park. After wife passed away 3 years ago it has taken me that time to earn almost a full-time income at the minimum hourly rate. I also have a part-time self-employed income. My mortgage was in high arrears but I have been paying £50 extra to mortgage for the 3 years and paid every month, so arrears coming down. I wrote recently to Stirling Park offering £50 a month with a
  4. Just found out, my mum has been paying money every week to Halifax for years! She just told she she has been paying £10 a week for a Halifax credit card, and £10 a week for a Halifax overdraft! She told me, she has been paying £20 a week since my Father died 8 years ago. She said that, at first she ignored them but they kept adding charges to both the credit card and bank account and she was worried about being taken to court! I just told her to stop it but, she said "You have to pay the banks" and is worried that if she does not pay them, they will take her to court and lose the
  5. The Ministry of Justice has announced today that it will be outsourcing the collection of Magistrate courts fines currently done by almost 150 civil servants to the private sector. I have written on this forum since 2013 of the proposed plans which were abandoned approx 2 years ago. The vast majority of Magistrate Court fines are already enforced by the private sector (by Marston Holdings, Collectica Ltd, Swift and Excel Enforcement Ltd). A small proportion are also enforced by HM Courts & Tribunal Service Civilian Enforcement Agents. CEA's have the authority to search premises
  6. I have noticed that a firm of HCEOs seem to have added application costs in a writ of control to the debt. Then the application fee is added in their charges (charging twice). As it is already added to the debt, it then also adds to their later stage fees, which are based on a % of the debt. Could it be that most people dealing with them are struggling to manage the debts they have without perusing the details of these bills?
  7. Despite the new bailiff regulations having been in force for over 18 months, it is very worrying to see that a number of the 'Beat the Bailiff' Facebook pages continue to advise the public that if an enforcement agent is enforcing a judgment that has been transferred to the High Court, that the agent cannot charge VAT on bailiff fees. Such information is inaccurate and highly misleading. In April 2014 the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 were introduced and provide for statutory fees that can be charged by enforcement agents. In relation to county court judgments transferr
  8. Hi All, Forgive me if this is in the wrong place as I am not sure which one to post it to. Today my daughter found two enforcement officers in her house when she returned home. They told her that they had a court order to obtain £640. for old council tax bill that my daughter knew about and had told the council she would pay it off in instalments. They issued her with no papers of any kind and would not say anything when questioned about the court papers and would not show them or any other papers to show they had a right to enter the property. They would only say that they we
  9. Hi apologies if there has already been a thread like this, I'm just new to this site and do not know how to navigate it very well. Last year I was stopped by a ticket inspector on a southern rail train, i did have a valid ticket, however I didn't have a relevant discount card on me. I offered to pay was told I would receive a letter within a few weeks with the details of the fine and how to pay it . A month passed and I received nothing, at the time I was in the process of moving house . I have now moved address and had forgotten about the letter if I'm honest
  10. My son had a visit from two officers from TV licencing he did not have a licence in place and told them that he froze it back in September because he was going to Scotland which he did. He contacted them a few weeks back to reinstate the licence and was spoken to like a criminal, the guy was most unhelpful and demanded payment eventhough he asked for a payment card, he did not have any cash in the bank as he is on JSA. The guy was so rude my son put the phone down on him, being a hot headed person. Hence the visit, they asked for his reasons which he explained
  11. Are revenue protection officers legally entitled to check tickets and passes once the passenger has left the bus? I have seen this a few times but it has occurred to me that the pavement is not TfL property. On the last occasion the man claimed he had given his Oyster card to a friend on the bus so she could get home later on. I've no idea what the outcome was as I got off the bus to avoid being delayed. Thanks in advance to those replying.
  12. Hi All Just wondering if any one can help with a problem here goes: Apparently in 2009 i committed a traffic offence ( i was probably at work and the offence was probably made by my x husband) I apparently replied by post pleading guilty ( dont remember doing this either) in may 2010 i apparently called the courts and said i would pay in 2 weeks) during this time i was going through serious domestic issues( evidence from police etc), which required me to move house in Dec 2010 i changed licence etc over to my new address A couple of months ago i received a letter from police to pay this o
  13. The City of London police is to start sending undercover police into financial services firms to tackle financial crime. Speaking at a Financial Conduct Authority conference on financial crime in London today, City of London police chief superintendent Oliver Shaw said criminals need to know the police are “looking over their shoulder”. He said: “You will see increased covert surveillance on trading floors. We will be putting undercover officers into financial institutions. We will be tape recording, audio recording and possibly video recording their activities. They need to know we
  14. [Hi, can anyone tell me if sheriff officers (Scotland ) can retain your bank and work details after you pay off a debt ?. Thanks
  15. Hi i could use a little adviceif possible. Basically, last year i was fined for non payment of train fare through the court, i was issued something like £180 to pay having to pay a minimum of £5 a week with a payment card. I was paying £5 a week for a few months and paid a lot of it off, the thing is, due to lack of funds i had to stop paying for around 3 - 4 weeks. During this time i had lost my payment card, i had no paperwork regarding my fine so i had no idea of how to apply for another one or contact the courts regarding the debt. I presumed i would be given a notice or warning/reminder a
  16. SCHEDULE 3 FEES CHARGEABLE BY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS The fees chargeable by enforcement officers on execution of writs are as follows. Value Added Tax, if payable, may be added to the fees specified. A. Fees chargeable on execution of writs of fieri facias 1. Percentage of amount recovered For executing a writ of fieri facias, the following percentages of the amount recovered: (a) on the first £100 = 5 per cent (b) above £100 = 2.5 per cent 2. Mileage Mile
  17. Hello everybody, I've been looking through the various forums and very impressed with the help and advice given out. Now its my turn to ask for help/advice. I'm currently paying Alex M Adamson £70 per month for council tax arrears, which I've been doing for a few months without any problems. Recently the council sent me a demand for a benefit claw back which I couldn't pay and they passed this debit on to Adamson. Now Adamson have sent me a letter requesting that I supply them with my employer's details, home and mobile number, email as well as details of my income (wage slips).
  18. Hi Can a creditor send in the baliffs before a final judgement has been made
  19. Hi all, Some 10 - 12 years ago I was in a whole heap of bother but I have worked hard to clear my feet by doing repayment plans with DCAs and by settling some by offering a full and final settlement figure. My crdeit rating is still very poor according to Experian BUT I am getting there and have had 1 CCJ in the past which has now been off my file for 2 years Anyway the real point of this post The other night I was out as was my hubby and his pal was dog sitting, 2 guys came to door and said something along the lines of they were officers of the court and
  20. I'm in shock. I've got 4 letters from the Sheriff Officers today for council tax dating back years ago, saying that warrants have been granted against me and a former partner (letters addressed to both of us, we split 6 years ago) in the sheriff court. They are all for one address. For three of the years claimed we were not even living there, plus the council tax was included in what we paid our landlord (as far as I am aware - I wasn't party to the tenancy agreement) - we NEVER got a council tax bill the entire time we lived there an never since for that property. They have got ho
  21. Hi I have been paying off council tax debt for about 5 years through Scott and Co. In March I sent them a letter to give them my change of address and to inform them that because of the move my financial circumstances have changed and I would have to reduce my payments from £15 per month to £5 per month. (I am currently on Income support due to poor health and they know this when I had to reduce my payment plan from £50 to £15 a few years ago and because I just retold them) I received a letter from them on the 1st or 2nd of June (dated the 31st May) to say that I was in arrears and that
  22. Are there any laws or rules in place when it comes to protecting vulnerable people and the doorstep visits of the sheriff officers? Can you 'register' yourself as a vulnerable person somehow? Can you direct me to where I can read about this? If you can have an advocate to help you to fill out forms and assist you in important legal/official correspondence do you have any sense of entitlement when it comes to home visits? A pre warning for example or a 3rd party there to assist you or help you to discuss your case or situation? (I understand a pre warning might make some people scarper but
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