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    • OK thanks, I noted them down when I checked the report - 3 have already expired, although if I'm adding the 14 days on then it'll be another week or so for those. The others are; end of July (so into August is that right?), end of August (these two are the big ones) and a couple of grand on Shop Direct at the end of November but seeing as this furthest one is Lowell and they have already missed those first 3 then I feel pretty safe with that one. Are these DN dates on the credit report that dates I should be looking at +14 days when their anniversaries come up this year as the time when I can be sure the debts are SB?  I won't be rushing to send the SB letters anyway until the final one has passed and I can just do them in one fell swoop.
    • pdf's merged and properly named. thread title updated. word fine replaced by charge in post one....they are not fines mere speculative invoices. just type no need to keep hitting quote.   dx  
    • Nice work dx, much what I thought and glad to have it confirmed by the expert. Radio silence remains my game plan, I have been resident in Scotland since birth and although I had moved a couple of years prior to defaulting, all addresses were updated and I am confident all begging letters are coming to my current home address. I appreciate the info that they probably wouldn't get a claim in by Aug anyway - I think I'll hunt out my big box of badness in the next few days just to see if I can find any default notice letters so I can pin down some dates to satisfy my semi-OCD. Much obliged, and unlike some others i will look to update in the future as I certainly intend to send them the SB letter as I like to pull the chains of these types of cretins! Of course i'll be back to confirm the correct procedure if I get any "proper" legal letters other than the usual Overdales toilet paper type of scare tactic.  
    • statute barring in Scotland is 5yrs from last payment/use date or date of default Notice + 14 days, whichever is the later. dont confuse that with the 6yrs debts show on credit files (DN's 6th bday regardless to payment or not). they'd never get a claim raised by august in 99% of cases . as long all these debts were taken out whilst resident in scotland and you have not moved since taking them out but failed to inform the original creditor before the debt sale....... then stay radio silent until sb date is reached. then if you wish send our scottish sb letter. just remember unlike E&W in scotland debts are extinguished, dead , gone , parrot. once SB'd dx  
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Long story short

 

Partner had said card for about 7 years or so then we moved house having cleared the card it was cut up and thrown out.

 

We have today received a bill for £75 for 3 years of payment protection plan that we dont want.

 

She called up and they have after much arguing agreed to reduce it to £30 (very big of them) I have hit the roof we are incredibly hard up and £30 is a lot of money at the moment and I dont see why we should be blackmailed into buying something we dont want and have no use for.

 

Any ideas on this?

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if u dont have the card then u dont have to pay it as far as i know. Have you recieved any letters or statements, Except final statement, from them since disposing of the card?

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Thanks I will do so.

 

My partner called Top shop up they washed their hands of it and pointed her at the insurance company, she called them up and they said the £70 was for 3 years insurance that they take out at once (what a rip off) and that they would not refund it but that they would reduce it to £30 for one year as a gesture of goodwill.

 

Now I was thinking if they did this it would restart the policy as we have never had any documents and surely then we would be entitled to cancel it under the distance selling regs or if not we be due a cooling off period anyway would that work?

 

I am not sure what approach to take with it as it is a Top Shop store card but they are saying its not a debt owed to them you need to go to the insurance company which sounds really really dodgy to me :(

Up till last week we haven't heard a dicky bird from them, we moved in January and the card was cut up and the balance cleared a long long time before then

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I would contact the insurance company and inform them u are not paying as uyou dont have the card.

 

If you can i would also get some type of written confirmation from Top shop store card to say the debt is cleard and that you no longer have an account with them. they cant collect on a account which is not active.

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The trouble is the insurance company have already been paid from the top shop card and now the finance co wants that money paid.

 

The whole thing is a bloomin mess, the card protection thing is one of these cover all your cards policy so don't know if that changes anything but we STILL havent had any paperwork through even after speaking to them

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jsut tell me u dont want it and it was cancelled when u cancelled the top shop card.

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Apparently the paperwork came today so i'll have a look go thru it and see what happens either way its not getting paid so they can take us to court and see what it gets them

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what paperwork would that be?

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yep maybe it ould also be a good idea for u to cca the insurance company.

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