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    • I came across this discussion recently and just wanted to give my experience of A Shade Greener that may help others regarding their boiler finance agreement.
       
      We had a 10yr  finance contract for a boiler fitted July 2015.
       
      After a summer of discontent with ASG I discovered that if you have paid HALF the agreement or more you can legally return the boiler to them at no cost to yourself. I've just returned mine the feeling is liberating.
       
      It all started mid summer during lockdown when they refused to service our boiler because we didn't have a loft ladder or flooring installed despite the fact AS installed the boiler. and had previosuly serviced it without issue for 4yrs. After consulting with an independent installer I was informed that if this was the case then ASG had breached building regulations,  this was duly reported to Gas Safe to investigate and even then ASG refused to accept blame and repeatedly said it was my problem. Anyway Gas Safe found them in breach of building regs and a compromise was reached.
       
      A month later and ASG attended to service our boiler but in the process left the boiler unusuable as it kept losing pressure not to mention they had damaged the filling loop in the process which they said was my responsibilty not theres and would charge me to repair, so generous of them! Soon after reporting the fault I got a letter stating it was time we arranged a powerflush on our heating system which they make you do after 5 years even though there's nothing in the contract that states this. Coincidence?
       
      After a few heated exchanges with ASG (pardon the pun) I decided to pull the plug and cancel our agreement.
       
      The boiler was removed and replaced by a reputable installer,  and the old boiler was returned to ASG thus ending our contract with them. What's mad is I saved in excess of £1000 in the long run and got a new boiler with a brand new 12yr warranty. 
       
      You only have to look at TrustPilot to get an idea of what this company is like.
       
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    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
       
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
       
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
       
      If circumstances have got to the point where you are finding it unmanageable you must ask yourself why you feel the need to pay.  I guarantee you that these companies have built bad debt into their business model and no one over there is losing any sleep over your debt to them!  They will see you as a victim and cash cow and they will be reluctant to discuss final offers, only ways to keep you paying with threats of court action or seizing your assets if you have any.
       
      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
       
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
       
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
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i have had some phone calls and some silent ones! from a company called "vanquis" for someone who doesnt live at my address,got so fed up telling them,have now bought a rape alarm,thats what they got the last time they rang! anyone heard how loud they are ! hehehehe

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i have had some phone calls and some silent ones! from a company called "vanquis" for someone who doesnt live at my address,got so fed up telling them,have now bought a rape alarm,thats what they got the last time they rang! anyone heard how loud they are ! hehehehe

 

 

LOL thats good.

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In a vein attempt to brighted up the place l have decided to update all on my underwear.

 

I have failed t put any on due to not getting dressed.

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Please remember the only stupid question is the one you dont ask so dont worry about asking the stupid questions.

 

Essex girl in pc world looking 4 curtains 4 her pc,the assistant says u dont need curtains 4 a computer!!Essex girl says,''HELLOOO!! i,ve got WINDOWS!!'.

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Some cheeky little pictures of staff at the Lewis office in Cleckheaton...

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/debt-collection-industry/245609-lewis-group-cohens.html#post2747503

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Here's the challenge then - who can find more Facebook pages for the Debt Collecting companies of this country ?

 

For a starter...

Hull & East Yorkshire Debt Recovery Ltd | Facebook

 

I wonder who's idea this one was - http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Debt-Recovery-Services-You-not-now-or-ever-getting-my-money/244816027932

 

Some interesting comments on an American one - NCS Plus Inc. Debt Collection, Recovery and Cash Management | Facebook - "... Accounts are 10% less recoverable 4 each month they remain delinquent..." - so before a year is out, they write them off! Is Bryan or Howard reading this ?

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i have had some phone calls and some silent ones! from a company called "vanquis" for someone who doesnt live at my address,got so fed up telling them,have now bought a rape alarm,thats what they got the last time they rang! anyone heard how loud they are ! hehehehe

 

 

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DCA **** on Facebook? I have no problems finding them............

 

 

1st Credit

 

Login | Facebook

 

IQor

 

Login | Facebook

 

Intrum Justitia

 

Login | Facebook

 

Link financial

 

EX Link Financial Staff | Facebook

 

Aktiv Kapital

 

Login | Facebook

 

Eversheds

 

Login | Facebook

 

The wall on each group makes for interesting reading. Seems like most of the staff hated wotrkng there for a number of reasons. Serves them right for not getting a real job in the first place.

These are video links to show how I deal with Debt Collectors.

 

Fly fishing for C.A.R.S

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zPtzK8FqE6k&feature=related

 

Frederickson International don't accept my card type

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZBULlWW6Q&feature=related

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WOW! Eversheds are really scary solicitors...

 

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(That's linked form their Facebook page Eversheds LLP | Facebook to Birmingham Charity Calendar - a set on Flickr)

 

I fear the calendar girls have been heavily Photoshopped, they can't afford more than one brolly, surely ?

 

If you do get a call from this lot, tell 'em to go jump...

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I recently sent Paragon a letter, 3 letters infact. First letter was the letter in regards to the current "alleged" debt they hold for me.

Second letter was suggesting different phone companies they could use, detailing competitive buisness rates so that they wouldnt have to charge £20 per phonecall if they manged to contact me, what ever that means.

and the 3rd letter was detailing the complaint procedure to royal mail, which went along the lines of "Please find enclosed the complaints procedure for royalmail as i think they may be over charging you,£10 per every letter is pretty effing excessive"

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One of the quotes on Matt Weeks’ (one of the employees) page.

“Trace clever people who manage to escape debt. Sit bored out of your mind 24/7 praying for the weekend to come - its a load of w**k!”

Wonder if his employers have seen that.

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I recently sent Paragon a letter, 3 letters infact. First letter was the letter in regards to the current "alleged" debt they hold for me.

Second letter was suggesting different phone companies they could use, detailing competitive buisness rates so that they wouldnt have to charge £20 per phonecall if they manged to contact me, what ever that means.

and the 3rd letter was detailing the complaint procedure to royal mail, which went along the lines of "Please find enclosed the complaints procedure for royalmail as i think they may be over charging you,£10 per every letter is pretty effing excessive"

 

 

Oh l ove this. Might well be borrowing it as and when l need to.

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One of the quotes on Matt Weeks’ (one of the employees) page.

“Trace clever people who manage to escape debt. Sit bored out of your mind 24/7 praying for the weekend to come - its a load of w**k!”

Wonder if his employers have seen that.

 

LMFAO:D. Hilarious...Our Matt will now be praying the weekend doesn't end. Monday morning might be a little bit difficult for him.

 

And I expect 'redundancy' may well be high on the agenda.

Keep the faith. EiE.

 

Capstone Mortgage 'Services' - Sub-prime garbage - unlawful behaviour/MULTIPLE consumer abuse, TOTALLY in Defiance of REGULATIONS and the law

 

http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/gmac_rfc.pdf

 

CONTACT CIB Here

 

http://www.insolvency.gov.uk/Complaintformcib.Htm

 

Kevin Hughes(Compliance Manager-main) @ 02920 380 633

 

Lee Jenkins(prosecuting Amany Attia) 02920 380 643

 

Mark Youde(accounts compliance) 02920 380 955

 

Charlotte Allan @ 0207 596 6108 investigating all the Lehman lenders

 

Jeremy Pilcher 0207 637 6231

 

NO KAGGA LEFT BEHIND...

 

"We would not seek a battle, as we are; Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it"

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LMFAO:D. Hilarious...Our Matt will now be praying the weekend doesn't end. Monday morning might be a little bit difficult for him.

 

And I expect 'redundancy' may well be high on the agenda.

 

I take it you "accidentally" let his employers know what he said about his job? And if not, why not? :D

These are video links to show how I deal with Debt Collectors.

 

Fly fishing for C.A.R.S

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zPtzK8FqE6k&feature=related

 

Frederickson International don't accept my card type

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZBULlWW6Q&feature=related

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I love the comment on the 1st credit group where someone posted that they're glad they left because they were sick of getting death threats. :D

These are video links to show how I deal with Debt Collectors.

 

Fly fishing for C.A.R.S

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zPtzK8FqE6k&feature=related

 

Frederickson International don't accept my card type

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZBULlWW6Q&feature=related

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