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I sent Lowlife-Rednecks a Statute Barred letter 2 weeks ago and received the standard letter back saying that, we are currently looking int your enquiry blah, blah, blah we are unable to say how long this will take blah, blah,blah.we can gaurantee your enquiry is being dealt with and dont write to us again. The problem now is Muck Hell are now bombarding me with phone calls night and day on both landline and mobile for the same debt. What do I do now? Thank you in advance, all help appreciated

 

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Make a complaint to your local trading standards & the OFT with regards to their harassment and threats, they are in clear breach of OFT guidelines & CPUT ;

 

 

http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/business_leaflets/consumer_credit/DebtCollectionComplaintForm.DOC

 

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The Office of Fair Trading: Debt collection practices

 

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Many thanks, last acknowledged in 2001 and was statute barred in 2006 as I live in Scotland and the stat of limitations is 5 years, thought after sending letter that would be it, should have known better Eh!!!!

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Muck Hell just called again, 4th time today. Spoke to them (I know) and they say they will keep on calling until I pay up as they are only chasing what is their money at which point I just hung up or I would have said a lot of things I might have regreted. Is there anything I can do other than changing all my phone numbers and going ex directory? :mad::mad::mad:

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MH are already under warning from the OFT for trying to pursue Statute Barred debts.


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Send them the statute barred letter (by recorded delivery) and keep a copy of the letter and signature receipt from royalmail website. Then report them to Ayrshire Trading Standards for trying to collect a statute barred debt (they know MH very well!).


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Already sent statute barred letter to Lowlife-Rednecks, do I need to send it to all DCA's who the debt is passed on to?

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As Ell-enn said contact East Ayrshire Trading Standards & complain about MH;

Trading Standards Service

Tel: 01563 521502

Fax: 01563 554379

Email: trading.standards@east-ayrshire.gov.uk


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Just fired off an email to Trading Standards in Ayr:D

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Four more calls today from Muck Hell, didn't answer security questions, didn't half p*%$ them off :)

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No doubt their nursery will be in a mess again with all the toys they've thrown around. :rolleyes:


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:lol::lol::lol:Yeh, could here the dummy being spat out and hitting the floor:lol::lol::lol:

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Only 2 calls today, they must be getting fed up:D

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