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I have had a letter from the above people . I emailed them basically sayith that I wanted proof that I owe th emoney that they are asking for. I also sent them a letter to them and the original company that sent a similar letter called Zinc Collections. I have never called them as I dont want the harrasment. I have now received an email back saying "Due to Data Protection guidelines we require you to contact the office

to confirm your personal details, in order for us to deal with your query.

Do I have to call them or is the letter sufficient ?

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email them saying that they can send the relevant proof to the address that they wrote to previously.

say you are not willing to give them your personal details as they may be used fraudulently.

say that if you dont receive the proof within 7 days it will taken that they wrote to you in error and that you dont owe them anything and that that will be the end of the matter

 

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Send this letter

Name/Address:

Date:

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

You have contacted me/us regarding the account with the above reference number, which you claim is owed by myself/ourselves.

 

I/we would point out that I/we have no knowledge of any such debt being owed to (insert company name).

 

I am/we are familiar with the CPUTR 2008 and the Office of Fair Trading's Guidance on debt collection, which states that it unfair to send demands for payment to an individual when it is uncertain that they are the debtor in question.

 

I/we would also point out that the OFT say under the Guidance that it is unfair to pursue third parties for payment when they are not liable. AND in not ceasing collection activity whilst investigating a reasonably queried or disputed debt you are using deceptive/and or unfair methods.

 

Furthermore ignoring and/or disregarding claims that debts have been settled or are disputed and continuing to make unjustified demands for payment amounts to physical/psychological harassment.

 

I/we would ask that no further contact be made concerning the above account unless you can provide evidence as to my/our liability for the debt in question.

 

I/we await your written confirmation that this matter is now closed. Otherwise I will have no option but to make a complaint to Trading Standards and also inform the Office Of Fair Trading of your actions.

 

I/we look forward to your reply.

 

Yours faithfully

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Hi

 

I have had a letter from the above people . I emailed them basically sayith that I wanted proof that I owe th emoney that they are asking for. I also sent them a letter to them and the original company that sent a similar letter called Zinc Collections. I have never called them as I dont want the harrasment. I have now received an email back saying "Due to Data Protection guidelines we require you to contact the office

to confirm your personal details, in order for us to deal with your query.

Do I have to call them or is the letter sufficient ?

 

If you contact them they will INSIST on having your telephone number and then you will be subject to endless TEXT messages to remind you to pay.

I would sugest that you WRITE to the company using the template above.

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