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Well it looks like someone's picked up the ball and is attempting to run with it again.

 

Now a company called GCB Limited have picked up the Media Cat claims and is taking up where ACS left off. Makes for the same kind of read as ACS's allegations. No new evidence, just a claim that your are being held responsible for copyright infringement.

 

All this before ACS get their day in court on the 17th January. It certainly starts another series of racing pulses and rising blood pressure as the anger begins to make the blood boil once more.

 

Just when you think these charlatans have reached bursting point - off we go again!:evil:

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"Now a company called GCB Limited have picked up the Media Cat "

 

 

there is no mention of GCB at all anywhere on the internet.

 

Does anyone know who they are?

they have increased the threat and included transcripts of apparently successful claims

 

Dont know about anyone else, but we are totally innocent and terrified

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They're old claims and the Barwinska case is an extremely poor example. Provided only as an excerpt from the BBC website and was an uncontested/undefended case. There's even some speculation whether the individual concerned even exists!

 

The other cases are similar. Either not contested or insufficiently successful to stand in anyway as a precedent against a defended case of an innocent party who has made no admission of guilt.

 

The big day for these cases comes on the 17th Jan. Then we'll see just how legitimate they are.

 

It's early days for GCB at this stage. But it looks like they aren't even a registered solicitor and as such aren't affected by the SRA, which may be all of the smoke and mirrors intended to further confuse, intimidate and harass.

 

The key phrase on the letter for me would be:

 

"If no payment is received or if the matter is not otherwise resolved to our client's satisfaction, the matter may ultimately be referred to solicitors for immediate issue of proceedings."

 

Which would imply that GCB Ltd are not solicitors and there are questions about if they are a law practice they can not be a limited company.

 

As ACS state GCB now have all the correspendance in regard to their allegations it's even debatable whether any further LOD is sent. No new evidence, all your correspondance, what more is there to say?

 

http://acsbore.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/acslaw-letters-issued-by-gcb-ltd/

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thanks for that, zoomboy

 

I know we aren't alone in this but it is really distressing having this hanging over you

 

very interesting point about GCB being a limited company.... i wonder who they really are ...

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GCB LIMITED

C/O MCLEAN REID 1

FORSTAL ROAD

AYLESFORD

KENT

ME20 7AU

Company No. 05687574

 

 

spacer.gifspacer.gifspacer.gifspacer.gifStatus: Active

Date of Incorporation: 25/01/2006

 

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Company Type: Private Limited Company

Nature of Business (SIC(03)):

6010 - Transport via railways

Accounting Reference Date: 31/01

Last Accounts Made Up To: 31/01/2010 (DORMANT)

Next Accounts Due: 31/10/2011

Last Return Made Up To: 25/01/2010

Next Return Due: 22/02/2011

Last Members List: 25/01/2010

Previous Names:No previous name information has been recorded over the last 20 years

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Transport via railways

 

Definitely something dodgy here

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Registration Number: Z7045915

Date Registered: 17 October 2002 Registration Expires: 16 October 2011

 

Data Controller: MCLEAN REID

 

Address:

1 FORSTAL ROAD

AYLESFORD

KENT

ME20 7AU

This register entry describes, in very general terms, the personal data being processed by:

MCLEAN REID

 

This register entry contains personal data held for 3 purpose(s)

Purpose 1

 

Staff Administration

Purpose Description:

Appointments or removals, pay, discipline, superannuation, work management or other personnel matters in relation to the staff of the data controller.

Data subjects are:

Staff including volunteers, agents, temporary and casual workers

Relatives, guardians and associates of the data subject

Data classes are:

Personal Details

Education and Training Details

Employment Details

Financial Details

Sources (S) and Disclosures (D)(1984 Act). Recipients (1998 Act):

Data subjects themselves

Relatives, guardians or other persons associated with the data subject

Financial organisations and advisers

Central Government

Transfers:

None outside the European Economic Area

Purpose 2

 

Accounts & Records

Purpose Description:

Keeping accounts related to any business or other activity carried on by the data controller, or deciding whether to accept any person as a customer or supplier, or keeping records of purchases, sales or other transactions for the purpose of ensuring that the requisite payments and deliveries are made or services provided by him or to him in respect of those transactions, or for the purpose of making financial or management forecasts to assist him in the conduct of any such business or activity

Data subjects are:

Customers and clients

Suppliers

Complainants, correspondents and enquirers

Data classes are:

Personal Details

Financial Details

Goods or Services Provided

Sources (S) and Disclosures (D)(1984 Act). Recipients (1998 Act):

Data subjects themselves

Business associates and other professional advisers

Employees and agents of the data controller

Suppliers, providers of goods or services

Financial organisations and advisers

Credit reference agencies

Debt collection and tracing agencies

Central Government

Transfers:

None outside the European Economic Area

Purpose 3

 

Accounting and Auditing

Purpose Description:

The provision of accounting and related services; the provision of an audit where such an audit is required by statute.

Data subjects are:

Customers and clients

Suppliers

Advisers, consultants and other professional experts

Data classes are:

Personal Details

Employment Details

Financial Details

Sources (S) and Disclosures (D)(1984 Act). Recipients (1998 Act):

Data subjects themselves

Business associates and other professional advisers

Employees and agents of the data controller

Financial organisations and advisers

Central Government

Ombudsmen and regulatory authorities

Transfers:

None outside the European Economic Area

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Company Details

 

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Name & Registered Office:

MEDIA C.A.T. LTD

c/o GATEWAY PARTNERS

43 WHITFIELD STREET

LONDON

ENGLAND

W1T 4HD

Company No. 04426555

 

 

spacer.gifspacer.gifspacer.gifspacer.gifStatus: Active

Date of Incorporation: 29/04/2002

 

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Company Type: Private Limited Company

Nature of Business (SIC(03)):

9234 - Other entertainment activities

Accounting Reference Date: 30/04

Last Accounts Made Up To: 30/04/2010 (TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL)

Next Accounts Due: 31/01/2012

Last Return Made Up To: 29/04/2010

Next Return Due: 27/05/2011

Last Members List: 29/04/2010

Previous Names:No previous name information has been recorded over the last 20 years.

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interesting again....

mclean reid are chartered accountants.

i wonder how they fit into this mess.

why would a "reputable" firm of chartered accountants want to associate with ACS

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This is a bunch of accountancy companies working as shells - highly suspicious and almost certainly because their activities are either stretching reality in terms of Tax or the Law!

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The hobson arditti is the interesting link. Apparently registered as a one man band. My guess would be try to fleece more cash from threats, but distanced from any repercussions the SRA would inflict.

 

At this stage I'm inclined to ignore it until further evidence of the legitimacy of the business is established. So far they don't appear to be able to act in such a manner as to make a claim nor recover any debt.

 

So far I'm happy to wait and in light of any requirement on my part I will simply refer them to the previous LOD(s), which they acknowledge as being passed to them by their own inclusion of ACS's letter.

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Perhaps a complaint to companies house re the incorrect filing of business type by GCB.

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NOTICE

 

MCLEAN REID HAVE NO CONNECTION WHATSOEVER WITH ACS LAW.

 

GCB LTD was formed by us and appears to be being misused by some third party!

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NOTICE

 

MCLEAN REID HAVE NO CONNECTION WHATSOEVER WITH ACS LAW.

 

GCB LTD was formed by us and appears to be being misused by some third party!

 

Please explain this a little more for the benefit of forum members.


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NOTICE

 

MCLEAN REID HAVE NO CONNECTION WHATSOEVER WITH ACS LAW.

 

GCB LTD was formed by us and appears to be being misused by some third party!

 

Huh ?. Could you elaborate ?

 

Andy

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The GCB letter is the usual rubbish, you dont have to respond to them informing them of anything nor can you be held accountable for what other people do on a unsecured network and nor can they claim that a 'template' letter is invalid, I have no doubt that the letter from GCB itself is a template too !

 

I guess there is a reason for this transfer from ACS to GCB and no doubt it is something dodgy.

 

Why would a solicior transfer proceedings to another 3rd party who arn't solicitors themselves, it all smells rather fishy. I cant see how it changes anything though, don't pay up, let ACS/GCB chase you through the courts (which is doubtful they would), and as mentioned above why the threat of referring the case to solicitors ?...it already was with solicitors (ACS) but they transfered it on !

 

As Andrew himself has already stated its all or nothing with this, and if it fails, he loses everything so no wonder he is desperatly hanging on.

 

The fact they have 're-printed' a BBC News report about a case is also suspicious, they should (or ACS should) have easy access to previous court decisions. In the Polydor case it is worth noting the Defendant admitted his guilt but also that the last paragraph shows that he would be able to arrange payments (after two months) and that the judge stated it was no to be used as an example to others (we have no details of what amount (if any) was actually paid).

 

I also like the way that they themselves my have breached copyright by re-printed BBC articles (apparently) without permission, perhaps someone should drop the BBC a line ?

 

Andy

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There is some information about the Polydor case in the Consumer Focus response relating to a consultation about the Patent County Court.

 

Google for "consumer focus response patent county court"

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GCB Ltd was a dormant company formed by us at the request of a client, we were the registered office for convenience. Our client thought he was helping out an 'associate' of his by allowing that 'associate' to use this dormant company for a business venture (which we knew nothing about). Neither we, nor our client, knew it was going to be used for this purpose. We only discovered this yesterday (13th January) and accordingly advised our client, who also wants to remove his association from this company.

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Who's US Are you GCB ltd of that address?

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No, we are McLean Reid

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OK...I'll report this to companies house right now because it sounds like abuse of the Companies Act 2006 for which directors can be fined or imprisoned. As a director, I can tell you, there is NO legitimate reason why you would "Lend" your company to a buddy for a "Venture" lol.

 

I would love to hear the explanation as to how this is not a fiddle!

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If you want more explanation on how GCB Ltd's name has been used, take a look on slyck.

 

Appears someone allegedly connected with GCB who has allegedly had previous dealings with ACS Law has allowed the GCB Ltd company name to be used on letters.

 

A bit odd that someone allegedly connected to ACS Law allows a dormant company name to be added to a letter, to invoice for these alleged copyright breaches and sets up a temporary office to enable collection of any monies that are paid. Is this legal ?

 

Then there is the issue of adding the accountants name/address to the bottom of the invoice letters, when they appear to not know anything about this. Perhaps time to consider whether they wish to continue a business relationship ?

Edited by unclebulgaria67

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No, we are McLean Reid

 

You appear to have been stitched up if the information on the various forums is correct. Perhaps legal advice required ?


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CHAMPION FINANCIAL ADVISORS LIMITED

1 FORSTAL ROAD

AYLESFORD

KENT

ME20 7AU

Company No. 03880764

 

 

spacer.gifspacer.gifspacer.gifspacer.gifStatus: Active

Date of Incorporation: 22/11/1999

 

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Company Type: Private Limited Company

Nature of Business (SIC(03)):

6523 - Other financial intermediation

Accounting Reference Date: 31/03

Last Accounts Made Up To: 31/03/2010 (TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL)

Next Accounts Due: 31/12/2011

Last Return Made Up To: 11/11/2010

Next Return Due: 09/12/2011

Last Members List: 11/11/2010

Previous Names:Date of changePrevious Name15/12/1999PIXTON TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED28/05/2003PIXTON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED19/10/2005RESULT SYSTEMS LIMITED

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