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Just read that again and consider that IMHO the selling of our data

gleaned from OUR credit files is an unfair business practice, going to print that out and send with my submission to

my MP.


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Yes I am sure they have been taken to task on this many times since 2006.We have had 2 or 3 big cases documented on the site where individuals have taken on CRAs in the Courts.

Experian think they are too big to be challenged.


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Lets all that the whole thing of government depts. using CRA's goes pear shaped.


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Seems damned if you do damned if you dont.

 

I had to get my credit file to fight unlawful charges yesterday and check my default notices. Today I have had 4 calls from utility companies offering different things. Never had any such calls before. Also texts from lowell . they have only been able to contact me by letter before. How do they get away with this

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they dont

any com can have a flag on your details that lets them know you have been to your cra and changed things

 

dunno about the marketing calls

if you've just signed up

youhave to tick a box to say no to 'special offers'

 

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The DCA's Cannot sell or pass on your details other than to the companies who are providing

the information, the CRA's don,'t gather the information it is supplied to them


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What they do though is offer Target lists.Read this it is quite interesting.

They admit that opt outs can be a problem,but appear to boast that they can offer some kind of gap fill.

 

http://www.callcredit.co.uk/products-and-services/consumer-marketing-data-and-segmentation/core?gclid=COi_v5_566kCFcce4Qodvg8mVg


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It is interesting Martin, as I use all the CRA's for work had a look at some sample ''listings''

on the address list it is basically a phone book disc, the other note a household that has perhaps

had insurance quotations etc .

 

All of seems to be no more than any marketing agency in house out would have on file.

BUT I STILL DON'T LIKE IT:!:


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I was looking at their stats on individual areas,which show % of people who have chosen to opt out.

I think if more people were actually aware of what was happening here,the opt out figures would be much greater.

These days,there is also more of a call to be giving out emails and mobile numbers,in everyday situations,whether this be making a purchase online,or a simple enquiry.

Many people,tired of getting spam emails,or unwanted sales calls,end up changing numbers and using multiple email accounts,but no one should be having to do this.


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The crux of the matter is I think that a very great deal of the time the public are not

made aware that they can opt out ,or the option to do do so is small and or hidden away,

there needs to be greater transparency.

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Can't believe it's coincidence. I request Credit Report from xperian then this happens.Lived here nearly 18 months. NEVER had one phone call from anyone trying to sell me anything and NEVER had any junk mail in my name. After less than a week the poor postman is on the floor carrying my junk mail. lol Any one else had this happen ??/

 

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Yes this demonstrates what we are talking about.

Brig will know I commented on another thread,this relates to people who try to clean up their credit files and settle on debt,or else maybe one of their entries falls off after the SB.

It seems that the CRAs then notify any other lenders or assignees of defaulted accounts listed on the CRF that the subject may now be in a position to pay more,or else start to pay.

This is absurd and blows out of the water,any message the CRA might want you to digest from them,that they can help you to improve your credit score.....well of course they can-by ensuring any creditors are advised of your current status.

With this sort of arrangement going on,they have a lot to answer for.


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Obviously they are all in bed together Martin !!

 

 

 

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Hmmm So Mr Joe Bloggs like you or I can bury their head in the sands because they are scared by DCA's into believing they owe money.

 

When infact, many don't owe anything. The aledged debt is , in many cases, nothing but unlawfull charges.

 

 

Then when we decide to eventually take a stance and sort things out , we are told to first get a credit report.

 

The CRA's then make the situation even worse by letting anyone else know they can send letters to get unlawful charges tooo and put more pressure on !!!! SSSSSSSSSO Joe Bloggs thinks it is unsurmountable .......and caves in.!!!! Hmmm. (Sorry for spellings)

Just feel so strongly about this. It is soooooo wrong .

 

 

Only in England

 

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Yes you got it in 1.

 

There have been some successes from people challenging adverse credit markers which were due to charges.

This happened with bank charges until the Supreme Court ruled in the banks favour a couple of years back.

But credit card defaults and others are still open to challenge.

Some additional Consumer regs and a revision of the banking codes may also give cause to challenge not only the actual reporting,but also any unfair business practices which led up to that.

There is still scope to beat them then,but it is often an arduous task.


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re cra defaults, see for eg

s159 consumer credit act (as amended)

[ATTACH=CONFIG]30804[/ATTACH]

[ATTACH]30805[/ATTACH]

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s159 could, indeed, prove quite useful! depending on the circumstances!


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I might be sounding cynical but I love the comment in the 'guidance on defaults' where unresolved disputes mean difficult decisions are to be made. Ahem, I've never yet seen a creditor issuing a default notice with one iota of concern for the (alleged) defaulter whatsoever. They happily will take your money and default you because, dependant on their own 'points' system the notice will just 'click in'.

 

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I might be sounding cynical but I love the comment in the 'guidance on defaults' where unresolved disputes mean difficult decisions are to be made. Ahem, I've never yet seen a creditor issuing a default notice with one iota of concern for the (alleged) defaulter whatsoever. They happily will take your money and default you because, dependant on their own 'points' system the notice will just 'click in'.

 

Michael

 

Surely a default notice is issued by the creditor to give the

debtor an opportunity to rectify the dispute and not incur

any further charges or penaties.


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Surely a default notice is issued by the creditor to give the

debtor an opportunity to rectify the dispute and not incur

any further charges or penaties.

 

Well I guess they will still accept your payments (:whoo:) however for 6 years that default is around your neck wheather or not you pay the debt off. A potential creditor does not look at the word 'satisfied' but 'default' and as one sees on a CRA file it's in red, it is to someone who searches.

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Well I guess they will still accept your payments (:whoo:) however for 6 years that default is around your neck wheather or not you pay the debt off. A potential creditor does not look at the word 'satisfied' but 'default' and as one sees on a CRA file it's in red, it is to someone who searches.

Michael

 

Well if you fail to rectify the default, what do you expect, rectify the arrears then no default entry.


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Well if you fail to rectify the default, what do you expect, rectify the arrears then no default entry.

 

I'm sorry but the default will remain even if you clear the debt. The entry might well say 'satisfied' however the default stays (and shows as such) for the 6 years and any potential creditor will see it.

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I'm sorry but the default will remain even if you clear the debt. The entry might well say 'satisfied' however the default stays (and shows as such) for the 6 years and any potential creditor will see it.

Michael

I see you are confused if you receive a default notice and rectify

the default within the time scale allowed there will be no default

to record.


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