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Hello,

I would really appreciate some advice on what to do about a letter received yesterday from Turnbull Rutherford regarding a Barclaycard debt which goes back to 2005.

 

A few months ago they started with the phonecalls hassling both me, my family and they even rang my boss and asked him for my current address! I had googled them and learnt of their unsavoury practices and so decided against giving them any information. I did not confirm that the debt was mine, nor did I give them my address. They had found my place of work somehow, and now they are writing to me at my new address. I am not on the electoral role that is available to the public, so in the first instance I am concerned about where and how they got my address? Can anyone advise me on this, and whether it is legal practise?

 

The debt is showing as a default on 08/12/2005, therefore 6-years on 8th December. Their letter states that their date of assignment was in June 2006, so why have they waited until 2011 to make contact with me?

 

They have increased the original debt of £3619 to £5972 and I have no idea what to do? I was ill at the time of the default and spending time in hospital, which I advised Barclays of at the time. At no time did Barclaycard chase me. Now I allegedly have until 23rd November to respond or they are threatening court action. They say if I respond in time, no further action will be taken. As this is only 16-days before my debt become 6-years old, I am confused about the legalities of this?

 

Is this something I have to worry about? Is responding to them in my best interests at this time?

 

Thank you in advance for any advice!

 

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When was the last payment made on this account? Irrespective of the default date, you start counting the statute barred time from the first missed payment.

 

Many DCAs will argue that limitation accrues from the time when the "default notice" is issued. It does not. Simple as that.

 

Limitation clock starts ticking from when the payment is due and not paid not when they send a default notice.

 

We see often that CRA entries will date 5 or 6 months ahead of when the payment was missed.

 

People need to be sure that they aren’t being hoodwinked and that the DCA is extending limitation so they can sue when they are not allowed to.

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

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are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

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have you confirmed with Barclaycard the last payment date as the stat barred date will be from then not default date.if you are in Scotland it is 5 yearsContact number for Barclaycard is 0844 556 0066.

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Hi - ring Barclaycard and get that last payment date, also who they sold this to and exactly when (see if this is the same as what TR have told you). The last payment should be some time before the default was recorded so this could very well be SB already. If it is - you can write to TR and tell them this. Also, nice new complaint to OFT http://www.oft.gov.uk/contactus for the attention of Polly Ashford.

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lIf you are certain that you know of no recent payments, letter to send -- http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/content.php?408-Letter-sent-when-debt-is-statute-barred. The debt will still exist but they will not not be able to pursue it. Presume you are not in Scotland (different letter)

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