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Hi Im also not sure how to start threads and have a similar situation, so apologies.

 

I now live abroad and have just received a quite threatening letter from a previous employer. I worked for in 2007 for 9 months in the UK. It was an invoice stating overpayment of 5000GBP and I had 30 days to repay or they would refer to a debt collector. I have therefore emailed them asking for more evidence and an explanation. They say it was a mistake of their payroll and they have been trying to find me since this time and been unsuccessful until now. I may have the wage slips somewhere back in the UK in storage, maybe? however I definitely do not recall a big lump sum being given to me.

Unfortunately 5 years has only passed since there mistake. Just wondering if anyone has any legal advice on where I stand? Will I have to pay this back? Living abroad how does it work if they passed this to a debt collecter. I do plan to return to the UK next year.

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see my sig below on how to start a new thread

 

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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

and they

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

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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Just to add, given where you are now hell will freeze before they could take any enforcement action against you even if it weren't Statute Barred. There are no reciprocal agreements between the UK and there. ;)

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You have done the right thing asking them for proof of the overpayment.

 

If you are planning to return to the UK to work, be careful, just in case you need a reference from that employer. To my knowledge they are not legally allowed to mention such an issue in a reference and have to stick to certain standard information. But you might want to check on this, by checking with someone who deals with HR/employment law issues.

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Thankyou for the information unclebulgaria67. I would not need a reference from them and don't plan on working in that industry again.

 

Cerberusalert, thanks for help with the thread etc but interested to know how you know where I am in the world?! I am still in EAst Africa but the letter was sent to an old address here and all they have now is my email address. So would a debt collector really take this on? Would this affect me if I moved back to the UK and started working in a different industry?

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Cerberusalert, thanks for help with the thread etc but interested to know how you know where I am in the world?!
As a member of the site team I can see your IP address which tells me where abouts you are.

So would a debt collector really take this on?
Some might but if they've bought it they would only have paid around 7 to 15% of it's value and then they would try to collect hoping that you would be naive enough to pay it.
Would this affect me if I moved back to the UK and started working in a different industry?
As long as you don't make a payment or acknowledge the debt it becomes Statute barred after six years (five in Scotland) and they cannot take any enforcement action.

 

all they have now is my email address
That's good, do not give them any contact details and ignore them. As I said, because of where you are there is absolutely nothing they can do. ;)

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