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Hi there,

 

I received a letter last Thursday from Civil Investigations, saying they were trying to trace someone with my maiden name. I've only been married a year but changed my name on everything at the time, so I Googled them and saw plenty here and on Moneysavingexpert.com to make me simply ignore it.

 

Today I've had a letter from Inter-Credit International, who I note are the parent company, and it's the classic 'Debt Recovery Notice' I've seen in other posts. It doesn't state what the debt is FOR, merely give my car registration number and says the DVLA are preparing a claim against me as I've ignored all previous communication (The DVLA have never sent me a letter, called me, anything).

 

These letters seem to be most often used in SORN cases, and I think I know what this is about. 3 years ago we moved house and my car tax was due a couple of days after our move date. I'd already updated the address on my insurance but I hadn't changed my Registered Keepers doc - so when I went to the Post Office to tax it they wouldn't, saying the address had to be consistent on the documents. I was really concerned my car wouldn't be taxed in the intervening period but they said to update my VC5 and then they could tax it. Alternatively I could drive my untaxed car(!!!!) to a local DVLA office (~ 25 miles away in the middle of a major motorway network) to discuss it with them to see if they'd tax my car with the documents as was.

 

I duly posted off my VC5 to get the address changed; got it back from the DVLA and taxed my car. This process probably did take 6-7 weeks in all, but I've never had any communication from the DVLA to tell me there was a penalty due. They can't say I hadn't updated my address with them to enable them to do so - the length of time it took to do that was why my car wasn't taxed.

 

So - what's my best course of action? I'd ring the DVLA, but judging by the mass of forum posts they probably won't speak to me about it.

 

Thanks,

 

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Quick update - since I last posted I've had yet another letter from Inter-Credit International this time saying that it refers to me owning the vehicle in August 2010 (at which point it was definitely taxed). I finally got through to the DVLA on the phone (that's a mission in itself!) and the person I spoke to said 'my file has been passed to a recovery office in Glasgow' but they can't tell me why. To query it I have to write to them.

 

I'm happy to do so, but what should I do about Inter-Credit International? I haven't acknowledged any of their communication yet, but I don't really fancy getting yet more threatening letters while I wait for the DVLA to process my query, respond, etc.

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DO you have proof to counter what they are contacting you about? If so, simply send the prove it letter. If they try and come back with "proof", just send copies of what you have, tell them it was taxed and to sod off.

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Ok. if you dont know, then you have 2 options.

 

1. Ignore it until something of substance comes through

 

2. Send them the prove it letter http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/content.php?428-General-debt-letter-if-you-know-nothing-of-the-debt

Any advice i give is my own and is based solely on personal experience. If in any doubt about a situation , please contact a certified legal representative or debt counsellor..

 

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I never understand how it is legal for a company to send out a letter stating an amount is owed when they have not detailed what the fine was for.

I have received a letter and rather annoyingly it states 'As you have ignored all previous letters, the DVLA is currently preparing a claim against you as the registered keeper of an unlicensed vehicle' -one I don't own the vehicle and haven't since about 2008 and two this is the first letter I have received. :(

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Can you create a new thread becky and give as much detail as you can, including any companies involved? We can then give you advise without it getting lost in another topic.

Any advice i give is my own and is based solely on personal experience. If in any doubt about a situation , please contact a certified legal representative or debt counsellor..

 

 

If my advice helps you, click the star icon at the bottom of my post and feel free to say thanks

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