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I have been pursued by Advantis since November for an over payment of a grant to the sum of £11,600.00!!!

 

This is the full amount of the grant I was awarded nearly 5 years ago.

 

I dropped out of my course 4 months before its end date due to various personal reasons

so can appreciate I amy owe a percentage of my grant but not all of it!!!

 

My student loan that I had is being paid back via my salary so that is not a problem

(I say with baited breath) though I have not had a statement in sometime.

 

I have been requesting via email since this began proof that the full amount is due,

but they keep coming back to me to say I have to prove the dates I attended university.

 

Surely this is information that they can get quite easily?

 

I spoke to one of our legal team at work

he tells me the onus is on them to prove I owe all of this money and not on me,

so where do I go from here?

 

I have quite clearly told them that once they can show me how much if any is owed and reasons why

then I am prepared to make arrangement for paying this but not until I get this in black and white.

 

Am I doing the right thing and can they send in the heavies???

 

I am really worried about this as I do not want another CCJ or a charging order,

 

my finances are just about getting sorted and this would be a disaster

and I also dont have £11K lying around!!!

 

I am having trouble with this lot too!!! When I received a call from them I sent them an email instructing them to remove my telephone number from their system and that I would be reporting them for harrassment if they call me again. I received an email saying they wouldnt call again and so far so good, I just get stupid emails which make no sense. Ask them via email for proof of your debt, I have been asking since November and they still havent provided it, they keep asking me for information!?!?!?!?

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Ignore them. THey are obvious bottom dwellers who rely on uninformed and gullible people to make a profit.

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ruddy fleecers!!

 

they are just chancing their arm you are a mug

you prob owe NOWT.

 

they are NOT BAILIFFS

and have NO SUCH LEGAL POWERS

 

i'm sure that the UNI

would of done court YEARS ago if this debt was real!

 

dx

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

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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"We write in reference to your recent correspondence regarding an account you hold with our client,

Student Loans Company.

 

We can confirm that a copy of the credit agreement can be obtained for a fee of £1.00 from our client.

 

We note that you have been in contact with our client regarding this issue

but have not yet passed on any details of this dispute to us in order to be able to assist you further.

 

We politely request that you provide all details of your dispute including any copies of correspondence

that may exist so that we may pass this onto our client for their assessment.

 

Please note that your account is now on hold for 14 days to allow time for you to contact us.

 

Please be advised that if you fail to contact us within 14 days then your account will be returned to the collections process.

If you should have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 0844 55 65 440."

 

This is the latest email from them, the 14th since 19 Nov, also had 3 phone calls and several letters. I have replied to this like this

 

"Please see my previous email and unless you prove the debt is owed I will not be entering into further discussion

the onus is not on me to prove whether a debt exists,

 

I have yet to see one piece of evidence backing this up yet I have asked on numerous occasions, all of which are documented.

 

Any information regarding the disputed debt should be obtained from your client and the question is raised as to why if the account is in dispute you are dealing with it.

 

These emails will continue like this until you and/or your client provide evidence of the debt."

 

Please can someone help with this as I dont know where to go from here but this is really causing me stress and I can't sleep through worry!!!

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ignore them now

 

they are not the owners anyhow .

 

i would read a few thread s regarding LINK/THESIS

 

seems like AK are the latest ones to 'branch' into SLC loans.

 

dx

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

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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Another email from them - this time just put into their "special file" and no response given!

 

"We write in reference to your recent correspondence regarding an account you hold with our client, Student Loans Company.

 

Please note that we have requested documentation from our client and are awaiting their response; however in the meantime we must continue with collection as this is a grant overpayment and is owed for reasons we have previously mentioned to you.

 

We request that you provide us with details of communication with our client and any other crucial details pertaining to your account. Please note that you are welcome to contact our client to discuss your account but we request that you provide details of your communication.

 

Please be advised that your account is on hold whilst we await a response from our client. Please be advised that after we have received a response our collections process will continue.

 

If you should have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 0844 55 65 440"

 

They have never mentioned any reasons which is quite amusing, but I shall let it runs its course and should they initiate MCOL/County Court proceedings I shall be ready!

 

I will keep you informed of developments as I dont think this will be the last I hear from them.

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good move!

 

dx

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

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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