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Had a letter from GPB Solicitors regarding an Orange Mobile Phone Account.

 

Now to be fair, I did have an Orange Account which I had closed down some time ago.

 

Started receiving letters from BCW regarding a tracing of the account,

 

then they settled on being the person they were looking for.

 

Started receiving letters from them regarding payment.

 

All sent second class and some arrived after the date they wanted payment. Idiots!

 

Interestingly the letters they sent over the course of a couple of months all had various different balances from £180 - £90 to now owing £265.00 to GPB Solicitors

 

Lots of may's / could etc in the letters including the following line

"However, failure to respond could leave us with no alternative other than to take legal action against you."

 

Ignore?

 

Will be making a complaint to Orange to find out what has happened and why.

 

I suspect they've not cancelled the contract correctly.

 

Ironically I have a contract with EE which is being serviced correctly so I'd love to know what they think they're playing at :madgrin:

 

Do I need to inform GPB also or should I replenish my supply of toilet paper :razz:

 

Thanks Caggers :wink:

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what does your credit file say?

 

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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most prob astatute barred then.

 

they are just chancing their arm you might be a mug and cough up.

 

no chance!!

 

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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Thanks dx.

 

Doubt it's statue barred if I'm honest... I only turned 23 this year ;)

 

Cancelled the contract around February this year. Do I just need to look forward to more free toilet paper and just ignore them then?

 

Interesting that they suggested different amounts on all their letters...!

 

Ta :-)

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strange its not on a cra then.

 

might be an idea to ring orange then

 

though I bet you'll get the fob off to the dca.

 

if they didn't cancel correctly

then that needs addressing.

 

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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Indeed, I phoned them and they fobbed me off to the DCA.

 

Turns out the contract still had a remainder period on that I was unaware off.

 

I thought the contract ended in September 2012 and upgraded in April 2013.

 

Actually that number was September 2013.

 

A dyslexia related error I suspect... (Really cross with myself about that actually)

 

Still can't see it on my CRA.

 

Had an interesting conversation actually (which I didn't realise but I have actually recorded) where I was told to speak to DCA.

 

I asked if the DCA was collecting on their behalf or if the debt was sold.

 

After being told it was assigned for collection I queried why they said only the DCA could take payments.

 

I am reasonably sure that they cannot refuse a legitimate payment even if a DCA is collecting on their behalf.

 

When I asked about a Notice of Assignment if the debt was sold I was told this would not be issued as they still had the debt.

Round and round in circles about who could accept payment, mentioned Office of Fair Trading guidelines etc and still got nowhere.

 

I am not going to pay BCW as I don't have a contract with them or their mickey mouse fake threat-o-gram solicitors.

 

I have offered to pay orange and can prove this so as far as I'm concerned I will leave this one well alone for now.

 

When it starts getting interesting I am going to write to them and ask for a breakdown of this amount, considering the DCAs have quote 3 different amounts.

 

It's not on my CRA.

 

I smell a big rat here.

 

Thanks for the help dx. Life Saver as always :madgrin:

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