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      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
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Can anyone tell me the name and address of the above.


Background is that back in 2005 the posted a financial association with a person I know to be a debtor, but being so long ago, they have no idea why it was posted.


This has been rattling around their complaints dept for some months now, going nowhere. They are saying that they want me to forward a copy of my current credit report before they will remove it, (despite the fact that it would not show information from 2005). In short I think they are just messing me about.


I am now minded to send a letter before action to their data controller.


Would that be the right person?



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Data Protection Register - Entry Details


Registration Number: Z8737433


Date Registered: 02 September 2004 Registration Expires: 01 September 2014


Data Controller: SANTANDER UK PLC







NEVER telephone a DCA

If a DCA rings you, refuse to go through the security questions & hang up!


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No response at all to the LBA, (checked, was delivered).


Need to bone up on the DPA to find exact clause they are breaking (duty to ensure data is accurate) then put together a POC



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we are aware of database issues when posting

hence the double posts



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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No response at all to the LBA, (checked, was delivered).


Need to bone up on the DPA to find exact clause they are breaking (duty to ensure data is accurate) then put together a POC



This would suggest that you have allowed the deadline of yur LBA to expire. All this does is to undermine your credibility. If an LBA says - 14 days - then that's what it is. Before issuing an LBA you should know exactly what your basis for action is and how to go about it so that on day 15 you do exactly what you said you would do in your LBA. Otherwise it is all just huff and puff.

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