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In a news article today on Sky News and following on from the Wonga debacle, the FCA are now requesting consumers send in letters from DCA's threatening legal action from make believe in house solicitors.

 

http://news.sky.com/story/1295002/watchdogs-pursue-debt-letter-tactics

 

I think there is various DCA's who have used this tactic and are using this tactic, up until the point where Wonga have got nailed by the FCA. I think now is the time to put these bottom feeding DCA's in their place.

 

I have a few suspicious letters from Lowell & Lucas which will find their way to the FCA.

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Send them in to the FCA, my wife just informed me she had a letter from a company alleging to be solicitor acting on behalf of South Staffordshire Water, but the address was the same as South Staffordshire Water. Which is Green Lane, Walsall.

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nicolee, your link wasnt working so I have restored it.

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Thanks correcting the link within my post, I posted it from my mobile and couldn't set the URL metadata.

 

Hopefully if enough people forward their made up letters to the FCA then maybe this could be the shakeup the DCA's need to get their acts together, and treat people fairly.

 

TBH I have no problem settling debts that I legitimately owe, but when a DCA uses lewd tactics then it makes me wonder why I should bother giving them time of day?

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Only send copies. Don't part with the originals.

 

Also we have several press enquiries for a copy of these as well. Please email us on our admin email address

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Had loads from mcerciers, and from natwests triton and green+co

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More on this 20 minutes in.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048hxpr

 

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Alliance & Leicester Moneyclaim issued 20/1/07 £225.50 full settlement received 29 January 2007

Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

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http://www.fca.org.uk/site-info/contact

 

contact details for emailing these letters to.

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hi how do we know if the companies acting on behalf of these banks, I haven't a clue if any letter is real or not, having a list to work with would help, naming the said solicitor's, then we folk will know if we have letters or not...hope I'm not sounding dim lol cheers

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There are various ways to determine who a letter is really from.

 

The main one is that at the bottom it will state that XY Co. is a trading name/trading style of AZ Bank Ltd.

 

If it doesn't have that, check the address - it will usually be the same as the bank's.

 

Another way is to see if there are any email addresses - for example, staff at HSBC's faux DCA Metropolitan all have email addresses ending hsbc.co.uk.

 

You can also check the company registration number, which must be shown by law. Look it up on the Companies House Webcheck service, and if it is shown as dormant, it is likely to be a front company for the bank.

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Dear Mr BLOBBY

 

Thank you for your email dated 5 July 2014 in relation to Green & Co Solicitors.

 

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) welcomes comments and observations in relation to the firms and individuals that fall under our remit. Please take this email as confirmation that your correspondence has been forwarded to the supervisory team within the FCA for their consideration and action as appropriate.

 

Please be aware, that we cannot generally give consumers any feedback on how we follow up the information they have given us, although we may contact you for further information. This is because the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) imposes restrictions on how we can deal with confidential information that we receive.

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to explain that we do not regulate solicitors. Solicitors are regulated by the ‘Solicitors Regulation Authority’. Contact details for them are below:

 

0370 606 2555

 

I trust this information is of assistance.

 

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As far as I'm aware, giving the impression you are a solicitor/barrister when you are not is still a criminal offence, is it not? Should complaints go to the SRA as well? They will pursue these fraudsters. (or should do)

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As far as I'm aware, giving the impression you are a solicitor/barrister when you are not is still a criminal offence, is it not? Should complaints go to the SRA as well? They will pursue these fraudsters. (or should do)

 

This is an interesting thread from way back in respect of SCM - LTSB's in house solicitors. I believe people did make contact with the SRA and pretty much got nowhere !

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?206823-Have-you-received-a-quot-Phantom-quot-CCJ-or-Judgement-by-Default&highlight=%2A%2A%2A%2A

 

On some of the SCM letters posted up - the claim to be regulated by the SRA, but do not provide a registration reference.

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Hmmmm...thanks for the link. Very interesting. It appears that anyone can pretend to be a solicitor and get away with it by saying the recipient "misunderstood" How anyone can misunderstand the words "A.N.Other, Solicitor" is beyond me, but apparently, one of my clients did just that!! They apparently meant that the person was signing on behalf of a solicitor. Didn't say that. Ah well, one law for us and one for them.......

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May be worth making this thread a 'sticky', together with a list of companies/fake 'legal firms'/fake 'collection firms'.

 

Lowell Group - Drydens Fairfax, Hamptons Legal.

Lloyds TSB - Sechiari, Clark and Mitchell (or '[problem]', '****', various other non-complimentary adjectives!).

 

Fortunately, I retain copies of letters and also scan them as well - mine are already on the way.

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If SCM are not really solicitors then how were they able to take me to court over a Black Horse Debt?

 

It isnt them who are actually taking you to court - it will be the Claimant very likely LTSB. SCM have only prepared the paperwork.

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2: Does your Bank play fair - You can force your Bank to play Fair with you

3: Banking Conduct of Business Regulations - The Hidden Rules

4: BCOBS and Unfair Treatment - Common Examples of Banks Behaving Badly

5: Fair Treatment for Credit Card Holders and Borrowers - COBS

 

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Moorcroft are not in house solicitors, they are a genuine third party

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