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Vcs Ltd and BW Legal - stolen number plate 2010

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HI...Brand new to this forum but hoping for guidance.

 

In 2010 I started to get correspondence from VCS stating I had parked outside the bays at Valley C entertainment Leisure Fund.

 

I had no clue what this was about and wrote to them to explain my number plates had been previously stolen and that I suspected this was who had broken their parking rules

 

. I even gave them the crime reference number.

I still got letters and calls from them and some legal team I think

but eventually they stopped. I presumed the message had finally got through.

 

Today I get a lett from BW Legal saying VCS Ltd have instructed them in relation to the pcn....plus initial legal costs the demand is £174.

 

I no longer have any of the details from 2010..

..so any guidance on how to proceed would be welcomed.

 

Thanks vry much.

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Suggest you write back simply stating what happened and that this has nothing to do with you. Ask them to provide photographic evidence, which will help show that it was not any car you had parked.


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Type in be VCS

In the search cag box of the top red toolbar

You are 1of 1000's that have had similar be letters

 

Best idea is to send the simple one line letter in those threads you'll see

The background you mention is immaterial to them

 

They just think people will fall for the begging letter

You owe nowt

 

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Thank you very much for the advice.

 

 

So who do I send the letter to? VCS or BW Legal or both?

 

 

Is it the denial of debt letter that I am looking for? Surely they must get loads of people saying "not me Guv!"?

 

 

Appreciate your help :-)

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write to BW legal and tell them in no uncertain terms that if their client is well aware of the matter of the stolen plates and if they continue to harass you appropriate action will be taken to address this as both a criminal act and civil tort.

 

The reality is that VCS found a bundle of old dodgy claims and are trying their luck with them via BW on a "no win no fee" basis so BW wont be spending money on this once you have shown them you arent going to fall for this latest ploy.

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I see. I'm writing a letter now based on a denial of debt template - amended to reference the stolen number plates fact.

 

 

Does the time frame come into this at all? Surely they cant chase something almost 6 years old?

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Its blanket to almost all old VCS &excel old speculative invoices

 

Go do that search I suggested and read


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law changed in Oct 2012 so before that no keeper liability anyway, plates stolen or not.

 

 

They are hoping you are just stupid enough to fall for their attempts at getting money for nothing

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Hi. I sent them a letter explaining stolen plates and other relevant denials, telling them to stop sending me letters etc. ..

Today I have revived a "final notice" It states they haven't received a espouse to the first letter which is untrue.

Should I ignore or respond again? It does say our client HAS instructed us to commence proceedings....

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ignore,

 

they know that you are in the right and arent going to pay so if they wantr to waste their clients money then let them.

 

Obviously this will require more writing further down the line but as they havent learnt their lesson yet let them carry on as they wish andget clobbered for being unreasonable.

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Not even a phone call to rant a little?

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certainly not a phone call, if you want to vent your spleen at them make sure it is in writing and you have a copy. Email will do as long as you cc yourself or someone else in on it. they cant claim that it was killed by their spam filter, tough luck, that is like ripping up your post and then claiming you didnt get it as it is within the organisation's control.

So, if you want to contact them tell them that "as a victim of crime you dont expect to be harassed by some tin pot rentathreat and they should tell their client to stick the claim where the sun dont shine and seek out the real debtor as the law is on your side. They may need some help with their reading and writing but as a solicitor you should be able to do that for them".

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Ok. Might be a little quiet at work tomorrow so will let my imagination run riot on an email....Thank you.

Has there been any court proceedings issued to anyone from this recent batch of barrel scraping?

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yes, plenty

but all of the cases that VCS have taken to court that have been defended they have lost.

 

They have also dropped buckets full once a defence has been put in

 

so when you file your skeleton defence (if they are dumb enough to sue)

keep an eye on the clock as they usually just let them matter time out without officially dropping it.

 

When they are a day late paying the allocation fee contact the court and ask for the claim to be thrown out (best)or stayed.

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