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Hi,

 

My wife used my car and parked the car at B and M store in Falkirk

 

we received a letter through the door demanding we pay them £50

and if not paid within 30 days it would go up to £90.

 

I am a low income earner and this is a lot of money for me.

 

I have read some posts saying to ignore these letters as they cannot enforce these.

 

Is this correct what happens if they threaten to take me to court?

 

I am so scared can't sleep at night please help.

 

Thanks,

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Bardan can you let this know how this goes seems very stressful have they given up now or are still after you?

 

This thread is almost a year old, have you received the same?

 

If so, please start a new thread so others can advise you.

(Welcome to CAG :thumb:)

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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Hello again, and welcome.

 

Slow down, RELAX!! NOTHING is going to happen overnight.

 

Who sent the letter?

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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you are in Scotland

you totally IGNORE everything

 

there is no tort of trespass in Scotland

and no keeper liability on private parking speculative invoices.

 

end of the problem.

 

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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Ha ha ha, there you go! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

 

Although I would still complain to B&M regarding the parking company putting customers off from shopping and spending money in their stores due to the heavy handed threat letters demanding money.

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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Bazooka Boo you are correct I shop there a lot and they always have lots of free parking spaces. I wouldn't like an old age pensioner like my granddad to get a letter like this I will definitely write a letter of complaint to them.

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do not respond to any ticket slapped on your car,

wait for them to send a Notice to Keeper

and then you have them by the short and curlies.

 

 

As the PoFA doesnt apply to Scotland or NI

they cannot legally apply for keeper details on that basis there

 

 

so you can then complain to the DVLA about their access to the KADOE

and then to the ICO about the DVLA giving out the keeper details without reasonable cause

- ie they should have checked to see if G24 really had a reason to do so and what that reason was.

 

If you get a NTK come back here and we will advise a suitable response but until then, do nothing

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