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Hi.

 

Just needing some guidence on CRS on behalf of the Harlands gym.

 

Cancelled the gym membership after 6 months

i personally thought id taken it out for a 3 months time scale as i was told its for how long you want it too be not like other gyms!!!

I was wanting a gym based more on classes as i got married in Aug 17.

Cancelled with the bank as i was having personal issues

 

it wasnt until i had to look at my bank account realised i was still paying for the gym as i thought id got it for the 3 months

sounds a lame excuse i know

have been told i owe them 342.00.

 

Well ok then the contract i signed was for 12 months and i have paid 6 months at 29.00 a month

i worked it out for about 174 .00

but they have put costs etc on.

 

Having rang and explained they have been really rude and condescending.

They have apparently sent me letters and also monthly statements of what i have paid to my address i can honestly say i have never received

CRS says i need to have a word with Royal Mail as obviously i am not getting my post through their service.

 

I receive my bank statements and overseas parcels so really not sure why i havent revieved their letters.

 

I am more than willing to fight this

im worried the affect it will have on my credit rating as im looking at changing my mortgage

i dont want this to have an impact while im still trying resolve this.

 

At the moment they are just rude people who speak to me like im a low life.

 

Feeling worried and scratching my head

whats the best course of action

as obviously i signed up for the 12 months

which is now my words against theirs

 

but no way am i paying 340 odd pound.

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Hi just after some advice

 

i can see this company has appeared over a year ago on here

found this site while searching for this company.

 

i cancelled my DD to the gym after paying for 6 months.

 

I did this as my personal circumstances had changed and i thought i had signed up for 3 months,

as i was introduced to this gym as i wanted to shake some pounds off for my wedding in August last year.

 

I went to Fit for it hybrid gym for a week

a tester

i already attending a gym but was looking for classes and did not another normal gym!!

They had an offer which was just for 3 months which is what i wanted.

 

Long story short

i actually signed the contract for 12 months

now i have been faced with a 342.00 debt for doing so.

 

I never had a copy of this and had to ask this debt agency to send me the copy as i didnt have one.

 

I am not trying to get out of paying whats left owing

but i feel 342.00 is atrocious.

 

After ringing this company i have spoken to 2 guys who was rude and unhelpful and told me that they have sent letters to my address and so has the gym

i have never received these and also a mandate for my DD

i never received that either

 

one of the guys told me i needed to speak to Royal Mail as they are obviously breaching their service by not delivering my mail.

 

I then said well i receive parcels from oversees and bank statements and junk mail

i find it strange i never received your mail.

 

My main worry is that i am wanting to change my mortgage this year and this will have an impact on my credit score and i have visions off the high court enforcement knocking at my door ( yep i watch these on tv)

 

i do want to resolve this

but i feel that the amount they are asking for is ridiculous and unfair,

but then the longer i stick my heels in the bigger affect its having on my credit rating.

 

Sorry i know this is an old subject but its happening to me now:

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right firstly STOP USING THE PHONE IGNORE BLOCK/THE CALLS AND TEXTS.

 

2nd Gyms don't use the courts

and anyway

HCEO only come IF you lose a claim.

well as they don't do court forget that ok?

 

and also forget it ever appearing on credit files

again that doesn't ever happen.

 

now on to your problem

 

sounds like to me you over paid by many months when you never even were able to go?

what was you reason for cancelling

not that it makes any odds.


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Hi.

financial/personal reasons

yes was told not not to contact them

but they either email me or leave a text message

 

was quite worrying at first as i was totally unaware about this debt.

 

I have never received any correspondence through the post from them

 

but yes i obviously signed a 12 month contract

 

i now feel i was pushed into it.

 

My word against them i know

 

just worried about the credit score as i think the next course of action from them will be the court action.

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so you didn't read my post then?

 

dx


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just worried about the credit score as i think the next course of action from them will be the court action.

 

Ha ha ha ha, Credit Score AND court action, in the same sentence no less!

 

I'll eat this keyboard if they even 'mention' marking your credit files.


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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so you didn't read my post then?

 

dx

Yes i read your post!!!???

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Ha ha ha ha, Credit Score AND court action, in the same sentence no less!

 

I'll eat this keyboard if they even 'mention' marking your credit files.

 

id usually just think sod it!!!

 

But its the fact im changing my mortgage that worries me.

 

Just my luck it would flag up and i would be like crap!!!

 

My hubby wouldnt be very pleased but its the fact they have doubled what i owe i will ignore them from now on and update on here just in case anyone else has problems it seems they are known for it.

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Yes i read your post!!!???

 

then why are you still worried about mortgage and credit score then?

 

what was your reason for cancelling not paying

you indicate there was one regardless to just cancelling the dd ..

 

did this as my personal circumstances had changed


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Sorry not sure what your getting at!!!

 

I already have a mortgage we will hopefully be moving so then when we look at our mortgage deals they usually do credit checks and what i dont want to happen is ohhh yes you have CRS on your credit file due to this gym subscription!

 

My circumstances changed

i got married also had a procedure

was unable to go to the gym for about 6 weeks.

 

when i changed my bank account over thats when i still noticed i was paying for the gym so cancelled it thinking i would be ok as i thought i had paid more than 3 months and wasnt intending of going back

 

i didnt hear anything until Jan 2nd when i had a txt message to ring them urgently.

That was my personal reason why i cancelled

but obviously that is irrelevant

when i have taken out a 12 month contract

 

hence me enquiring on here for any guidance

as i had seen previous posts from a year ago.

 

Some say to ignore there threats

but when there could be a chance of it impacting your credit score its pretty scary.

 

I have requested a copy of my credit file and i cannot see it on there as yet.!

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what part of post 3 about these never appearing on credit files are you not understanding??

THEY DONT SHOW.

 

you medical procedure is a perfect excuse

and it makes no odds you thought it was 3mts

and

that you signed up for 12mts. that totally irrelevant.

 

pers id be getting on to my bank and reclaiming all the DD'd upto the month after your procedure..

using the DD guarantee reclaim scheme


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Gyms DO NOT affect your credit file, it ISN'T a credit agreement, so you can bury that myth.

It will NEVER show on your credit file because gyms don't offer credit.

 

As for any mention of court or CCJ's, you can laugh at them and ignore them.


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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what part of post 3 about these never appearing on credit files are you not understanding??

THEY DONT SHOW.

 

you medical procedure is a perfect excuse

and it makes no odds you thought it was 3mts

and

that you signed up for 12mts. that totally irrelevant.

 

pers id be getting on to my bank and reclaiming all the DD'd upto the month after your procedure..

using the DD guarantee reclaim scheme

 

 

i believe you then

im not totally naive

i know they havent given me anything on credit so yes how can it show.

 

But on another site prior to me finding this i saw a guy say it had affected so was just looking for reassurance thats all!!

 

Mmmm thats something to think about reclaiming the DD back from when i had my procedure.

Im sure they will be lots applying to gyms this month i will not be doing this again

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Hi Lola and welcome to CAG

 

We've been dealing with gym cases for more than 10 years and we KNOW how they work.

 

No one has had a gym m/ship reported on credit files since the 2011 High Court case of The OFT -v- AMSL.

 

Personally I would NOT reclaim the DD's paid beyond 3 months unless you have an agreement showing you signed for only 3 months m/ship.

 

But I would now ignore all comm'ns from Harlands/CRS and Zinc.

 

They'll do nothing apart from send "scary" threatening letters demanding increasing amounts.

 

There are 100's of threads here that all confirm this to be true. Start reading .................

 

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Hi

thankyou so much for your help and advice

im not that naive but i was just a bit scared with how they are emailing and sending messages to ring them ASAP

 

i found this group while searching Harlands and yes so all the previous posts/threads on this gym

i did think just ignore them

 

i was willing to pay the previous 6 months but now i have seen what you guys have put on in here i am just going ignore them.

As i know i will probably get more emails with court.

I was just dubious as i am changing my mortgage and i didnt want it to flash up on my credit file.

 

Seeing as this is an alleged credit company.( CRS)

thats why i wanted some reassurance that it does not.

 

Even though i havent received anything on credit as such

but you can never be sure what these can and cannot do.

 

I will keep you informed of any more issues i have.

 

Thanks everyone as i feel better now talking to you guys.

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Seeing as this is an alleged credit company.( CRS)

 

no its not...where are you getting that idea from?


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I was saying it all tongue in cheek should have put in brackets not!!( a legit company)

 

Like i said i enquired on here as i had seen previous posts.

 

But when you get txt messages saying to contact this number urgently and see that they claim to be a credit agency freaks you out a bit

so thanks for the advice i intend to ignore.

 

Needless to say i have received another email responding to an email i made yesterday morning before i found you guys and again its very abrupt and rude.

 

I will be ignoring future correspendence and have marked it as spam.

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I think you are confusing whatever you think is a credit agency [no such thing!!]

 

with a debt collection agency [DCA]

 

....whom are ALL totally powerless and are NOT bailiffs on any type of debt.

 

dx


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Hi Lola,

 

The bottom line for you is IGNORE demands by email, letter, phone and text. Also ignore requests that you contact anyone.

 

Keep a log of all types of comm'n from them in case you need to complain of harassment.

 

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Hi.

Yes i intend to do that now

thanks for for the advice

no emails today

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Hi

i know this is a 2 year old post but been trying to find an up to date One think i wrote one back in Jan.

 

again its about the Harlands gym which i thought i had only took a contract out for 3 months to cover my wedding( trying to keep slim) anyway when i cancelked after 4 months me thinking i had pay over by a month.

 

Have been issued with a bill for 335.00!!! For a whole year im regusing as i know i didnt it it out for so ling this is from April 17

 

well since cancelling last oct i have had letters from CRS and today a call from the Zinc group saying they are a debt collection agency working on behalf of Harlands.

 

Obviously its the gym membership because i refused to give any of my personal details out over the phone they terminated the call and will be sending a letter to me with the info of the debt

 

what do i do as i am in the progress of selling my house and getting another mortgage im worried now that this could affect my credit scoring

 

i feel conned now as i only wanted a 3 month subscription. What do i do????

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Post added to your old thread - bookmark it so you can find it again :wink:

 

I'll add spacing so I can read the post too - please use spacing or it's harder to read.

 

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What do you do ....... NOTHING !

 

Zinc will drop it as soon as they realise you're ignoring them, their calls and their letters.

 

This will affect nothing as it cannot affect your credit rating.

 

Read other threads here - we repeat the same thing over and over.

 

When Zinc pass it back to CRS, ignore their begging letters again but keep a note (or a log with time and date) of all forms of contact in case you need to complain about harassment.

 

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You already know the answer!!

 

IGNORE


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Ignore them, they simply waste their time and valuable resources sending out childish threat letters.


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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