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Being harassed by a debt collection company - please help

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Hi, 

 

I started having phone calls from a mobile number a few weeks back, but they weren't leaving any voicemails or anything so thought it might be spam at first,

 

then I answered yesterday as the calls started up again

they were a debt collection company and that bailiffs would be sent to my door to repossess my belongings if I did not pay £1200.

 

I honestly dont think I owe this money at all.

I have never been in debt before.

 

They said it was for council tax but I've been living in house-shares for the last few years that have had bills included.

 

Im looking at getting a mortgage soon and having debt could really set me back.

 

Is there any way to find out if this is real.

 

I googled the number but it didn't come up with any company name because its a mobile but I did find a comment on

 https://[problem]-numbers.co.uk/Number/07520660393/ 

which implies they were lying about the debt? 

Please help! I dont have any parents and don't know who to ask about this kind of thing. 

Thank you 

Tam

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DCA's don't usually chase CTAX debt.

that's normally a bailiff company after the relevant council has attained a magistrates liability order against you.

did you get their name or the name of the council please?

 

dx

 


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

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They didnt say but Ive only lived in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire so would be either of those. 

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why wouldn't it be ?

who paid the council tax in those places when you stayed there.

 

why don't you sent a text asking 'who are you, you keep ringing me.'

 

dx

 


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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My landlords said they would deal with all bills inc. council tax, i just paid one lump sum of rent and bills to cover it. It wont send any texts to their number and says Ive dialled an incorrect number when I try to ring them, even though thats the number they call me from 

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yep doesn't exist

good news then

 

was it a foreign caller?

 

dx


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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Not sure, could have been they spoke English but did have an unfamiliar accent, Im not great at identifying accents though 

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expand upon your comment about they said they were a debt collection company

what did you or they say that made you believe that.

 

you don't normally see the Asian callcentre using a spoofed mobile number

nor 

chasing 'debt'

they usually pull the HMRC refund sca@m 

 

what do you remember about the call

even the smallest of detail.

 

there is are several reports of numbers in that range 07520 66 - all resolve to Asian callcentre sc@mmers

 

me thinks you mentioned debt not them?

 

 


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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Tonnes of sc@ms around. I had some utter fool calling me trying to get me to pay 900 quid on the phone in income tax or the police would come to arrest me.

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Oxford City council, if they want to call you about back council Tax will always call from their 01865 number.  (Source, they were chasing me for years)


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Ye, see I had no contact from them at all about this! I think dx100uk is right about it being fake 

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