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Completely stupid I know but I have twins and money is tight.

I attempted to leave the store without paying for £30 worth of items.

I was caught and paid for the items straight away in a panic.

 

He then escorted me out of the entrance, what happens now?

Will he contact the police?

Can I be prosecuted now I’ve paid for the items? 

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It is most unlikely anything will happen at all. Did they take your name and address?

If you have paid for the items then there is no loss. The police would have been called if there was going to be any police action. By the way, where you allowed to keep the items?

The most likely thing that will happen is that if you gave your name and address and if you were persuaded to sign something, you could then find that one of the bounty hunting Loss Prevention companies will be informed and they will then come after you and say that you owe a certain amount of money in costs and that if you don't pay it then you will be taken to court – to recoup the money. This would be a civil action – not a criminal action.

In fact you should resist these claims. Come back here if you have any hassle from anybody and if you feel worried.

By and large, don't worry – but probably best not to do it again – even if you have your two children to worry about and money is tight. The stress will communicate itself to your children – and that's just another reason why the best thing to do is to try and make your way without turning to this kind of thing.

Keep us informed – but for the moment. Don't worry

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Thankyou for your quick response.

I know it was totally stupid and I’ve caused myself so much anxiety it’s unreal.

 

He escorted me to a full to pay and then sent me on my way.

He didn’t take my details but there is working CCTV 😔

should I just hand myself in? 

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no it wont go any further

forget about it.

 

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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Sorry, but I doubt very much there will be any tracking. This requires very sophisticated software and is most unlikely to have been installed.

I think you can put it behind you – and don't worry.

In a few months you have forgotten all about it – best way.

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You have received summary justice, you were made to apy for the items and then booted unceremoniously out of the store. that is the end of the matter as far as they are concerned, no loss to them and you get to be embarrassed by all of the stares you got at the time.

Forget about it going further and stop using your children as excuses for your behavioural choices.

My advice s to avoid going to that store again for a good while or you made be asked to leave, they dotn ahve to welcome you back.

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they would not waste time CCTV tracking anyone

not even possible

 

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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11 minutes ago, ericsbrother said:

You have received summary justice, you were made to apy for the items and then booted unceremoniously out of the store. that is the end of the matter as far as they are concerned, no loss to them and you get to be embarrassed by all of the stares you got at the time.

Forget about it going further and stop using your children as excuses for your behavioural choices.

My advice s to avoid going to that store again for a good while or you made be asked to leave, they dotn ahve to welcome you back.

 

I think you sound a bit like a moralising Victorian schoolteacher.

 

And as for "summary justice", sorry but I'm not sure that you understand what you are talking about

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31 minutes ago, ericsbrother said:

You have received summary justice, you were made to apy for the items and then booted unceremoniously out of the store. that is the end of the matter as far as they are concerned, no loss to them and you get to be embarrassed by all of the stares you got at the time.

Forget about it going further and stop using your children as excuses for your behavioural choices.

My advice s to avoid going to that store again for a good while or you made be asked to leave, they dotn ahve to welcome you back.

I’m not using them as an excuse just explaining what was going through my head when I have 2 babies that need 2x everything and I’m on furlough just struggling a bit. Just wanted to give an insight is all not an excuse. I feel dreadful I really do 

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Please don't worry. Most of us on this forum are nonjudgemental – and I expect that most of us don't understand the stresses that you are under.

I'm afraid we always get the odd one or two who decide to try and pile in and make moral judgements without any basis or any experience or any kind of authority. I'm afraid that you have to put up with these kinds of things on any Internet forum.

Once again, just listen to what the experienced site team have to say – which is you shouldn't worry. But come back here if you want to discuss it further with us. It's not a problem

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 'summary justice' means it was deal with at the time...

you got what was coming..

 

nothing to worry about.

 

forget about it 

move on with your life.

 

 

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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