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@skinnyfoodco - Skinny Foods taking monthly payments from bank account

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Hi all! 

back in July I ordered a one off box of 5 sauces (Ketchup size) from the above company cost £17.40 including delivery (They were disgusting so in the bin they went) that was fine as it’s what I ordered


A week later another box of the same arrived thought they had made a mistake so kept them to return (at my expense)


A week later another box of the same checked bank account and I’m having £14.20 a week taken for something I don’t need or want I’m now on a continuous payment with this company.


called them got nowhere emailed them and just get a generated reply.


phoned my bank they blocked the payment and set up a complaint/dispute

Skinny foods refused to refund and stop the payments so visa took over the case and won

I received my money back they got told off I guess 

fast forward to last week

I received a very poorly worded email from Skinny foods demanding the products back (two boxes) at my expense and all the money Barclays won I have to pay back otherwise they are sending it over to debt collection chargeback escalation they are calling it 


you cannot return food items for resale that much I know but paying back a case winner? 
their reviews on line are all of a similar nature and trading standards have contacted them about past cases

do I ignore this or how do I respond 
many Thanks 






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Sent them a single letter and tell them to get lost.

Get all the links to the other reviews and put them up on this forum in this thread.


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Thank you 😊 is there a link to a suitable letter from the library please? 
I will post the terrible reviews later when home from work 



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Dear Sir/Mdm

I have no intention of paying you anything. I did not enter into any agreement with you and in fact my bank has now returned to me all the money which has been paid. I notice that the Internet is full of reviews complaining about exactly the same kind of behaviour as you are demonstrating now.

Unless you want to go to court, don't bother me again.

Yours faithfully


What's so difficult about that?

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By the way, have you got their Internet address?

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red my red bits below




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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