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18 year olds tried to take from Boots, got caught and no police involved - whats the next steps?


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Me and my friend are 18 years old and we stupidly tried to take some things from Boots like makeup and probiotic but we took the wrapper off which makes it look suspicious. As we left the store we got caught by the security guard and dragged into the store. He took pictures of us, the items and our provisional driving licenses. He didn’t say much at all to us and seemed very pissed off. Then he told us to leave without calling the police but will the police be informed about it now?

We fully regret our decisions and are willing to pay for our consequences. However we are unsure of what these consequences will be. From what we have read online, we think that we will be sent a letter home for us to pay a fine but who will send this letter? Will it be the police or Boots? Also, what will the envelope look like because we don’t want our parents finding and opening it. What are the next steps?

If anyone could help us with these details, we would be grateful.

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the police were not so now cannot be involved and more importantly won't ever be interested in a bunch of silly teenagers.

its not a fine and never can be.

 

you might get scary letters from either RLP or DWF.

which can be totally ignored and binned.

 

lots of threads here to read in the forum you found and posted in.

 

lastly ...GROW UP!! i know it tempting with your peers around you to impress but its seriously not worth it .

 

dx

 

 

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Thank you for response.

The security guard did not mention anything about a ban on the shop or a fine, he barely spoke to us. 

 

We're confused with what will happen,

we understand being banned from the shop but we haven't been told that this will happen to us.

 

We have read numerous forum chats of people in a similar situation, and they were told they were not allowed to enter the shop again and they were told that they should be expecting a letter regarding a fine.

 

What do you think they will do with the picture of our ID's?

 

Can they still send a letter if they don't warn us or tell us about it?

 

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it is not a fine !!

 

no-one can fine anyone for shop lifting 

 

nothing anyone can do

 

ignore move on.

 

dx

 

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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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Nope cant under gdpr rules as such.

Please read threads here

all your questions will be answered.

 

its so the rlp/dwp can send you scamming letters which you can ignore.

 

 

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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Thanks for your answer.

I have read through most of the threads, but no one has mentioned what is in these RLP/DWP letters. Does it contain information of the incident? 

So if our parents find these, can we just say they're scam letters and that they're not real?

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there are loads of scans of the letters in threads here.

 

fess up!! to your parents, as in other threads, honesty is the best way.

 

 

what these orgs do, is a scam, none of the so called 'civil restoration' figure goes anywhere near the retailers, it goes straight in RLP/DWF's pocket for the pub drinks that night and to fund their vile harassment of others.

 

just because any UK wide retailers head office got conned into signing a nationwide agreement on all stores doesn't mean its legit.

there was a rather famous retailer theft court case a few years ago whereby these people lost and in the about 7yrs since not once has any retailer/RLP peddler gone to court again, but their scamming continues.

 

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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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Most of the answers here say that we wont be receiving a letter,
 
however the security at Boots have a picture of our ID which has our address on it.
 
Although they needed that to identify us, would they not send us a letter regarding a ban to our home?
 
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we've not seen it

 

but anyway, all they would do is ask you to leave it you did go in and they spotted you, but that would only be in the same store .so go elsewhere..

however if you do be sillu and they ask you to leave...simply comply.

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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@phineasferb12 DX can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'll give you a bit of a wider explanation in the hope of putting your mind at rest.

 

When you were caught by the security guard he's taken your details and potentially - but not definitely - passed them back to a company called Retail Loss Prevention (RLP), or another similar company, for whom he likely works.

 

They will contact you requesting that you pay money to recoup the cost of the security guard's time in dealing with you. That in itself is nonsense because his time is fully covered through the contractual price Boots will have agreed with the security provider.

 

He may have referred to that as a 'fine', and it's even possible they will too, but no private person or company has any power to 'fine' you anything for any reason, only a court can do that. What they may send you is a speculative invoice which they are hoping you will blindly pay in fear of repercussions that can never come, because they have no legal basis to pursue you beyond a few scary letters, which you can safely ignore.

 

You are 18, so if they choose to write, they will write directly to you and not your parents. So, providing you don't share a name with your mum, anything that comes will come to you. It's your choice whether you should intercept and destroy those, or treat it as a shake-up and 'fess up.

 

The bottom line is this; you were lucky, it's done with and you should treat it as a valuable lesson.

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you came here in a distressed state and we helped you.

it would be really nice for others reading threads in the same initial state of panic in the future as you were, if you bothered to post a conclusion.

 

very few people bother to help others.

 

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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