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    • Thanks dx.   So a little update on this. Court awarded me a CCJ against this company, and I've been chasing them for a year now. Registered address changed to a lawyers office in London. I contacted this law office numerous times, and eventually one of the directors emailed me back and confirmed Payza was indeed their client and that they were not aware of any CCJ. So I sent him all the court papers as well as a copy from Trust Online about a month ago. So far the lawyers have ignored me further.   Now I'm looking at a way to perhaps do a third party debt order against their bank account. I know they had money in the bank account. The director had since been arrested in America after my CCJ against the company.   Am I correct in thinking I have to pay the fee and it gets added on to the CCJ amount? I'm about 75% sure I know what banks they were using, but don't want to waste the money on fees to be told they don't use that bank.   Is there a way to get their lawyer to say which bank they use?
    • Apologies in replying, I was up for 30 hours and had to catch up on sleep. And I don't have my laptop right now either.    I already sent in the defence on Tuesday  as that was the only day I could before the 24th. I did use the defence from CAG, I did try rewrite as best as I could removing a lot of the waffle, making the set points with the evidence.    When I hear from the court next - I believe a questionnaire and direction of some sort- I will update you and see what the next steps are.    Thanks a tonne!! For all of your advice! I wouldn't have been able to even get close to what I have with setting aside the ccj and the defence without you. I am very lucky to have the help I've been given from you all out of your own time. You are awesome!
    • this is a normal contract for when you forget your wallet and fuel up your car and then promise to pay them later. If you return righ5t away you dotn pay any extra and you can even demand your paperwork back from the garage as they then have no lawful reason to process it. Now is it a fair contract? well, yes and no, if you dotn have the means to pay for your fuel before you fill up then you are committing a criminal offence by doing so but as i many cases of this nature the company would rather farm all the aggro out to a third party who then screw you out of money rather than invoke the available law. So, as you werent offered the contract to consider before you fuelled up then none of it is enforceable and the petrol companies should get their heads around this rather than allow the third party just coin money out of the unfortunate or forgetful   what I fail to understand is why you didnt just pay for the fuel with the card that you were going to use to get the cash? As for the rest of your story listing your afflictions , that doesnt make any difference to a contract, if you are not capable of entering a contract you shouldnt be driving either.
    • Their Order is somewhat confusing...yes you get your set a side and they will not object.   No defence has ever been submitted so it can't stand.(unless you submitted a defence with your application ?) They then state Directions Questionnaires be issued (goes to allocation) and then the next paragraph states the claim is stayed.   Anyway the " Schedule  " is irrelevant it's the " ordered by consent " part that matters.....claim is stayed.     Typical Robbers Way     Andy    
    • Yes thanks both  Have been on the phone to a UC call centre today  to help someone in my Council ward, they said that there is NO paper based system, but if someone is blind or has a vulnerability that makes it difficult to access  then what TomTom has linked to is a way to do it.  That mythbuster link is very useful indeed. DWP are known for pushing easy options  (for them) but will help at a Jobcentre if no other way.
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    • Future Comms issues. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/416504-future-comms-issues/
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    • This is a bit of a lengthy one but I’ll summerise best as possible.
       
      THIS IS HOW THE PHONECALL WENT 
       
      I was contacted by future comms by phone, they stated that they could beat any phone contract I have , (I am a limited company but just myself that needs a business phone and I am the only worker) 
      I told future comms my deal, £110 per month with a phone and a virtual landline, they confirmed that they could beat that, £90 per month with a phone , virtual landline  they also confirmed they would pay Vodafone (previous provider) the termination fee. As I am in business, naturally I was open to making a deal. So we proceeded. 
      Future comms then revealed that the contract would be with PLAN.COM and the airtime would be provided by 02, I instantly told them that this would break the deal as I have poor 02 signal in the house where I live as my partner is on 02 and constantly complaining about bad signal
      the salesman assured me he would send a signal booster box out with the phone so I would have perfect signal.
      so far so good.....
      i then explained this is the only mobile phone I use for business and pleasure, so therefore I didn’t want any disconnection time in the slightest between the switchover from Vodafone to 02
      the salesman then confirmed that the existing phone would only be disconnected once the new phone was switched on.
      so far so good....
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    • A shocking story of domestic and economic abuse compounded by @BarclaysUKHelp ‏ bank complicity – coming soon @A_Gentle_Woman. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/415737-a-shocking-story-of-domestic-and-economic-abuse-compounded-by-barclaysukhelp-%E2%80%8F-bank-complicity-%E2%80%93-coming-soon-a_gentle_woman/
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    • The FSA has announced large fines against DB UK Bank Limited (trading as DB Mortgages) - DeutscheBank and also against Redstone for their unfair treatment of their customers.
      Please see the links below for summaries and full details from the FSA website.
      It is now completely clear that any arrears charges which exceed actual administrative costs are unfair and therefore unlawful.
      Furthemore, irresponsible lending practices are also unfair and unlawful.
      Additionally there are other unfair practices including unarranged counsellor visits - even if they have been attempted.
      You are entitled to refuse counsellor visits and not incur any charges.
      Any charges for counsellor visits must not seek to make profits. The cost of the visits must be passed on to you at cost price.
      We are hearing stories of people being charged for counsellor visits for which there is no evidence that they were even attempted.
      It is clear that some mortgage lenders are trying to cheat you out of your money.
      You should ascertain how much has been taken from you and claim it back. The chances of winning are better than 90%. It is highly likely that the lender will attempt to avoid court action and offer you back your money.
      However, you should ensure that you receive a proper rate of interest and this means that you should be seeking at least restitutionary damages - which would be much higher than the statutory 8%.
      Furthermore, you should assess whether the paying of demands for unlawful excessive charges has also out you further into arrears and if this has caused you further penalties in terms of extra interest or any other prejudice. This should be claimed as well.
      If excessive unlawful charges have resulted in your credit file being affected, then you should take this into account also when working out exactly what you want by way of remedy from the lender.
      You should consult others on these forums when considering any offer.
      You must not make any complaint through the Ombudsman. your time will be wasted, you will wait up to 2 yrs and there will be a minimal 8% award of interest and no account will be taken of any other damage you have suffered.
      You must make your complaint through the County Court for a rapid and effective remedy.

      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Library/Communication/PR/2010/120.shtml
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/redstone.pdf
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/db_uk.pdf
       
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/consumerinformation/firmnews/2011/db_mortgages.shtml
      Do you have a mortage arears claim to make? Then post your story on the forum here
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I took advice from this site and thought I would have a try at skype.

 

I have to say it was alot easier than I thought.

 

At first I couldn't understand how I could top up my credit to make calls to landlines and mobiles (don't have a credit card), but then I saw that you could 'top up' your Skype credit at Sainsburys by buying a voucher and entering the voucher number, just like a pay & go mobile. I think you can also do it with Paypal.

 

So I'm going to trial it and see just how much it saves on my BT bill, plus with the help of skylook I can now record my conversations.

 

I've even noticed on the Skype site, that they are bringing out wireless skype handsets which allow you to receive calls away from the computer ( I'm not technically minded so I might be wrong).

 

Anyway, just wanted to say how easy it all was and thanks for the advice.

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I started using Skype many, many moons ago, and have saved hundreds, maybe thousands of pounds since. Anyone who makes call abroad should use internet telephony.

 

Especially when my mother got sick, it was great to be able not wait until 8 pm to call because of the cost, or close my eyes and call anyway, and hope I would have enough to pay the bill at the end of the month. My T/west phone bill is now in average £15 a month, it used to be £150.

 

I bougt a handheld USB phone not long ago, but I really want to get one of those that allows wireless/normal phones as well. I think Maplin had one for 20 or 30 quids, it will be my next "big" purchase.

 

I got Skylook a couple of days ago, and the clarity of the recording is AMAZING! At the risk of sounding like a paid D-list celeb, I really can't recommend it highly enough.

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If you contact Skylook, ask for Jeremy Hague, they will help you.

They are very good. You can even Skype them.

They are in Australia so bear in mind that there is about 11 hours difference.

tell Jeremy that you are from The Consumer Action Group


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