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    Drive4it
    CP Plus Ltd - 2ND LETTER NOW IN RED!
    • #1
    • 30th Jul 09, 9:10 AM
    CP Plus Ltd - 2ND LETTER NOW IN RED! 30th Jul 09 at 9:10 AM
    Hi All.

    I had a Parking notice from CP PLUS for a parking offence in July.
    After advise, i ignored the letter, and didnt respond or call them.

    Yesterday, the 2nd letter has landed now with a BIG RED STAMP reading:-

    PARKING CHARGE NOTICE
    **FINAL REMINDER BEFORE LEGAL ACTION**

    Failure to pay the full outstanding balance within 7 days of the date of this notice could result in the outstanding being registered as a debt against you in the County Court. A warrant may then be issued to baliffs to recover payment. You will also become liable for the additional fees of the County Court and the baliffs together with any legal costs and interest involved.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    So, what can i expect next folks.
    I cant lie, i am a little worried.
    Last edited by Drive4it; 30-07-2009 at 9:27 AM. Reason: as advised
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    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 30th Jul 09, 9:13 AM
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    dacouch
    • #2
    • 30th Jul 09, 9:13 AM
    • #2
    • 30th Jul 09, 9:13 AM
    Please remove your name and the date of the letter as it could work against you with CP
  • Drive4it
    • #3
    • 30th Jul 09, 9:27 AM
    • #3
    • 30th Jul 09, 9:27 AM
    Done, thanks
  • oldone
    • #4
    • 30th Jul 09, 9:32 AM
    • #4
    • 30th Jul 09, 9:32 AM
    Continue to ignore. Note they use the word 'could' and not 'will'.

    It is just a bluff to scare you into paying.
  • Minemapper
    • #5
    • 30th Jul 09, 11:25 AM
    • #5
    • 30th Jul 09, 11:25 AM
    I cant lie, i am a little worried.
    Originally posted by Drive4it
    You ignore yours, and I'll ignore mine.

    Deal?
  • king100
    • #6
    • 30th Jul 09, 1:11 PM
    • #6
    • 30th Jul 09, 1:11 PM
    I suggest you make another folder and file in the red section, then you could see how many different colours they try.

    They might try and send you one in green and then maybe blue.
    I all have learnt is from others on many sites.
    Seek legal help if unsure.
    Dont pay Private Parking tickets - they are mere invoices.

    PRESS THANKS-------------}
  • Drive4it
    • #7
    • 30th Jul 09, 7:57 PM
    • #7
    • 30th Jul 09, 7:57 PM
    So, its all common practice by these scammers.

    I'll sit tight and wait for my next colour then

    Thanks Again guys
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 3rd Aug 09, 10:30 PM
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    dacouch
    • #8
    • 3rd Aug 09, 10:30 PM
    • #8
    • 3rd Aug 09, 10:30 PM
    The reason for advising you to take the indentifying info down is the only way they can enforce is if they can identify the driver.
  • darboy
    • #9
    • 15th Aug 09, 4:13 PM
    • #9
    • 15th Aug 09, 4:13 PM
    Hi
    Interesting reading as I have had a similar experience with the same company.

    1st letter explaining the offence and the 80 fine reduced to 50 if I paid within a set time.
    2nd Red letter full of threats.
    I've just received my 3rd letter headed LEGAL ACTION PENDING. 80 now increased to 120 (40 collection and admin fee).
    Legal and court costs, Solicitors, Bailiffs, County Court, Ability to obtain credit in the future. All these were mentioned in the letter.

    My reaction is no action appart from filing letter 3 with the other 2.

    Drive4it - please let us know when you get your 3rd and I will keep you informed of any further letters.

    Cheers
  • RetroBob
    It's the same with the TV lisencing people, use words to scare you but when it comes down to it they have no teeth.
  • Pimpslider
    TPS (Total Parking Solutions) PPC letter
    You ignore yours, and I'll ignore mine.

    Deal?
    Originally posted by Minemapper
    ...and I'll ignore mine. Then we'll all compare notes!!

    Had the first letter a while ago. Now got the 2nd letter from TPS stating (in RED) **FINAL REMINDER BEFORE LEGAL ACTION**.
  • Rupert Bear
    It's the same with the TV lisencing people, use words to scare you but when it comes down to it they have no teeth.
    Originally posted by RetroBob
    Difference is they will prosecute for not having a TV license. Teeth or not!
    • Crabman
    • By Crabman 22nd Jan 10, 7:25 PM
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    Crabman
    CP Plus Ltd.
    Hi Drive4it

    Would you be willing to scan the letters in (removing all personal details of course) so that people receiving similar correspondence from CP Plus Ltd in the future will know what to expect from the scam? It is obvious from your first post that you were worried and we would like to help people in your situation realise it's just a scam.

    If so, please post the image links in the below thread and update the post whenever you receive a further letter. PM me if you have any questions or need help uploading:

    Received PPC Letters? Please read...
    I'm a Board Guide on the Savings & Investments, ISAs & Tax-free Savings, Public Transport & Cycling, Motoring and Parking Fines, Tickets & Parking Boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly & I can move & merge posts there. Board Guides are not moderators & don't read every post. If you spot a contentious or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com

    • taxiphil
    • By taxiphil 22nd Jan 10, 7:48 PM
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    taxiphil
    FINAL WARNING
    OFFICIAL: TAKE NOTE that we have now resorted to RED INK, as the BLACK INK we used on our previous letters obviously didn't scare you enough. We hope the RED INK and LARGE BOLD TEXT IN CAPITALS will make you believe that this matter is now REALLY SERIOUS AND YOU'RE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE unless you pay us IMMEDIATELY.
    Come on, just get your chequebook out. Please. Otherwise we may be forced to consider sending you another letter with more RED INK in a final attempt to scare you, after which we'll give up on you because there's nothing more we can do.
  • Pimpslider
    Hi
    Interesting reading as I have had a similar experience with the same company.

    1st letter explaining the offence and the 80 fine reduced to 50 if I paid within a set time.
    2nd Red letter full of threats.
    I've just received my 3rd letter headed LEGAL ACTION PENDING. 80 now increased to 120 (40 collection and admin fee).
    Legal and court costs, Solicitors, Bailiffs, County Court, Ability to obtain credit in the future. All these were mentioned in the letter.

    My reaction is no action appart from filing letter 3 with the other 2.

    Drive4it - please let us know when you get your 3rd and I will keep you informed of any further letters.

    Cheers
    Originally posted by darboy
    Had the 3rd letter now from TPS....LEGAL ACTION PENDING.

    "Parking Charge Notice was issued on...To date no payment has been received...40 Collection and Administration fee added...To avoid this being passed to our Legal department please pay 110 within 7 days...further legal and court costs may be added together with interest...should this matter be referred to our Solicitors they reserve the right to take legal action to enforce this contract...they will then seek to have a warrant issued for Bailiffs to recover the debt...ability to obtain credit may be affected...please pay by cheque, postal order or via automated payment line"...that's the basics of it!

    I'm loving the BOLD SCARY WORDS....!!!

    Can't read the signature. No name, just a scribble above the word TPS Parking Solutions Ltd.

    Am a little surprised that the 2nd letter had loads of RED all over it, but this one is just black and white? Are they trying to save money by not using red ink anymore?

    Also, non of the letters have been recorded delivery.

    JOG ON TPS!!!!
    Last edited by Pimpslider; 09-02-2010 at 3:04 PM.
    • James_N
    • By James_N 9th Feb 10, 8:04 PM
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    James_N
    Not if you dont USE a TV
    Difference is they will prosecute for not having a TV license. Teeth or not!
    Originally posted by Rupert Bear
    Some people don't have TVs, and there is no need to have a licence!
    Under no circumstances may any part of my postings be used, quoted, repeated, transferred or published by any third party in ANY medium outside of this website without express written permission. Thank you.
  • Alx*27
    It's the same with the TV lisencing people, use words to scare you but when it comes down to it they have no teeth.
    TV Licence people have no teeth but can prosecute if you admit all to them. Keep quiet and they have no evidence.

    Parking companies can take civil action but the difference is that the charge is not enforceable.
  • Pimpslider
    Had the 3rd letter now from TPS....LEGAL ACTION PENDING.

    "Parking Charge Notice was issued on...To date no payment has been received...40 Collection and Administration fee added...To avoid this being passed to our Legal department please pay 110 within 7 days...further legal and court costs may be added together with interest...should this matter be referred to our Solicitors they reserve the right to take legal action to enforce this contract...they will then seek to have a warrant issued for Bailiffs to recover the debt...ability to obtain credit may be affected...please pay by cheque, postal order or via automated payment line"...that's the basics of it!

    I'm loving the BOLD SCARY WORDS....!!!

    ...etc...

    JOG ON TPS!!!!
    Originally posted by Pimpslider
    Just got a 4th letter, exactly the same as the 3rd, but dated 3 days later. But they both say I must "pay within 7 days of the date of this letter".

    JOG ON....
    I'M NOT AS THINK AS YOU DUMB I AM...
    Like Gary the No-Trash Cougar says: "Give a larbage, throw out your garbage!" Spread the word!
  • Pimpslider
    Got the 5th letter now. Building up quite a collecting now.

    The letter is now from those lovely people at Debt Recovery Plus.

    This is similar to the the first one from Debt Recovery Plus. Very similar to Letter 3 from Parkforce (CLICK HERE FOR THREAD) but now has an extra paragraph starting..."As a member of the British Parking Association (BPA) and its Approved Operators Scheme (AOS) we adhere to its code of practice...", then they go on 'invite me' to declare who was driving, or to 'disclose the identity' of who was, so they can 'avoid pursuing the wrong person'...and so on and so forth.

    Then they add the usual..."You can view a selection of CCJ's we have successfully obtained against people who have ignored our correspondence on our website www.drpl.co.uk".

    JOG...ON...
    Last edited by Pimpslider; 16-03-2010 at 12:12 PM.
    I'M NOT AS THINK AS YOU DUMB I AM...
    Like Gary the No-Trash Cougar says: "Give a larbage, throw out your garbage!" Spread the word!
  • Pimpslider
    Got the 6th letter now. Building up a lovely portfolio.

    The letter is the 2nd one from those lovely people at Debt Recovery Plus.

    This is similar to the the 2nd one from Debt Recovery Plus. Very similar to Letter 4 from Parkforce (CLICK HERE FOR THREAD).

    It's got the old..."NOTICE OF INTENDED LITIGATION". Predicted amount 'if' legal action is necessary is around 250.

    Then they add the usual..."You can view a selection of CCJ's we have successfully obtained against people who have ignored our correspondence on our website www.drpl.co.uk".

    JOG...ON...
    I'M NOT AS THINK AS YOU DUMB I AM...
    Like Gary the No-Trash Cougar says: "Give a larbage, throw out your garbage!" Spread the word!
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