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    Biffa
    Just had a phone call from Town and Country (??) Parking
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    • 17th Dec 10, 2:13 PM
    Just had a phone call from Town and Country (??) Parking 17th Dec 10 at 2:13 PM
    Hi all,

    I received a Parking Charge Notice ages ago from the lovely Town and Country/City Parking people. After reading the advice on numerous threads on here, I ignored it, and ignored the subsequent three letters that they sent me chasing payment.

    Today, my very helpful daughter answered the phone and said" Yes, I'll just get her"....... it's a woman from Town and whoever they are asking why they haven't received payment. I told her I wasn't paying it and put the phone down when she tried asking me why.

    But how on earth have they managed to get my phone number when I'm ex-directory????

    And what's likely to happen next??
    BCSC # 9 and proud!
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    • archiesdad
    • By archiesdad 17th Dec 10, 2:43 PM
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    • 17th Dec 10, 2:43 PM
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    • 17th Dec 10, 2:43 PM
    hi, i too received a ticket from an asda car park, my details were forwarded on to aa hutton solicitors and i received an answer phone message from them, thou they didn't say who they were,just lefta number to call back. i called them but luckily i was put in a queue with a recording saying who they were. needless to say i hung up.
    however i too am x directory and fully registered with tps.
    • fb1969
    • By fb1969 17th Dec 10, 3:16 PM
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    • 17th Dec 10, 3:16 PM
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    • 17th Dec 10, 3:16 PM
    The most likely way they get your number is when they got your details from the DVLA. Those of us that are daft enough to complete the necessary information when confronted by an official form do so without realising the DVLA will take little care of what they do with that information.

    What is likely to happen? More calls from them and possibly a few idle threats. The best course of action is to hang up again, failing that say you'll get the person they want and just leave the phone off the hook until they get bored.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 17th Dec 10, 3:20 PM
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    • 17th Dec 10, 3:20 PM
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    • 17th Dec 10, 3:20 PM
    Nxt time they call tell them you don't pay fraudulent invoices.
    • archiesdad
    • By archiesdad 30th Dec 10, 9:35 AM
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    • 30th Dec 10, 9:35 AM
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    • 30th Dec 10, 9:35 AM
    just received my second call from town and city parking, needless to say Archiesmum answered the phone and assured them i'd call them back.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 30th Dec 10, 10:24 AM
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    • 30th Dec 10, 10:24 AM
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    • 30th Dec 10, 10:24 AM
    Next time, say I'll fetch him/her, put phone down and go shopping. repeat as necessary.
    Millies due back at Christmas.
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    • By Coupon-mad 30th Dec 10, 8:47 PM
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    • 30th Dec 10, 8:47 PM
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    • 30th Dec 10, 8:47 PM
    just received my second call from town and city parking, needless to say Archiesmum answered the phone and assured them i'd call them back.
    Originally posted by archiesdad


    This will continue to happen until they just give up - it can take months and is harassment.

    Either tell them to cease contact or you will report them for the criminal offence of harassment, see here for info:

    http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/england_wales/factsheet.php?page=03_harassment

    Or have some fun with them if you are so inclined and are happy to waste their time:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=741653

    Happy New Year whichever route you choose.
    PCN in a private car park in England/Wales? DON'T PAY IT BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    USE THE 'FORUM JUMP' ON RIGHT, GO TO THE PARKING TICKETS FORUM. READ THE 'NEWBIES' THREAD.
    Do NOT read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

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