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Just had a phone call from Town and Country (??) Parking
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Old 17-12-2010, 2:13 PM
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Default Just had a phone call from Town and Country (??) Parking

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??
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Old 17-12-2010, 2:43 PM
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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.
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Old 17-12-2010, 3:16 PM
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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.
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Old 17-12-2010, 3:20 PM
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Nxt time they call tell them you don't pay fraudulent invoices.
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Old 30-12-2010, 9:35 AM
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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.
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Old 30-12-2010, 10:24 AM
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Next time, say I'll fetch him/her, put phone down and go shopping. repeat as necessary.
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Old 30-12-2010, 8:47 PM
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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.


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/en...=03_harassment

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

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

Happy New Year whichever route you choose.
Ticket in a private car park in England/Wales?... DON'T PAY IT BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT- the advice changed in 2012.

USE THE FORUM JUMP TO GO TO THE PARKING SUB FORUM AND READ THE 'NEWBIES' THREAD.
Do NOT read older advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.
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