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    d-van
    Who are Lowell Portfolio 1 Ltd?!
    • #1
    • 9th May 11, 6:24 PM
    Who are Lowell Portfolio 1 Ltd?! 9th May 11 at 6:24 PM
    I have just checked my credit report on experian and all these searches come up from this one company and it seems very odd as I have not applied for credit with them.

    Entry Number: P1
    Searched on: 15/04/2011
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P2
    Searched on: 25/03/2011
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P3
    Searched on: 02/02/2011
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P4
    Searched on: 01/02/2011
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P5
    Searched on: 14/12/2010
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P6
    Searched on: 08/11/2010
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P7
    Searched on: 19/10/2010
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P8
    Searched on: 08/08/2010
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P9
    Searched on: 20/07/2010
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P10
    Searched on: 19/07/2010
    Searched By: LOWELL PORTFOLIO 1 LTD
    Application Type: Unrecorded Enquiry

    Entry Number: P11
    Searched on: 16/05/2010
    Searched By: EXPERIAN CONSUMER SERVICES
    Application Type: Credit Report
    Note: This information was provided to us by you when you applied for your Experian credit report online.

    These are all the entries on my credit report in the past 12 months.
    Does anyone have any clue who Lowell Portfolio are and why would they input so many searches on my credit report? I haven't checked it for a while as I don't have much credit on but I did today and am panicking a bit now. I haven't applied for any credit at all in the past year.
    Could anyone help please?
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  • kerrypn
    • #2
    • 9th May 11, 6:32 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:32 PM
    I think they are a debt collection agency
    • fermi
    • By fermi 9th May 11, 6:33 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:33 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:33 PM
    They are debt collectors, and they will have been searching your report as they probably think you have a debt that you owe to them.

    Good news is that only you can see these "unrecorded enquiries". A potential creditor checking your report won't see them, so the searches haven't trashed your file/rating.
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    • HappyMJ
    • By HappyMJ 9th May 11, 6:33 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:33 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:33 PM
    They are a debt collection company. They are probably trying to find you or someone else with your name. If your date of birth is different they won't get any more information. As it's an enquiry only I wouldn't worry about it.
  • d-van
    • #5
    • 9th May 11, 6:35 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:35 PM
    Thank you for your replies!
    I don't owe them anything, never even heard of them. And I don't understand why would they think I do? Should I contact them and find out what's this all about?
    • HappyMJ
    • By HappyMJ 9th May 11, 6:37 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:37 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:37 PM
    Thank you for your replies!
    I don't owe them anything, never even heard of them. And I don't understand why would they think I do? Should I contact them and find out what's this all about?
    Originally posted by d-van
    Quick aren't they. I'm impressed as well. No need to contact them. It's not you it's the other d-van from some other town they are just fishing. Not much you can do without ringing bells. It may be an old bill that you really had forgotten about. If that bill doesn't appear then forget it.
  • d-van
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    • 9th May 11, 6:44 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:44 PM
    I find this extremely odd. I have only ever had 3 credit agreements in my life (I just graduated uni) and none of them are in debt or with them. If it doesn't trash my report then I shall leave it alone but I find it very disturbing that they can do this.
    • HappyMJ
    • By HappyMJ 9th May 11, 6:47 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:47 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:47 PM
    They want to find someone. So they do an enquiry. -Name: d-van -Previous Address: 742 Evergreen Terrace -Date of Birth: 1st Jan 1980. It comes back negative so they try again in a month until someone who is called d-van matches with that profile. If it does match then Experian/Equifax will give them the new address. It may not be a credit agreement it may be an old gas/elec bill or anything.
  • d-van
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    • 9th May 11, 6:54 PM
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    • 9th May 11, 6:54 PM
    Thanks. It might be because I was living in halls throughout my uni years and that's the address registered on experian? However I did not pay bills as they were all included in the rent. Shall I just leave it alone then?
  • DVardysShadow
    They want to find someone. So they do an enquiry. -Name: d-van -Previous Address: 742 Evergreen Terrace -Date of Birth: 1st Jan 1980. It comes back negative so they try again in a month until someone who is called d-van matches with that profile. If it does match then Experian/Equifax will give them the new address. It may not be a credit agreement it may be an old gas/elec bill or anything.
    Originally posted by HappyMJ
    Hmm. So they wait a month and try again in the hope that their DOB has changed? A whole universe full of intelligent lifeforms, but none yet discovered working in a DCA .
    • mo786uk
    • By mo786uk 9th May 11, 8:09 PM
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    mo786uk
    Hmm. So they wait a month and try again in the hope that their DOB has changed? A whole universe full of intelligent lifeforms, but none yet discovered working in a DCA .
    Originally posted by DVardysShadow
    It might be that each search relates to a DIFFERENT debt. I spose it depends on what OPs real name is etc
  • d-van
    I am contacting Experian about this. I do not have that many debts! There are 3 credit agreements which appear on my credit report, one of which is settled (an old mobile contract) , the other is my current account (no overdraft) which is active and another which is my credit card active again and up to date. I am nearly 23 years old and for the past 3 years I have lived at uni, I never paid household bills as they were all included in the rent which was paid in one lump sum each year. I find it extremely unfair that this is happening now seen as I've always been cautious with money and didn't rake up student debt
    • mo786uk
    • By mo786uk 9th May 11, 8:40 PM
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    mo786uk
    I am contacting Experian about this. I do not have that many debts! There are 3 credit agreements which appear on my credit report, one of which is settled (an old mobile contract) , the other is my current account (no overdraft) which is active and another which is my credit card active again and up to date. I am nearly 23 years old and for the past 3 years I have lived at uni, I never paid household bills as they were all included in the rent which was paid in one lump sum each year. I find it extremely unfair that this is happening now seen as I've always been cautious with money and didn't rake up student debt
    Originally posted by d-van
    As explained above, they are searching for someone who owes a debt - it doesnt mean they are after you - most likely someone with the same or similar name.

    I doubt experian will do anything.

    If you dont owe any money you have nothging to worry about
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