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    CN123
    Harringtons Advisory???
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    • 29th Jun 14, 2:00 PM
    Harringtons Advisory??? 29th Jun 14 at 2:00 PM
    Hi, I've been contacted by a company called Harringtons Advisory based in Bury, who tell me that I am on their list of people who are owed PPI. I have no idea what loan/credit card this may relate to so it's not something I can claim back myself as I wouldn't know where to start.

    So, at the moment I don't think I'm owed anything so I'm thinking that even though they will take 39%, I will still be better off than I am now if I sign these forms...yes?

    They have advised that all I have to do is sign the forms and return and they will do all the rest...I've heard of people using companies like this and then being then told that the lenders want you to go in to a branch and sign papers etc and it's a nightmare. Is it worth getting involved? Am I actually owed money just because I'm on their list?

    Advice gratefully received!
    Thanks!
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    • koshie09
    • By koshie09 23rd Feb 17, 2:22 PM
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    koshie09
    I spoke to the the MOJ about this and they said until the appeal is completed they have a right to operate, unfortunately.
    • michwalk
    • By michwalk 6th Mar 17, 12:25 PM
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    michwalk
    harringtons
    Mutual Companies
    ACTIVE Pensions Legal Limited
    Mr Ibrar Akbar and Mr David John Grimshaw are mutual directors.

    ACTIVE Harringtons Tuition Centres Ltd
    Mr Mohammed Masum and Mr Ibrar Akbar are mutual directors.

    ACTIVE Harringtons Clothing Limited
    Mr Ibrar Akbar and Mr David John Grimshaw are mutual directors.

    DISSOLVED Harringtons Recruitment Consultancy Limited
    Mr Mohammed Masum and Mr Ibrar Akbar are mutual directors
    .
    ACTIVE H. A. Owens Services Limited
    Mr David John Grimshaw is a mutual director.

    ACTIVE Harringtons Debt Solutions Limited
    Mr David John Grimshaw is a mutual director.

    ACTIVE Pin It Limited
    Mr David John Grimshaw is a mutual director.

    ACTIVE MM Investments (UK) Ltd
    Mr Mohammed Masum is a mutual director.

    ACTIVE Ia Investment Management Ltd
    Mr Ibrar Akbar is a mutual director.

    DISSOLVED Harringtons UK Media Ltd
    Mr Ibrar Akbar is a mutual director.

    ACTIVE Survey Confederation Limited
    Mr David John Grimshaw is a mutual director.
    
    • joeypesci
    • By joeypesci 15th Mar 17, 3:06 PM
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    joeypesci
    I had this company keep spamming my mobile phone with local numbers. They claim they use local numbers so it costs less if you call them back. I get the feeling it's actually because you're more likely to answer if you see a local number than not.

    Anyway. One day I'd had enough and called them back. They answered the phone with something like "This is HA Advisory we're just calling you today..". I interrupted and asked why that was said when I called them. I was ignored and the "agent" kept on with the script. I hung up.

    Later I made this recording. The "agent" was made aware he was being recorded near the end.

    It was a painful edit as I don't like my voice. I'm also well aware I said some stupid things like "I don't want to give my details to just anyone" when about a minute earlier I'd already given him my made-up details.

    After this recording I've never heard from them again. It's odd because the number I called them on wasn't the number they always spammed me on.

    https://youtu.be/fl5PeY6rsJ4
    • DaveDopy
    • By DaveDopy 15th Mar 17, 4:05 PM
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    DaveDopy
    Does anyone know when Harringtons appeal is?
    • Cassandra Todd
    • By Cassandra Todd 16th Mar 17, 5:11 PM
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    Cassandra Todd
    As a result of an investigation, the Claims Management Regulator have decided to cancel Harringtons Advisory Limited authorisation to provide claims management services under the compensation Act 2006 with effect from 1st February 2017. Information found on lbcompare.co.uk


    I have been harassed by Harringtons for some months now, asking me to sign a acceptance letter dated 8th February 2017 when I had repeatedly asked them to stop months before and sending a letter explaining that the 20-30 plus calls a day, had made me ill, and that was my reason for canceling. On phone conversations I had explained to the caller that I would be invoicing for my time would that be ok and they said yes that was fine. I am now sending my invoice to them requesting payment for my time effort and compensation for stress caused.

    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 16th Mar 17, 7:53 PM
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    Moneyineptitude
    I am now sending my invoice to them requesting payment for my time effort and compensation for stress caused.
    Originally posted by Cassandra Todd
    Good luck getting anything back from them on that front even if you eventually take them to court!

    I'm not surprised the call centre operator said it was "fine" for you to invoice them, as your request will simply be ignored.
    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 16th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    Nasqueron
    Good luck getting anything back from them on that front even if you eventually take them to court!

    I'm not surprised the call centre operator said it was "fine" for you to invoice them, as your request will simply be ignored.
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    It'll annoy them though, even petty revenge is revenge
    • DaveDopy
    • By DaveDopy 17th Mar 17, 10:29 AM
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    DaveDopy
    My old Bank has informed me (RBS) that they will no longer deal with Harringtons.


    Now there's a legal spanner in the works!
    • Chalkius
    • By Chalkius 19th Mar 17, 4:18 PM
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    Chalkius
    This company called me why I was out getting food with my girlfriend. Told me I had PPI. Assured them I didn't as I have never taken a product on which PPI was sold. I didn't specify what (I've got a current account I've had for years, no fees for overdraft PPI, one loan I took out a year ago with no PPI, and a student loan which has no PPI either due to the nature ofit). I told them I knew how to check if I had it and would pursue it myself should it transpire I was wrong.

    She actually told me I was wrong and that I definitely had it and I couldn't do it myself. I asked her to tell me what I had it on and she wouldn't tell me. Didn't bother with politeness after that, told her to remove me from their list, and hung up. That was a week ago and they haven't called since, so I guess it did the trick.
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