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Has anybod heard of Scotcall Debt Collecting Services?
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slouise
Old 23-08-2007, 3:35 PM
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Default Has anybod heard of Scotcall Debt Collecting Services?

Hi All,

I had a loan from egg which got transfered to Crap quest lol!!!
But it seems they have since transfered the debt again as yesterday I had a letter from Scotcall Debt Collecting Services based in Glasgow, has anybody had any dealings with them If so what are they like as they are threating Door step Calling

would be interested in your experiences, Ive never heard of them on this forum before unless Ive missed the.

Sharon x :rolleyes:
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I have an outstanding electricity bill and before my pre-payment meter was fitted I had a couple of letters from Scotcall. I managed to come to some arrangement with the electric company before things got too heavy with this particular debt collection service. In fact, I think I remember speaking to someone from this service who was actually very nice!
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Scottcall are also a sister company of Westcot.
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When my husband got a mobile from 3G which turned out to be faulty we refused to pay the remainder of the contract and unfortunately this was passed on to Scotcall. They called us one evening and demanded we pay the bill but we were still in query with 3G, however, as a result of this already going against our credit score we agreed to pay but only in 10.00 a month installments but they wanted our debit card details to do this which i refused to give because i didn't want them trying to take the whole amount so instead i set up a direct debit which we are now paying. Which reminds me actually i need to see how much we have left to pay as i have no idea.

Generally, they are okay but don't be fooled into giving your credit or debit card details to them if you can't afford to pay the full amount.
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Hi Thanks owsaboutthatthen , Hapless and clare1076

for your comments it gives me an idea of what they are like, think I might have to set up a dd then or find another way to pay them i.e payslips if they do them. Its funny when you come across a new company theres always somebody in the same situation, i love this site and the support you get it's just brilliant you never feel like your on your own.

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Scottcall are also a sister company of Westcot.
Have dealt with Westcot in the past and they are OK so long as you reply to letters and send payment regularly.
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When my husband got a mobile from 3G which turned out to be faulty we refused to pay the remainder of the contract and unfortunately this was passed on to Scotcall. They called us one evening and demanded we pay the bill but we were still in query with 3G,
Scotball, or any other DCA for that matter, should NOT continue to pursue any 'alleged debt' that is in genuine dispute with the original creditor.
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Hi All,

I had a loan from egg which got transfered to Crap quest lol!!!
But it seems they have since transfered the debt again as yesterday I had a letter from Scotcall Debt Collecting Services based in Glasgow, has anybody had any dealings with them If so what are they like as they are threating Door step Calling

would be interested in your experiences, Ive never heard of them on this forum before unless Ive missed the.

Sharon x :rolleyes:
Yes, just started having deallings with them, don't think they can afford official letters as they send out obvious photo copies with a bit of editing to look official. Seems that the original company who's looking for the money (Orange) don't have the bottle to deal with compaints especially management so they get these companies in to deal with it. If they made the effort at the start we wouldn't be here. Still waiting for caller. Keep you Posted.
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