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    • jim899manutd
    • By jim899manutd 14th Oct 16, 12:41 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:41 PM
    Debt Recovery Plus 14th Oct 16 at 12:41 PM
    Hello,

    I was wondering whether anyone can offer me some advise..

    I got a parking notice over a year ago which i believed was a not valid (due to where I was parked) so I decided to ignore it - probably a bad idea! I've received endless letters from Debt Recovery Plus who keep asking for payment for this penalty notice. I then sought advice on here and sent them an email to contest this fine to which i received this back:


    "Thank you for your email regarding the above Parking Charge Notice (PCN).

    The time to challenge the charge has now expired and therefore access to the Independent Appeals Service (if applicable) is no longer available.

    However, in order to resolve this matter, I will offer the following comments as to why this PCN was correctly issued and is still payable.

    My findings

    The site in question is subject to terms and conditions, which are stated on signs throughout the area. Those signs state that there is a time limit at the site.

    On the date in question the vehicle was parked for longer than the time stated and a PCN was correctly and legitimately issued as a result.

    You state in your email that you are under no obligation to provide the driver's details. Please be advised that you are liable for this charge under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and therefore we would not accept driver details.

    Signage

    The signage on site is sufficient and is in line with the guidelines laid down by the British Parking Association (BPA).

    The majority of motorists who park at the site do so without receiving a PCN. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that they are aware of the terms and conditions of the site and park in conformity with them. If as you claim the signage was inadequate, the terms and conditions of the site would be unknown to the majority of drivers, and many more motorists would receive PCNs on this site.

    What you need to do now

    Please ensure that £160.00 is paid by 28/09/2016. Payment can be made online or by phone. Go to **** or phone 0208 234 6775. You can find full details of how to pay on the reverse of the letter(s) sent.

    What will happen if you do not pay what you owe

    If the amount is not paid by the date shown above, we will recommend to our client that court action be taken by them to recover the outstanding balance.

    What if you do not agree

    Although any correspondence that does not provide further evidence will be noted and retained, I cannot guarantee that we will reply to it.

    Payment Methods

    Online Payment: ****

    Telephone Payment: Ring 0208 234 6775

    Bank Transfer: Quote your reference number to Debt Recovery Plus Ltd, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Sort Code 16-00-01, Account Number 20891316

    Cheques/Postal Orders: Should be posted to the address below, made payable to Debt Recovery Plus Ltd. Please write your reference number on the back.

    Kind Regards"

    Please can someone advise how i should next appeal or what i should do next? I feel because I've left it so long to appeal i may not get anywhere.

    Any advise would be very helpful.
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 14th Oct 16, 1:03 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 1:03 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 1:03 PM
    Just ignore DRPlus letters - certainly never phone nor pay them! - as explained here:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5035663

    You will have a laugh if you Google 'Debt Recovery Plus My Findings' and see the zillions of times that computerised letter gets trotted out! The huge shame is that sometimes their letters work, if people believe the twaddle. The 'My Findings' heading makes us laugh - no-one has 'found' anything.

    Which parking firm?

    You can find out if they ever sue people by Google searching the parking company name/acronym plus 'BMPA Insight' which gives you a helpful summary from the good guys & girls at the BMPA about all of the usual suspects.
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the breadcrumb trail, top of page: Household & Travel > Motoring > Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking & READ THE 'NEWBIES' FAQS THREAD.
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 14th Oct 16, 7:45 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 7:45 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 7:45 PM
    You can't appeal to the PPC now and Debt Recovery Plus don't accept appeals either, note they have added £60 to the charge for the fun of trying to bully you.

    When Debt Recover Plus and any of their aliases eventually give up trying to con you it will go back to the PPC and the debt recovery muppets will have lost money chasing you and that feels so good!
    To quote the words of the great Count Arthur Strong "You Couldn't make it up"
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 14th Oct 16, 8:39 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 8:39 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 8:39 PM
    ONE SIMPLE ANSWER WITH DRP ...

    IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE

    WHY ???? .....

    They are useless timewasters, they already know that so it will be of no surprise to them WHEN YOU DON'T REPLY
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • jim899manutd
    • By jim899manutd 15th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
    Thanks very much for your advice, i'll continue to ignore them. The original parking firm was UK Parking Control Ltd.

    At what point should I be worried if at all? Will they every issue a court order for something like this?
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 15th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
    Thanks very much for your advice, i'll continue to ignore them. The original parking firm was UK Parking Control Ltd.

    At what point should I be worried if at all? Will they every issue a court order for something like this?
    Originally posted by jim899manutd
    Who knows when it comes to UKPC.
    What we do know about UKPC is that they fake pictures so be a good boy scout and get prepared with your evidence.
    Watch out for those fake pictures though
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 15th Oct 16, 8:29 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 8:29 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 8:29 PM
    Thanks very much for your advice, i'll continue to ignore them. The original parking firm was UK Parking Control Ltd.

    At what point should I be worried if at all? Will they every issue a court order for something like this?
    Originally posted by jim899manutd
    Court papers, not court order. Only take seriously court papers or a solicitor's letter ('SCS' probably).

    You can defend a claim, like others have done with help from here (search UKPC court and you will find half a dozen). Mostly, we know from experience that UKPC don't bother unless it's multiple PCNs, worth more money.
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the breadcrumb trail, top of page: Household & Travel > Motoring > Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking & READ THE 'NEWBIES' FAQS THREAD.
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

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