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    • trebor51
    • By trebor51 9th Jul 17, 6:32 PM
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    Debt Collection, two and a half years on
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:32 PM
    Debt Collection, two and a half years on 9th Jul 17 at 6:32 PM
    Way back at the beginning of 2015 I posted looking for advice regarding a parking charge notification I had received from Euro Car Parks Ltd. As the alleged infringement took place in Scotland, I also live there, the advice was ignore all letters, which I did. Surprisingly I received fewer than I expected with the last letter December 2015. I thought that was the end of it as I had received no further letters until this week a letter from Zenith Collections arrived stating the debt recovery has now been passed to them and "it is our intention to collect this debt and pursue it to a legal conclusion if necessary".

    A few questions if you don't mind.
    Are Zenith and Euro Car Parks one and the same?
    What would the advice be on how to respond, or not to Zenith, continue to ignore?
    Is it uncommon to receive such notification this long after the original charge?
    Finally, does this mean I am likely to get another round of letters asking, demanding payment?
    Thanks in advance for any and all advice.
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 9th Jul 17, 6:40 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:40 PM
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    As the alleged infringement took place in Scotland, I also live there, the advice was ignore all letters,
    Still is!

    Are Zenith and Euro Car Parks one and the same?
    Nope, Zenith are aka Debt Recovery plus, as post #4 of the NEWBIES thread tells you, with an amusing link to an old thread.


    Is it uncommon to receive such notification this long after the original charge?
    Nope, they are all desperately trying to scrape the barrel with late scary letters. Yes, you will get more.

    Ignore.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • trebor51
    • By trebor51 9th Jul 17, 6:52 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:52 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:52 PM
    Thanks for the very quick response.
    • Redx
    • By Redx 9th Jul 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 7:36 PM
    the statue (time out) is 5 years in Scotland

    keep ignoring
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 9th Jul 17, 7:42 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 7:42 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 7:42 PM
    When DRP send the Zenith letters it's a sign they are throwing in the towel, you will get a couple of these usually with a desperate reduced offer.
    To quote the words of the great Count Arthur Strong "You Couldn't make it up"
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