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    • TommyT1955
    • By TommyT1955 7th Sep 17, 12:50 PM
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    Park Direct, DRP, Zenith & Gladstones
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    • 7th Sep 17, 12:50 PM
    Park Direct, DRP, Zenith & Gladstones 7th Sep 17 at 12:50 PM
    Hi everyone. I've only just discovered this forum and, consequently, I think I can now see some light at the end of the tunnel.
    I received a PCN from Park Direct in June 2016. I duly waited for the NtK to arrive and then I wrote to them twice to inform them that their claim for cash was not valid. I gave them at least three reasons and enclosed all the evidence. As expected, their reply was that they still wanted money. They did not refute any of my assertions or evidence, but stated that they would pursue their claim on the grounds that I did not appeal within their 28 day limit. There followed a string of begging letters containing all sorts of exciting discounts and offers. They then passed the "debt" on to DPR who then passed it on to Zenith (despite them being one and the same). I responded to Zenith's demand with a letter informing them that I disputed the claim. Needless to say, that fell on stony ground. After a hiatus of several months, I have suddenly received a letter from Gladstone "solicitors" advising me to pay up. In the letter, they state that they MAY advise their client to instigate court proceedings.
    Having seen all the sound advice on this forum, I wouldn't be particularly bothered if they did. However, my initial question is simply how do I hold them off for a couple of months? I'm going on holiday soon and I really don't want to come back and find that they've instigated court proceedings against me in my absence and that I'm too late to file a defence. Any help with likely timescales would be much appreciated.
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 7th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
    Oh dear, three scammers in one post.

    DRP= JUNK MAIL

    ZENITH = JUNK MAIL

    GLADSTONES = INCOMPETENT SOLICITORS


    Is this a REAL Gladstones letter or a pimped out letterhead
    used by these stupid debt collectors ?
    Who do they ask you to pay ??
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 7th Sep 17, 3:49 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 3:49 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 3:49 PM
    If the letter has a ref starting with 3, and/or asks for money for DRPlus, then no solicitor has been involved and the debt collectors have just hired the headed notepaper rights to scare people. Never reply to debt collectors.

    Come back if you get a court claim - we win 99% of them, when people stick around here getting not just a defence, but bespoke advice for the hearing.
    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.

    • TommyT1955
    • By TommyT1955 8th Sep 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 11:24 AM
    Well spotted guys. The reference does, indeed, start with a 3 and they're asking me to pay direct to DRP. The letter also explicitly states that I shouldn't contact Gladstone's directly. There's a clue right there. Oh, they are scallywags and no mistake.
    Obviously, I've kept all the evidence and will do so for 6 years (you never know with these people). So, if any court case should ensue, I'll post on this forum and gather as much help as I can regarding how best to use it.
    Thanks for your contributions so far.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 8th Sep 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 1:23 PM
    Well spotted guys. The reference does, indeed, start with a 3 and they're asking me to pay direct to DRP. The letter also explicitly states that I shouldn't contact Gladstone's directly. There's a clue right there. Oh, they are scallywags and no mistake.
    Obviously, I've kept all the evidence and will do so for 6 years (you never know with these people). So, if any court case should ensue, I'll post on this forum and gather as much help as I can regarding how best to use it.
    Thanks for your contributions so far.
    Originally posted by TommyT1955
    The old and boring DRP rubbish yet again

    Best advice is cut the Gladstones pimped letterhead
    into tiny bits and follow instructions here


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-3Iq3XQkAw
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
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