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First Debt Elimination Scam

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  • lou20_2
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    I feel a complete fool.....having received a phone call Nov 09 which seemed genuine and having looked on the website of Park Lane Services they promised me that my VISA bill would be cancelled and any interest in the region as they worked out at £1400.00 would be paid back to me for a small charge of £569.00 I proceeded, wish to god that I hadnt, up until last week I was trying to contact them by phone/email, no responce....logged on today and noticed this link to them, if you are reading this and received a call and decided to go ahead, if it seems to good to be true it usually is, I did think when the receipt back in the post for me to sign and return back to them, it was in spanish, I should of queried this but continued, I'm a single parent and having to pay the increase in payments back to VISA, leasoned learned, I contact VISA today and they are sending the appropiate paperwork out to me today, take it from there see how it goes, but not hopefull.
  • ILW
    ILW Posts: 18,333 Forumite
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    How do you KNOW they were? They heard the patter and believed the spiel. It's a bit like taking a packaged account from a bank when they say that it is the only way the loan will go through. You take it and believe the spiel(not everyone does but some unfortunately do).

    It does appear that most of the victims (on here anyway) were not just claiming back mis sold PPI, but were hoping to get the whole debt wiped ( interest and capital). That was where my comment about greed came from.
  • wiskas
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    They have been going since Oct/November 2008. No one has been sucessful and they dont give refunds unless you scream and go via Ministry of Justice who they are being investigated by. You will be assigned a case manager and she sits on the right of the reception/switchboard and wont take calls(in a meeting,on phone, busy e.t.c). They are based in Alhaurin(Park Lane Services International ltd) and Fuengirola Spain(First Debt Elimination/Escort contact website/contact Magazine Call centre). All town numbers listed are fake and go to the same switchboard. test 0034952197094 and all listed numbers will arrive at same switchboard. They cold call which breaks the code to start with and missell. Linked to Escort site scams and timeshare and ppi scams. Main office is in Fuengirola and anyone familiar will find the office on the left on the way to the market in Los Boliches. What was known as Telephone Tinas. Operation legally listed in Spain as Investment Marketing S.L More details and names available on request. If you been duped already Contact your creditcard issuer about a refund (quote section 75 )and /or paypal or if Debit card try chargeback to pull money back as quicker than asking them direct as you wont get through or use help from this site you are on now. More details and names available on request.

    We were scammed by them as well - Louise called me & told me that they could eliminate most of my debts - I paid £995 + VAT and received contracts from them - I was also told that the companies I gave details of were regular ones they had dealt with and that we would have no problem getting the debts wiped out & that they would contact us in 6 weeks to tell us to stop paying our creditors - it's now 4 months no call from them & they dont answer the phone or e mails - does anyone know if this is fraud & is there a legal case for them to answer??? i will contact the bank to see if I can get it back - how do i get a letter saying they have ceased trading???? anyone know
  • sueandash
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    polina wrote: »
    any chance of forwarding their new trading name. maybe everyone can call them and report it to the oft & moj?

    Haven't heard anything yet but will post any info as soon as it's received (or should that be if?).
  • tysonjade
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    ok it appears ilw was not conntacted by these people other wise theyd know what we are all talking about it also appears that they are unable to read the comments left by the unknowing VICTIMS ..!:silenced:
  • ILW
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    tysonjade wrote: »
    ok it appears ilw was not conntacted by these people other wise theyd know what we are all talking about it also appears that they are unable to read the comments left by the unknowing VICTIMS ..!:silenced:

    I have been contacted many times by these companies offering to write off my loan and credit card balances. I have even listened to the full pitch on more than one occasion. I just tend to believe that as I borrowed the money I have some sort of duty to pay it back, this means that I am not vulnerable to their charms
    As I said before, it is only those hoping to get something for nothing that get conned. Any pro con artist will tell you it is virtually impossible to con a totally honest person with this sort of scam.
  • Alpine_Star
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    ILW wrote: »
    As I said before, it is only those hoping to get something for nothing that get conned. .

    Yourself being a prize example of this.
  • ILW
    ILW Posts: 18,333 Forumite
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    Yourself being a prize example of this.
    In what way have I been conned?
  • Alpine_Star
    Alpine_Star Posts: 1,354 Forumite
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    You have been conned into believing that ''the current system where all the idiots that cannot sort out their day to day finances are paying for me to get free banking''.
  • ILW
    ILW Posts: 18,333 Forumite
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    You have been conned into believing that ''the current system where all the idiots that cannot sort out their day to day finances are paying for me to get free banking''.

    What has that got to do with giving money to dodgy "debt write off" companies?
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