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CP Plus now at Debt Recovery

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lindsayb0706lindsayb0706 Forumite
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Hello,

I’m aware I’m probably going to get some stick for posting this but I have read through countless threads and I am aware there are a couple of options for my issue but I’m not sure which to do for the best, I’d really appreciate if someone can help.

I have received a “notice of debt recovery” letter from DCBL, same as several others on here with the infamous “can’t pay we’ll take it away” logo. It’s in relation to an unpaid debt to CP Plus Ltd from 23/02/2015 for a vehicle I no longer own. They’ve also added a nice little fee on there too!
As this was so long ago I can’t even remember what the alleged contravention was and I don’t have any paperwork to refer back to.
So my question is, do I...
Ignore the letter and wait until I receive a court claim pack (I am moving house in the new year and my surname has changed since 2015 so my concern is I may not receive these)
Or do I
Submit an SAR to the PPC along with a letter stating that I will be submitting a copy of the letter from DCBL to trading standards?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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  • The_Slithy_ToveThe_Slithy_Tove Forumite
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    I’m aware I’m probably going to get some stick for posting this
    Possibly.
    I have received a “notice of debt recovery” letter from DCBL, same as several others on here with the infamous “can’t pay we’ll take it away” logo. It’s in relation to an unpaid debt to CP Plus Ltd from 23/02/2015 for a vehicle I no longer own.
    So, you've read the other threads (not sure how you think not owning the car now is relevant in any way). Therefore you'll know exactly what to do.
    do I
    Submit an SAR to the PPC along with a letter stating that I will be submitting a copy of the letter from DCBL to trading standards?
    You can submit a SAR if you like. Or just wait and see what actually happens. The additional letter will make no difference whatsoever, so surely the best way forward is that for all these other DBCL threads: disregard, but file the letter; wait and see.
  • beamerguybeamerguy Forumite
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    Go to the ABUSE OF PROCESS thread
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6014081

    In POST #1
    UPDATE REGARDING DCBL (Direct Collection Bailiffs)
    If you have received a letter from these people, please carefully
    read this thread
    and click on the link

    DCBL are attempting ABUSE OF PROCESS
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS
    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
  • The_DeepThe_Deep Forumite
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    DCBL are regulated by the FCA consider a cmplaint

    https://www.fca.org.uk/

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Nine times out of ten these tickets are scams, so consider complaining to your MP, it can cause the scammer extra costs and work, and has been known to get the charge cancelled.

    Parliament is well aware of the MO of these private parking companies, many of whom are former clampers, and on 15th March 2019 a Bill was enacted to curb the excesses of these shysters. Codes of Practice are being drawn up, an independent appeals service will be set up, and access to the DVLA's date base more rigorously policed, persistent offenders denied access to the DVLA database and unable to operate.

    Hopefully life will become impossible for the worst of these scammers, but until this is done you should still complain to your MP, citing the new legislation.

    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/8/contents/enacted[/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]

    Just as the clampers were finally closed down, so hopefully will many of these Private Parking Companies.[/FONT][/FONT]
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
  • RedxRedx Forumite
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    Disregard

    Do the SAR if you feel you need to

    Complain to the FCA , CSA and DVLA etc as well , plus your newly elected MP too
    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
  • Thank you for all of your replies, much appreciated.
    I am moving house in the 1st week of the new year, I also have a different surname to what is written on the letter, my concern is that any letters relating to court will go to my old address. We will be redirecting our mail but only planned on doing this for 3 months, I’m guessing they could come back at any time before the end of the 6 years?
  • RedxRedx Forumite
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    So after moving email the DPO at c p plus and at drpl with the new address details and insist that they both erase the old address , attach proof of the new address with 2 redacted utility bills as proof of I D , citing the GDPR

    Keep copies by adding your own email address to the delivery contacts before sending , just in case
    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
  • Coupon-madCoupon-mad Forumite
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    Why not just send the NEWBIES thread appeal late, to CP Plus. They usually cancel.

    And if it was at MOTO then you will know from all the other threads like it, that MOTO cancel when people complain to them about needing time to rest/sleep at services.
    PRIVATE 'PCN'? DON'T PAY BUT DON'T IGNORE IT (except N.Ireland).
    CLICK at the top of this/any page where it says:
    Forum Home»Motoring»Parking Tickets Fines & Parking - read the NEWBIES THREAD
  • I submitted the SAR to CP Plus. They initially tried to fob me off by saying DCBL are dealing with the debt so I’d need to contact them. I persisted and have now been sent a form which asks me to state whether I was driving the car at the time of the incident. How very sneaky! Can’t even remember exactly what the alleged contravention is let alone who was driving. I don’t see how this is relevant to the SAR?!
  • nosferatu1001nosferatu1001 Forumite
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    It isnt

    Remind them their 30 days started on X date, when you submitted the SAR (if by post 2 working days later is the start date) and they have untill Y date to respond.
  • I’ve now received a letter from DCBL titled “Pre Enforcement Letter”
    It states as I have failed to pay DCBL or make contact they will recommend to their client the commencement of legal recovery action. After further applications have been granted by the court the possible impact could be:
    - enforcement action to commence, such as applying for a warrant/writ of control to remove goods
    - obtaining an attachment of earnings
    - placing a charging order on your property
    - prevent future lending

    It then tells me to make immediate payment to prevent further legal recovery action.

    I’ve submitted a SAR to CP Plus and sent a copy of the original letter and a complaint to the FCA and my local MP. I’ve made no contact at all with DCBL. Any suggestions on anything else I should do now I’ve received this letter?

    Thank you
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