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DCB Legal Letter of Claim

Hi, I’m new to this forum, but in desperate need of advice. A year ago (July 2019), I received a parking fine from One Parking Solution. I ignored it for two reasons 1)I had heard and read many things about this private parking company 2)It wasn’t actually me driving my car, I was being picked up from a night out by my partner (who is insured on my car!) who parked up, ran in to find me, then we left. (10 mins max).
I have since received various letters from different companies, demanding different amounts of money (QDR Solicitors - £182, ZZPS - £170) etc. I have ignored them all.
However, my most recent letter is a letter from DCB Legal, and it’s a ‘Letter of Claim‘ for £160. It reads ‘We expect you to pay the debt in full....failure to do so will result in a claim being issued against you’
Has anybody else had this? Do I continue to ignore? Have they been known to take people to court?
Many Thanks
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  • Redx
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    edited 4 August 2020 at 2:34PM
    Loads have had this debt collector letter recently and said so on here

    Yes they issued court claims

    Did it give 30 days notice and include financial forms ??
  • KeithP
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    edited 4 August 2020 at 2:37PM
    elljones said:
    Has anybody else had this?
    Yes.

    elljones said:
    Do I continue to ignore?
    No.

    elljones said:
    Have they been known to take people to court?
    Yes.

    You now need to be reading the second post of the NEWBIES thread.
  • Yes, it gave 30 days, and included an ‘Information sheet’ with the numbers of different’advice’ helplines. 
  • Redx
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    Then treat it as a legitimate and real LBC and do what the second post of the newbies FAQ sticky thread near the top of the forum tells you to do , which is the same as everyone else who came here with one

    Yes you can expect a court claim
  • There is a slip on the bottom for me to fill in to request a copy of a ‘Reply Form’ and ‘Financial Statement’ 
  • beamerguy
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    edited 4 August 2020 at 2:43PM
    It's just another DCBL claim which is flawed from the start because they have added a fake £60 and the courts call it ABUSE OF PROCESS.  DCBL are on a loser as usual.

    ABUSE OF PROCESS PART 1
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6014081/abuse-of-process-district-judge-tells-bwlegal/p1?new=1

    ABUSE OF PROCESS PART 2
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6103933/abuse-of-process-thread-part-2/p1?new=1

    UPDATE REGARDING DCBL (Direct Collection Bailiffs)
    If you have received a letter from these people, please carefully
    read this thread
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=76631816#post76631816

    You must reply to their LBA denying any debt and asking on what legal authority they have to add £60.    They don't and if they reply the answer will be perfect for the court

    Where did you get the parking ticket ?    It's not a fine by the way

    PS: NO FORM FILLING, NOT REQUIRED
  • KeithP
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    edited 4 August 2020 at 2:43PM
    elljones said:
    There is a slip on the bottom for me to fill in to request a copy of a ‘Reply Form’ and ‘Financial Statement’ 
    And the NEWBIES thread - link in my earlier post - tells you exactly what to do with them.
  • This is helpful, thanks! 
    So when you say denying any debt...Write to them, and ask them on what legal authority do they have to add £60? 
    I got it in a little local car park, that is now not even owned by One Parking Solution Ltd because there has been such an uproar locally. Some people paid, some people didn’t. I listened to those who didn’t. It was 12.30am, the car park was empty, and as I mentioned, it was 10mins max.
  • beamerguy
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    elljones said:
    This is helpful, thanks! 
    So when you say denying any debt...Write to them, and ask them on what legal authority do they have to add £60? 
    I got it in a little local car park, that is now not even owned by One Parking Solution Ltd because there has been such an uproar locally. Some people paid, some people didn’t. I listened to those who didn’t. It was 12.30am, the car park was empty, and as I mentioned, it was 10mins max.
    But where is the car park ...... Brighton area maybe ?

    They have no legal authority to add £60 and this is why the courts strike out cases
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