Control Account scam???
A Little while ago, my In laws recieved a letter addressed to me. The letter was from control account plc, saying they were collecting £150 for Import/export/vat/tax on behalf of UPS.
Well I did have a guitar sent to their address as I was in the process of moving house.
Immediately I payed the money via their website using PayPal, there were other options to pay. After I payed, I decided to call UPS and complain as the letter had said that UPS had tried to contact me to pay the money I owed them and I had not responded. Well I never received any letter, phone calls or emails from UPS. So I called them to complain about not contacting me and handing it over to a debt collection agency.
After a very long phone called I was told by UPS that I dont owe them any money and that they never use control account.
So at this point I felt sick as I realised I had been scammed.
I talked to my bank and they suggested that I contacted paypal.
PayPal opened a claim on my behalf and said control account would have 10 days to reply.
Well I got my money back, since then control Account have called me, txt me, and sent more threatening letters to my in laws address, now adding late fees.
Has anyone else had any dealings with control account?
Any ideas on how I can get them to stop pestering me? I've blocked two different phone numbers they called me from so far but my in laws are worried about someone turning up at there house, although I doubt that will happen.
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