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Never seen a parking ticket but now have letter from dcb legal Ltd.

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  • NEVER PAY DCBL ...... They add fake amounts, the £70 claiming it is for damages. UTTER CRAP
    They sign a statement of truth and lie to the court

    This is UKPC, whose cases are utter rubbish

    The courts know all about DCBL and UKPC.  That is why DCBL go from growling bully's to chicken out cowards. See the link

    DCB LEGAL RECORD OF PRIVATE PARKING COURT CLAIM DISCONTINUATIONS

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6377263/dcb-legal-record-of-private-parking-court-claim-discontinuations/p1

    YOU NOW PLAY THE FAMOUS DCBL GAME with the help of this forum. 

    You do not owe £170, IT'S ALL A FAKE and YOU will never GET a CCJ
    DO NOT PAY ANYTHING


  • (((But yes - you MUST just email DCB Legal and the DPO of the parking firm (both) to ERASE your old address because you can't trust these firms not to use it for the claim, unless they erase it. )))


    Thanks for the advice. I understand what you're saying. Although how do I contact the DPO of the parking firm? It said that dcb legal Ltd act for UK Parking Control Limited. Does that mean the parking firm is UK Parking Control Limited? Would I have to contact UK Parking Control Limited to ask for the details of their DPO? Would I need to explain there was a crossover as I moved house and DVLA now have my current details?



  • id say ignore it
  • troublemaker22
    troublemaker22 Posts: 456 Forumite
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    edited 25 December 2023 at 6:30AM

    Absolutely do not ignore it. You must respond, if only to tell the data protection officer (DPO) at each of DCB Legal and UKPC to erase your old address.  The email addresses are dpocontact@dcblegal.co.uk and dpo@ukparkingcontrol.com 

    If I were you, I’d send the following:

    Dear Sirs,

    PCN [       ] VEHICLE [         ] DCB LEGAL REFERENCE [         ]
     

    I acknowledge receipt of DCB Legal’s letter dated [     ]. Please note that I reside at [         ] and that correspondence posted to me at any other address will not be received by me. I require each of your organisations to erase any other postal address held in relation to me. I have attached proof of my current address to show that I am the correct data subject. 

    Yours faithfully,

    A recent utility bill (not mobile phone) with financial details redacted will do as proof of address. 

    If you want to buy some additional time to prepare for the inevitable litigation after the end of the 30 days mentioned in the DCB Legal letter send a further email to the info address at DCB Legal towards the end of the 30 days:

    Dear Sirs,

    [SAME SUBJECT LINE]

    I refer to your letter dated [       ]. 

    Please note that while I deny the alleged debt, I am seeking debt advice.

    Yours faithfully,

  • >>
    YOU NOW PLAY THE FAMOUS DCBL GAME with the help of this forum.

    You do not owe £170, IT'S ALL A FAKE and YOU will never GET a CCJ
    DO NOT PAY ANYTHING<<

    Thanks for all your help. Can you also explain to me, of they're a real legal company, how are they allowed to demand money with threats for things people don't really have to pay for?

    I haven't looked at the template on here yet, but will soon.

    The thing that's making me worried about not just paying it, even though I can't afford it, is the crossover about the address. Even though DVLA have my new address and I will email the data protection of those companies with my current details, can I still fight the £170 because they had details of my old address when they must have sent the first letter? Or will I get into more trouble because of that if I don't pay it?

  • Coupon-mad
    Coupon-mad Posts: 131,189 Forumite
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    edited 31 December 2023 at 2:39PM
    You are not in any trouble.  This is a rogue, scam industry (so say all of us, and MPs too). 

    Do what @troublemaker22 said.
    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
  • Have you sent the erasure requests?
  • SSmith99
    SSmith99 Posts: 18 Forumite
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    I'm emailing the erasure requests now. The whole process of not paying it and seeing what happens next seems stressful, when I don't understand what it's all about. How can an official registered legal company be allowed to run scams?
    Shall I phone them to say I have a disability and not much money, to see if they will lower the fine?
    I feel like paying it just to make it go away, even though I can't afford £170.
  • troublemaker22
    troublemaker22 Posts: 456 Forumite
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    Never phone them.  Not for anything.  Ever.  

    Your stress is understandable but unwarranted. These scam artists have no powers.  

    Forget about complaining to the Solicitors Regulation Agency (SRA).  The SRA is unfit for purpose.

    And stop elevating this scam  into a "fine".  How many times do we need to tell you that private companies are not courts and have no power to levy "fines"?   If I push a letter under your door tonight saying "Give me £100 or else." Would you consider that to be a "fine"?  Don't answer, they're both rhetorical questions.
  • SSmith99
    SSmith99 Posts: 18 Forumite
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    I emailed like advised on here to remove any other address than my current one, and it seems as if they're saying they won't do that.

    DPO Legal dpocontact@dcblegal.co.uk
    Good morning,
    Thankyou for your email.
    Regarding your request for removal of your personal data, as per your correspondence to DCB Legal dated xxxx,  DCB Legal can confirm the following.  DCB Legal have been instructed by UK Parking Control Ltd in Debt Recovery action relating to an unpaid parking charge.  UK Parking Control Ltd are the Data Controller in this matter and DCB Legal are the Data Processor by way of their case instruction.
    At present, the case remains open due to the amount owed being outstanding. As such, legitimate interest for processing the data on file remains. Under GDPR, the right to erasure does not apply under certain conditions. DCB Legal have considered whether the information should be erased and have concluded that in accordance with Article 17 (1) of the GDPR, DCB Legal are unable to comply with this request because the personal data is necessary for the purpose which it was originally collected. DCB Legal believe the data should continue to be held for the purposes of Debt Recovery action due to the case still being live, therefore DCB Legal are unable to erase your data.
    Kind regards,
    Susan Stokes
    Complaints & Compliance Associate
    Direct Collection Bailiffs
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