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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 10th Aug 14, 1:03 AM
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    Coupon-mad
    READ THIS BEFORE YOU START A NEW THREAD ABOUT ZZPS or DEBT RECOVERY PLUS!
    • #1
    • 10th Aug 14, 1:03 AM
    READ THIS BEFORE YOU START A NEW THREAD ABOUT ZZPS or DEBT RECOVERY PLUS! 10th Aug 14 at 1:03 AM
    Please...please... NO NEW THREADS ABOUT ZZPS or DEBT RECOVERY PLUS. NOOOOO!

    Yes we know you got a letter like this one...or a Debt Recovery Plus or Zenith version (yawn):

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/89511704@N03/8145428304/

    [B]...but no we do not need any new threads about it as we can't say the same thing again and again without one of us self-combusting!

    You need NO HELP ignoring debt collector letters so do not respond if any poster with less than 1000 posts, contacts you by pm offering to 'help' off-forum. We do not do that and the person could be anyone/from the dark side.

    Like all debt collector letter chains - don't start a new thread as these have been discussed to death every week of every month for about a decade. NOT JOKING - ABOUT A DECADE AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED IF YOU'VE MISSED THE APPEAL WINDOW YOU ARE LIKELY TO GET THESE LETTERS.

    Not saying for a minute the forum can't help you because it can if you simply READ OTHER THREADS...please...but don't start your own.

    Just read post #4 of the Newbies thread which is all about 'ignore the debt collectors' stage. Boring boring boring.

    And if you are unconvinced and still itching to ring the idiots, DON'T. DO NOT RING THEM.

    Search this forum for the word...'Debt Recovery Plus' or 'Zenith' or 'ZZPS'...(or the name of the debt collector if different) read all the other boring threads...and rinse and repeat and read more. But spare us the new thread please.

    New threads about debt collectors clog up what is a parking forum, not a 'oh look I have got the same debt collector letters...so have I...so have I...now what do I do' forum.

    There are only so many times we can type the word 'ignore' and post #4 of the Newbies top thread already covers your options...ignore, basically! Any more new threads about the same old thing is pointless.

    Thankyou - Happy reading & collecting of the letters. It is amusing when you know what to expect and that it is all hot air!



    Finally, 4 important things:

    1. - if your PPC is a litigious one like ParkingEye or Excel, then you should not ignore the PPC (ignore DRP though).

    2. - if you move house within 6 years, tell the PPC and debt collector by letter, giving them your new address as registered keeper and update your V5 with the DVLA, not just your driving licence address. You do not want to MISS an actual court claim!

    3. - if you get a court claim from the parking firm (cannot come from a debt collector!), do not panic, Do NOT ignore court papers!! Start a new thread if you need to actually defend one of these but not to tell us about debt collector drivel.

    4. Debt collectors like Debt Recovery Plus or ZZPS or TNC cannot litigate.
    Last edited by Coupon-mad; 23-10-2016 at 4:42 PM.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 17th Sep 17, 10:39 AM
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    Quentin
    Ignore debt collectors. Read from page one
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 19th Sep 17, 9:51 PM
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    Umkomaas
    Bumped for those who think we need to see more debt collector letters.

    PS - we don't, thank you!
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 23rd Sep 17, 2:02 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    Ignore debt collector trash, but it's never too late to complain to the retailers:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5666099

    Ignore debt collectors re private scams, but ALWAYS kick up a fuss with the hand that feeds the scam.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 26th Sep 17, 10:11 AM
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    Coupon-mad
    Look at StaffsSW's collection of daft 'debt collector' letters:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=72293259#post72293259
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 7th Oct 17, 11:56 AM
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    scd3scd4
    Ignore debt collectors.....they are donkeys!!!
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 19th Oct 17, 6:20 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    It's never too late to complain to the retailers, look:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5666099

    Ignore debt collectors re private scams, but ALWAYS kick up a fuss with the hand that feeds the scam.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 12th Nov 17, 12:39 AM
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    Coupon-mad
    It's never too late to complain to the retailers, look:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5666099

    Ignore debt collectors re private scams, but ALWAYS kick up a fuss with the hand that feeds the scam.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 13th Dec 17, 11:56 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    It's never too late to complain to the retailers, look:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5666099

    Ignore debt collectors re PPCs, but ALWAYS kick up a fuss with the hand that feeds the scam.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 4th Jan 18, 5:57 PM
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    beamerguy
    Due a bump up
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • timpo100
    • By timpo100 15th Feb 18, 3:00 PM
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    timpo100
    Hi, I made the error of ringing DRP as it said to call if I didnt think I should pay the fine. Basically I had a valid ticket to park my car at the time I parked but put my other cars registration in in error so I told them this. They then gave me the spiel about taking me to court, CCJ and I dont have a leg to stand on etc......... I initially ignored the letter from EuroCarParks as I knew I had the ticket as proof and forgot about it. It then went to DRP and by the sounds of it I have made the school boy error of ringing them. Has anyone else done this and still ignored them? I have searched through loads of threads on the subject and if I hadn't have called them would have just ignored the letter, but I did.... Any advice on what I should do at all or have I royally screwed up?
    Appreciate any help
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Jay Mac72
    Hi,

    Did you ever hear back from them?

    I have just rang DRP as I have had a charge passed on to them from Horizon Parking and they said the next step if I do not pay will be passing back to Horizon and their lawyers will send me court letters.

    Will this be the case?

    Thanks
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 15th Feb 18, 3:21 PM
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    Quentin
    The advice hasn't changed since last time you were here.

    Read up on this in the Newbies FAQ thread near the top of the forum.

    Then if you have queries start your own thread.

    Please delete your post above as this thread is not for posting individual queries in.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 4th Mar 18, 10:14 AM
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    Quentin
    Ignore debt collectors. Read from page one
    • Redx
    • By Redx 9th Mar 18, 6:04 PM
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    Redx
    as above (bump^^^^^^^^^^^)

    IGNORE the debt collector drivel.

    Just do not ignore a court claim; those must be defended. But they do NOT come from debt collector call centres!

    People think there is always a "next step", sometimes you just stop digging.

    read from page one
    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
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 9th Mar 18, 7:00 PM
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    Umkomaas
    read from page one
    For anyone who gets to page 3 of this thread and hasn't got the message, sorry, but there is little hope for you.

    Maybe pay up, and then get on with the rest of your life! They will have absolutely mugged you.
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    • Alliyaah
    • By Alliyaah 15th Mar 18, 7:26 PM
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    Alliyaah
    Not appealed as letter went to old address
    Apologies in advance if someone asked the question but i have tried searching and did not find the definite answer. We moved house so only weeks later collected old mail as we didnt expect anything. We have changed the addresses in DVLA but clearly few days after the PCN was sent to us. We missed the chance to appeal. I tried appealing on their website but it says its with debt collection agency. So what now? Shall we still appeal saying we havent had the letter as DVLA took too much time updating the records? Write to them only to change the address? If we dont tell them now about the change of address the debt collectors letters will be going there and eventually court papers as well. Please advise?
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 15th Mar 18, 7:36 PM
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    beamerguy
    Apologies in advance if someone asked the question but i have tried searching and did not find the definite answer. We moved house so only weeks later collected old mail as we didnt expect anything. We have changed the addresses in DVLA but clearly few days after the PCN was sent to us. We missed the chance to appeal. I tried appealing on their website but it says its with debt collection agency. So what now? Shall we still appeal saying we havent had the letter as DVLA took too much time updating the records? Write to them only to change the address? If we dont tell them now about the change of address the debt collectors letters will be going there and eventually court papers as well. Please advise?
    Originally posted by Alliyaah
    Why on earth have you posted on this thread ?????

    If you really want help you must start a new thread and
    read the NEWBIES thread FIRST ?

    You will not get help on this thread
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • waamo
    • By waamo 15th Mar 18, 7:37 PM
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    waamo
    Apologies in advance if someone asked the question but i have tried searching and did not find the definite answer. We moved house so only weeks later collected old mail as we didnt expect anything. We have changed the addresses in DVLA but clearly few days after the PCN was sent to us. We missed the chance to appeal. I tried appealing on their website but it says its with debt collection agency. So what now? Shall we still appeal saying we havent had the letter as DVLA took too much time updating the records? Write to them only to change the address? If we dont tell them now about the change of address the debt collectors letters will be going there and eventually court papers as well. Please advise?
    Originally posted by Alliyaah
    You need to read this thread from page one. Do not skip any pages.
    This space for hire.
    • Alliyaah
    • By Alliyaah 15th Mar 18, 8:05 PM
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    Alliyaah
    sorry. I read so much about NOT starting a new thread that i thought its ok to ask a quick question on the existing. Sorry again, didnt mean to annoy anyone. Delete my post.
    • Redx
    • By Redx 5th Apr 18, 3:52 PM
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    Redx
    as above (bump^^^^^^^^^^^)

    IGNORE the debt collector drivel.

    Just do not ignore a court claim; those must be defended. But they do NOT come from debt collector call centres!

    People think there is always a "next step", sometimes you just stop digging.

    read from page one
    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-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 14th Apr 18, 1:49 AM
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    Coupon-mad
    IGNORE the debt collector drivel.

    Just do not ignore a court claim; those must be defended. But they do NOT come from debt collector call centres!

    People think there is always a "next step", sometimes you just stop digging.

    read from page one

    IGNORE DEBT COLLECTOR LETTERS RE 'PARKING CHARGES'.

    COME BACK IF THE PARKING FIRM OR A SOLICITOR STARTS A COURT CLAIM (DEFENDABLE!).


    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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