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    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 15th Jul 17, 1:31 PM
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    Met PCN- late demand for 100
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    • 15th Jul 17, 1:31 PM
    Met PCN- late demand for 100 15th Jul 17 at 1:31 PM
    Hi, We received a MET PCN back in April, I responded to it straightaway with the normal template type of letter listing the various non compliance with the BPA code of conduct and asked for a POPLA appeal code. I heard nothing back and assumed they had thrown in the towel but yesterday a Parking Charge Reminder arrived with 7 days to pay 100.
    The last sentence says "Further information including how to pay, the right to appeal (please be advised that the independent appeals service (POPLA) is no longer available) etc. can be found on the reverse of this letter.

    I'm not sure what options are open to me now as I was pinning my hopes on POPLA. Does this mean that it's been disbanded and that it's free for all for these cowboys?

    (sorry but I have forgotten how to attach files to the post)
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 4th Mar 18, 1:10 PM
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    Just an update on this one. The letters have stopped now but I'm wondering if they can add a marker to my credit file?? Is it only if there is court action as other companies (e.g. Vodaphone) can do this without court action??
    Originally posted by AJ16
    They stop once they realise you are not a mug

    NO they cannot add a marker on your credit file.

    These debt collectors are just simpleton idiots and it's not
    even their debt .... they were on a mugging trip

    Vodaphone can because you have a credit account
    with them ....... NOT IDIOTS INVOLVED IN THE
    GREAT PARKING SCAM


    Only happens if you lost in court and did not pay
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 11th Aug 18, 10:19 AM
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    Resolution and the last laugh
    Okay as last posted way back in March the letters from DRP stopped in the early part of this year. Well last week on the 5th August another letter arrived from the idiots, dated 26 July. It was a template letter and basically said that most people pay their parking charges straightaway, it's quite easy to pay (160), but "if you don't we'll recommend to our client that they take court action against you".

    Straight away I wrote another letter to the Mc Donald's HQ repeating a request for assistance made to them last year and complaining about the tactics of MET Parking Services. Yesterday a letter arrived in a brown envelope, it was our address but someone else's name. We opened it to find out who sent it so that we could return it and, surprise, surprise, it was from DRP again. It had my PCN number, the correct registration number and Mc Donald's location. It went on to say-

    "Dear (other person) we would like to apologise for a letter that was sent on 26/7/18 for the PCN listed above, this was sent in error and this charge has been cancelled"

    I thought it would give some people a bit of amusement, the message is - Don't give up, be smarter than them, make them work, complain to the client company and hit them where it hurts. The next step is a SAR!
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 11th Aug 18, 11:43 AM
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    Drp just wriggling out, such timewasters ???

    Give them some grief and waste their time now
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 11th Aug 18, 12:16 PM
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    SAR-bomb time!

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5849784
    Please note, we are not a legal, residential or credit advice forum, rather one that helps motorists fight private parking charges, primarily at the 'front-end' of the process.
    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 7th Sep 18, 4:45 PM
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    I thought it was MET? Not ParkingEye?
    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 7th Sep 18, 6:12 PM
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    Quite correct, many thanks for the 'heads up'. We have two cases going with two parking companies, I'll delete and post in the other case on this forum. We are still waiting to hear back about this MET case.
    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 27th Oct 18, 10:29 PM
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    AJ16
    The saga continues.
    As I said above DRP sent a letter in August saying that the charge had been cancelled, I then filed an SAR and MET Parking responded with A4 copies of all the letters sent to me and the POPLA appeal stuff. What they didn't send was a copy of the August letter so I emailed them back and asked for confirmation of the cancellation so that I have a complete record before sending in a request to delete all my personal data.

    They responded by saying- "There is an appeal registered to your case which is still under investigation. Once the appeals department reaches a decision, they will notify you."

    I emailed back- "I think that you are confused. What appeal are you referring to as your SAR response does not refer to any ongoing action? "

    They responded 22 October-
    "Thank you for your email, as advised in our letter of 6th September, your appeal to POPLA was rejected and therefore the case remained outstanding and payable. As you have not paid the charge notice the case was passed to Debt Recovery Plus for collection and remains outstanding and payable. For the avoidance of doubt this case has not been cancelled.
    Debt Recovery Plus, they can be contacted via the following methods;
    "

    Yesterday I got a letter from dated 24 Oct, it's identical to the one they sent in July requesting 160.

    I'm at a loss to know what they are playing at as the August letter sent to my address and with my registration number and the correct PCN number (but with someone else's name, said-

    "We would like to apologies for a letter that was sent on 26/7/2018 for the PCN listed above, this was sent in error and this charge has been cancelled."
    Last edited by AJ16; 27-10-2018 at 10:42 PM. Reason: additional info
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 27th Oct 18, 11:04 PM
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    Perhaps you should have let sleeping dogs lie.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 28th Oct 18, 12:30 AM
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    I would email Steve Clark at the BPA to investigate, show him the August letter too:

    steve.c@britishparking.co.uk
    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 28th Oct 18, 6:54 AM
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    Yes but the whole point of an SAR is to get a complete picture of what they hold about you and then request that they delete it. In this case although they sent the letter that clearly cancels my PCN number, they are still pursuing it, so even if I hadn't asked for confirmation that the charge had been cancelled it would leave the door open at any time in the future for them to claim payment or go to court. I want the whole thing wrapped up and put in the bin for good, so that's why I need confirmation from them that the case is dead if you see what I mean.
    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 28th Oct 18, 9:17 AM
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    Will do thanks!
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 28th Oct 18, 9:29 AM
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    I very much doubt that they would like this sorry tale to get in front of a judge. Have you complained to your MP?
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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