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    • kingpj180
    • By kingpj180 8th May 18, 9:12 AM
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    IMFS ?? debt collectors
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    IMFS ?? debt collectors 8th May 18 at 9:12 AM
    Hi first time posting so bear with me, ive received several emails from a company called IMFS claiming I owe ebay 113 from 2012? this could well be accurate but I'm !!!!!!ed if I can remember anything about it. I'm not entirely comfortable paying it as ive no idea who these people are?? any advice would be greatly recieved
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 8th May 18, 9:25 AM
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    Hi first time posting so bear with me, ive received several emails from a company called IMFS claiming I owe ebay 113 from 2012? this could well be accurate but I'm !!!!!!ed if I can remember anything about it. I'm not entirely comfortable paying it as ive no idea who these people are?? any advice would be greatly recieved
    Originally posted by kingpj180
    They appear to be a legit firm and full licensed, but it isn't a debt collector I've heard of in connection with ebay before.

    However, whilst this is an ebay issue you might be better asking on this board

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=76

    The reason I suggest that is because of the date. There are complicated rules around whether a debt can be enforced or not and yours looks to be over 6 years ago so potentially unenforceable. However, as I said it can get complicated as there must not have been any contact from you during the period- so it is best to clarify there.

    You also seem unsure though as to whether or not you have a debt, did you use ebay and probably more importantly do you still use ebay or does anyone closely associated with you do so?
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    • RoyaleMale
    • By RoyaleMale 8th May 18, 10:31 AM
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    • 8th May 18, 10:31 AM
    Maybe the agency has realised the limit is almost up so they are rushing to get the payment.
    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 8th May 18, 11:33 AM
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    • 8th May 18, 11:33 AM
    Strangely when i did a search for "IMFS ebay" first thing I came across was this - which is from feb this year , and is also for 13 . Either a remarkable coincidence or something dodgy is going on

    https://community.ebay.co.uk/t5/Member-To-Member-Support/Email-from-IMFS-stating-it-is-a-debt-collector-for-Ebay-with/qaq-p/5804613
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    • RFW
    • By RFW 8th May 18, 12:21 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 12:21 PM
    Hi first time posting so bear with me, ive received several emails from a company called IMFS claiming I owe ebay 113 from 2012? this could well be accurate but I'm !!!!!!ed if I can remember anything about it. I'm not entirely comfortable paying it as ive no idea who these people are?? any advice would be greatly recieved
    Originally posted by kingpj180
    If it's a debt for 13 and from 2012, then I'd ignore it, scam or not.

    There's a six year time limit on having to repay debts. There's no time limit on asking for them. It may be that Ebay have sold a load of small debts from 5-6 years ago. If they're only sending emails they haven't got much to lose.

    If you want to waste their time say you don't owe it and ask for invoices/statements from Ebay.
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