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    • PawelK
    • By PawelK 12th May 18, 3:33 PM
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    HM Courts & Tribunals Service letter genuine?
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    • 12th May 18, 3:33 PM
    HM Courts & Tribunals Service letter genuine? 12th May 18 at 3:33 PM
    Hi.

    I received a letter out f nowhere from historic debt enforcement team saying I had a court case from 2009 and I must pay. The letter doesnt state what offence have I made and only gives different options of payment and my account number within the case of a local magistrates court. When I opened the letter my first reaction was this must be a mistake and I got a bit stressed. When thinking about it, the only reason I can think of is some motoring offence back when I had a car. However, I can only remember two tickets I was given back then, one of which I have paid right away ananother succesfully challeneged. Is it possilbe they chase me for one of these or fomr something else I am completely not aware of? How should I contact them to find out more details? I know callng will be the easiest option but on the other hand this will be acknowledging the letter and I thought that after six years the case should have been written off and it is now over 9 years since then. Clearly, this is not the case with the court cases?

    Can anyone share their own experience or advise?
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    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 12th May 18, 3:53 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 3:53 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 3:53 PM
    This may well be real.

    Only civil debts become unenforcible after six years.
    You mention Magistrates Court so this probably relates to a real fine.

    Perhaps you should take this to Pepipoo.com. That forum has people better able to deal with real parking fines. A Hotmail email address will not work when signing up there.
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 12th May 18, 8:35 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 8:35 PM
    You need to find out from whom the original claim emanated, then let us know so we can give you more precise advice.

    HMCTS have relatively recently (last 12 months) instigated a process of chasing old unpaid claims.

    More info, more help.
    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.
    • PawelK
    • By PawelK 12th May 18, 9:28 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 9:28 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 9:28 PM
    You need to find out from whom the original claim emanated, then let us know so we can give you more precise advice.

    HMCTS have relatively recently (last 12 months) instigated a process of chasing old unpaid claims.

    More info, more help.
    Originally posted by Umkomaas
    Hi.

    It gives my account number within the case, division number which I presume relates to the local magistrates court that is also mentioned in the letter. It also says that this was imposed by that court 09.02.2009 and the ways of paying. It threatens that if not paid, the debt will be passed over to the bailiffs who will call by my address to execyte the payment even in good.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 13th May 18, 1:56 AM
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    • 13th May 18, 1:56 AM
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    • 13th May 18, 1:56 AM
    Post here, no HOTMAIL emails allowed, and NO posting without PCN pics or it's pointless:

    http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=30
    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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