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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 15th May 18, 3:03 AM
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    Getting incorrect defaults removed (Lowell related)
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    • 15th May 18, 3:03 AM
    Getting incorrect defaults removed (Lowell related) 15th May 18 at 3:03 AM
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    Ok contacted Lowell who say they will remove 1 of the accounts as its been over 5 years or should I say they say they will attempt to.


    Credit card one which shows as "account in query" they say I have to wait until they hear back from credit card supplier despite it being over a year since I disputed it and 6 year and a half since the fraud occured.


    Not sure about dispute 3 which is Vodafone, it shows account opened June 2013 but one payment made in July which as stated before I believe was when I recognised multiple unidentified direct debits and cancelled them but one or two I think from memory slipped through and bank refused to refund before I cancelled.


    That being said if it was July 1 payment was made shall I wait until August to dispute it as Im worried if I do it sooner they may start court proceedings.


    Spoke to debt charities who told me the debt can't be chased after 5 years but the default sticks on file for 6, thats the bad thing as they didn't record a default to 2014
    Last edited by dekaspace; 15-05-2018 at 5:27 PM.
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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 15th May 18, 5:39 PM
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    Bumped due to edit.
    • zx81
    • By zx81 15th May 18, 5:43 PM
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    I don't understand your post.

    Accounts will show on your files for 6 years after default or account closure.

    Whether you seek to settle them or not before they go for CCJs is up to you.

    If they're incorrect, then dispute them with each CRA where they appear.
    Last edited by zx81; 15-05-2018 at 5:46 PM.
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 15th May 18, 6:38 PM
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    I don't understand your post.

    Accounts will show on your files for 6 years after default or account closure.

    Whether you seek to settle them or not before they go for CCJs is up to you.

    If they're incorrect, then dispute them with each CRA where they appear.
    Originally posted by zx81

    Shorter point, they were disputed because they were identity fraud, one was by someone who didn't even spell my name right, and gave wrong date of birth, that however was opened in Jan 2012 meaning over 6 years, what confused me though was it defaulted in October 2012


    As it was a Scottish debt I thought it would be off my file in 2017, the debt collector has confirmed the account has been closed and claim they will wipe it from credit file im just worried that since the default wasn't until October 2012, someone will assume English law and try and take it to court.


    The other part was more complicated, a mobile phone was gotten in my name and due to shared postage box intercepted before it got to me, I had some unrecognised direct debits come off my account at that time which I cancelled but have a vague memory of bank refusing to refund one as I didn't realise till a few weeks after payment had come off (due to only getting quarterly statements and being in a depressive place at time) one was for EE I remember, this one was Vodafone, the company claimed to me when I spoke that since 1 payment went through it was a valid account and not fraud so I was liable, either way since it had a last payment made in August 2013 it should be unchasable after August 2018 so didn't know to risk chasing it up if they decide to take it to court.


    That does however make me think of something else, the phone was through Phones4U which is now no longer existing, can Vodafone legally chase a debt for it? (or can only the creditors?)
    • zx81
    • By zx81 15th May 18, 6:40 PM
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    That does however make me think of something else, the phone was through Phones4U which is now no longer existing, can Vodafone legally chase a debt for it? (or can only the creditors?)
    Originally posted by dekaspace
    If Vodafone own the debt, then they ARE the creditors.
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