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    • JohnLock
    • By JohnLock 1st Nov 18, 12:02 AM
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    Bailiff throwing weight around
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    • 1st Nov 18, 12:02 AM
    Bailiff throwing weight around 1st Nov 18 at 12:02 AM
    Hi,
    Today I got a visit from a bailiff claiming to be from a local collection agency.
    He drove a plain weight van, no logo of anything...
    He came throwing his weight around on my doorstep, demanding I pay £150 for an overdue bill for something I hadnít ordered online from Amazon.
    I do order from Amazon but not that often,
    I asked him what the item was and he said he didnít have that information, just that he was ordered to collect the outstanding debt from a high power.
    Alarm bells went off and Iím sure this is a scam, but then again, it could be legitimate
    I didnít pay and he drove off, not even telling me what he would do now?
    What should I do now?
    Last edited by JohnLock; 01-11-2018 at 12:05 AM.
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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 1st Nov 18, 1:47 AM
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    • #2
    • 1st Nov 18, 1:47 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 1:47 AM
    Watch "Can't pay, we'll take it away".
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 1st Nov 18, 6:00 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 6:00 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 6:00 AM
    What should I do now?
    Check your amazon account. If the password has been changed without your knowledge that should ring alarm bells. Otherwise just search for a transaction that is flagged.
    • Craig1981
    • By Craig1981 1st Nov 18, 7:26 AM
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    • #4
    • 1st Nov 18, 7:26 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 7:26 AM
    seems like could be a scam...

    did he have any id?
    seems like a one off payment for £150 is not quite right, as when referred to bailiffs for anything, charges are usually £75 for compliance fees (writing to you to tell you about the debt). enforcement action is then charged at £235 for a "home visit" by the bailiff if compliance has not been responded to. so total debt excluding original debt would be a minimum of £310 (if these are not high court bailiffs - much higher if they are)

    if they return, ask for id, who they work for, contact that company via a number from the internet, and verify the agent
    • Whatisinaname
    • By Whatisinaname 1st Nov 18, 7:40 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 7:40 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 7:40 AM
    Guys look at his previous posts before you waste your time. A Walter mitty character.
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 1st Nov 18, 7:51 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 7:51 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 7:51 AM
    Watch "Can't pay, we'll take it away".
    Originally posted by bertiewhite

    That wont help if he is a scam!
    • Edi81
    • By Edi81 1st Nov 18, 8:09 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 8:09 AM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 8:09 AM
    Troll alert! Some of the previous posts are strange!
    • ToxtethO'Grady
    • By ToxtethO'Grady 1st Nov 18, 8:00 PM
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    • #8
    • 1st Nov 18, 8:00 PM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 8:00 PM
    Send me your Amazon login and the long number on the front of your card, maybe that little 3 digit number on the strip on the back, and I'll try and sort it out for you
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 1st Nov 18, 10:07 PM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 10:07 PM
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    • 1st Nov 18, 10:07 PM
    That wont help if he is a scam!
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    It'd help realise that bailiffs don't just drive off when you say you can't pay.
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 2nd Nov 18, 5:41 AM
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    It'd help realise that bailiffs don't just drive off when you say you can't pay.
    Originally posted by bertiewhite

    Really, I see plenty getting told to get lost and people not opening doors or saying the car is on finance take what you want. On that very program.




    Just saying you are a bailiff with a debt means nothing, that was the point.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 4th Nov 18, 8:41 PM
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    Really, I see plenty getting told to get lost and people not opening doors or saying the car is on finance take what you want.
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    I don't!!!
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 7th Nov 18, 4:33 PM
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    I don't!!!
    Originally posted by bertiewhite

    Then watch more episodes and get educated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by scd3scd4; 07-11-2018 at 4:36 PM.
    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 10th Nov 18, 4:38 PM
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    Guys look at his previous posts before you waste your time. A Walter mitty character.
    Originally posted by Whatisinaname

    Got £40K saved but also a £1500 overdraft

    Dont worry, be happy
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 10th Nov 18, 10:20 PM
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    The OP certainly has a strange financial situation.

    Even though they only earned £9k in the year, which later changes to £30k a year.
    In the space of 2 weeks their savings went up from £9k to £20k, then 2 weeks after declaring having 20k saved they suddenly have £50k saved.

    But they used £30k as a deposit on a house and took out £20k to buy a car then 2 days later had £17k in cash to deposit.

    All this whilst having debts of £2000 and £1500, and savings now standing at £40k

    And they claim Amazon sent them $3800 which turned into £4500.

    Think they need a memory function for their calculator.
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    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
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