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    Hi All,
    My Partner recieved a "you owe - pay now" letter from Aktiv Kapital a few weeks ago, and ignored it as it didn't say what the debt was for or give any information other than "pay up or else yada yada". We have recently recieved another letter again with no information other than they were now offering a F & F of 77 on a 385 "debt" if paid by 22/02/13, we had just ignored this one too, but it's been niggling as to where this "debt" originated. The amount is the same as the one MMF were chasing which was allegedly for a PayDay loan (my Partner has never taken out a PayDay loan - hence why we ignored MMF), but have heard nothing from them since before Xmas - could they have passed it on to AK as they got no joy? I guess the next step would be a "prove it" letter?

    Thanks,

    Kit
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    If you are not sure what the debt is for, then you should send a prove it letter. Do not ring them and most certainly don't believe their discount offers. A few years ago I also fell for that old trick with Aktive Crapital who offered to settle a small debt for less than half, I rang them with my debit card, next thing you know I started getting letters demanding the rest. I ignored them and they stopped, but I wouldn't recommend this course of action at all! :nono:

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    • #3
      Re: Aktiv Kapital

      PROVE IT LETTER
      Dear Sir,


      Your Ref: abcd1234


      You have contacted us regarding the account with the above reference number, which you claim is owed by ourselves.


      We would point out that we have no knowledge of any such debt being owed to [insert name of company].


      We are familiar with the ‘Office of Fair Trading Debt Collection Guidance’ which states that it is unfair to send demands for payment to an individual when it is uncertain that they are the debtor in question.


      We would also point out that the OFT say under the Guidance that it is unfair to pursue third parties for payment when they are not liable. In not ceasing collection activity whilst investigating a reasonably queried or disputed debt you are using deceptive/and or unfair methods.


      Furthermore, ignoring and/or disregarding claims that debts have been settled or are disputed and continuing to make unjustified demands for payment amounts to physical/psychological harassment.


      We would ask that no further contact be made concerning the above accounts unless you can provide evidence as to our liability for the debt in question.


      We await your written confirmation that this matter is now closed. Otherwise we will have no option but to make a complaint to the trading standards department and consider informing the OFT of your actions.


      We look forward to your reply.


      Yours faithfully,
      Last edited by labman; 1st March 2013, 15:44:PM.

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      • #4
        Re: Aktiv Kapital

        I see that the Krooks at Aktiv Krapital have threatened to sent round someone to collect your doorstep.

        Unless it is unusually rare and valuable, they won't bother removing it.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by CleverClogs View Post
          I see that the Krooks at Aktiv Krapital have threatened to sent round someone to collect your doorstep.

          Unless it is unusually rare and valuable, they won't bother removing it.
          In fact if they did send a doorstep collector, he would be done for criminal damage as soon as he used a pickaxe to attempt to remove it. A doorstep visit is rare, as if one did turn up whilst matter is under dispute, a phone call to the police reporting a bogus official, giving the desctiption of the "collector", and any vehicle they are in will ruin their day. in fact it should pour grunge upon their splod in spades.eep:

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          • #6
            Re: Aktiv Kapital

            Originally posted by CleverClogs View Post
            I see that the Krooks at Aktiv Krapital have threatened to sent round someone to collect your doorstep.

            Unless it is unusually rare and valuable, they won't bother removing it.
            Though bailiffs did once levy on a door mat!

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by labman View Post
              Though bailiffs did once levy on a door mat!
              And got their cordwangle stomped on for it

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by labman View Post
                Though bailiffs did once levy on a door mat!
                Originally posted by bizzybob View Post
                And got their cordwangle stomped on for it
                As did Slough Borough Council, for it was they who were involved... link

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                • #9
                  Re: Aktiv Kapital

                  Originally posted by CleverClogs View Post
                  As did Slough Borough Council, for it was they who were involved... link
                  The report gave Slough Council a good slap, what bailiffs were they using I wonder, that would be such greedy slurpers, of the moolah?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Aktiv Kapital

                    When Aktiv offer an unsolicited settlement figure of 77 on a 385 debt then that speaks volumes.

                    They are not sure they have the right person, or the debt is statute barred, or it is made mostly up of charges, or it has previously proved to be unenforceable, or something else seriously amiss with it.

                    Prove it letter or ignore. Your call.

                    What is not in doubt is that letter smacks of desperation.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Aktiv Kapital

                      It most certainly has the tone of "we don't know if you owe anything, or even if you are the right person, but cough up anyway"

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by bizzybob View Post
                        It most certainly has the tone of "we don't know if you owe anything, or even if you are the right person, but cough up anyway"
                        Yes, it does.

                        Report them to Trading Standards.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Aktiv Kapital

                          Originally posted by bizzybob View Post
                          It most certainly has the tone of "we don't know if you owe anything, or even if you are the right person, but cough up anyway"
                          Which makes sending them a "Sod Off" letter all the more pleasurable.
                          Life is a journey on which we all travel, sometimes together, but never alone.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Aktiv Kapital

                            Thank you for the replies ... have one slight problem though, on the Prove It letter, it says
                            We would point out that we have no knowledge of any such debt being owed to [insert name of company].
                            - but we have no idea who we allegedly owe the debt to as the letter doesn't give a name, any idea's what I can put in place of a company name?

                            Oh and they can't take my doorstep - we don't have one, we live on the 8th floor lol! :laugh:

                            Thanks ,

                            Kit

                            PS ... Think we should be worried by the fact that they can't even spell Active Capital correctly? lol
                            One life - Live it!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Aktiv Kapital

                              Originally posted by Kitiara View Post
                              Thank you for the replies ... have one slight problem though, on the Prove It letter, it says - but we have no idea who we allegedly owe the debt to as the letter doesn't give a name, any idea's what I can put in place of a company name?

                              Oh and they can't take my doorstep - we don't have one, we live on the 8th floor lol! :laugh:

                              Thanks ,

                              Kit

                              PS ... Think we should be worried by the fact that they can't even spell Active Capital correctly? lol
                              "We would point out that we have no knowledge of any such debt being owed to "Any finance company, financial institution, credit provider utility, telecommunications company mobile or landline" That should do the trick

                              As you are on the 8th floor, they might not even get to your door, so in the words of JC Denton the character you play in Deus Ex: " What A Shame"

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