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Real or Fake Court Claim ?

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  • Real or Fake Court Claim ?

    I receive a lot of emails asking whether a court claim is Real or Fake. I'm not sure why people consider the court may send a fake court claim to them, but I agree the documents sent out by the court aren't particularly official looking, often poor quality paper that looks photocopied... however, on the page are details of how to log in to either moneyclaim online or moneyclaim beta Ö so to check if a claim is 'real' it is always an idea to register on the relevant gov/hmcts platform and follow the instructions to enter the claim number and password for the claim form received. If you can view the details of the claim it is real.

    There are two primary claims systems which the vast majority of claims are issued through.
    Current MCOL:

    New trial BETA MCOL:


    They arrive in a brown envelope ( mostly ) with a PO Box address for the County Court Business Centre in Northampton on the back as a return address.

    po box 300 northampton nn1 2tx

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    The claim forms look a bit rubbish... they used to be blue and on quality paper, but you know, austerity....

    Look at the details in the box labelled IMPORTANT NOTE and register and sign in with those details on https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/web/mcol/welcome then follow this guide to acknowledge the claim -> Acknowledge Claim and then post on the forum as detailed here -> First Steps

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    It could also look like this if it has been issued through the BETA system at https://www.gov.uk/make-money-claim

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    Any support I provide is offered without liability, if you are unsure please seek professional legal guidance.

    Received a Court Claim? Read >>>>> First Steps
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    Hi not sure if Iím doing this correctly so here goes. Friday we received this set of paperwork to my son. It is a county court claim and we are not sure if is real. We thought that you have to respond within 14 days but the date on the court paperwork states 30/08/21. Also it is a photo copy and some parts have been covered over .


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      Can you please post in the correct section. If you remove all personal details and upload we can take a look.


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