Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Boston, Lincs
ANPRS And Debt Collectors.
Couldn't sleep too well last night and watched an edition of " Nigh****ch " which shows the police going about their ( nefarious ? ) business.
In West Yorkshire a car was pulled into a Service Station off the Motorway as the ANPRS in the police car had flagged it. Turned out that the guy had debts that had been sent to a Debt Collection Agency and then THEY HAD IT PUT ON THE ANPRS DATABASE ! The Bailiffs were called by the police and the guy was held until they arrived and then driven to a bank to get money to pay the Bailiffs. If he didn't have the funds his car would have been impounded.
All very well you may say, the guy owed money but :-
Using the police as an arm to your business to collect debts ?
What if the Collection Agency had got the wrong registration number put on the database and a totally innocent person gets pulled, you ? The police will believe the Bailiffs rather than you, can guarantee that.
As shown on various TV programs some of these Debt Collection Agencies appear very dodgy and they seem to accept instructions from anyone with very little proof that the purported debt is indeed a valid one. Let me see, I'll think of someone I don't like, forge a little IOU and pass it on to a Debt Collector to get his car on the ANPRS. Oh. how I will laugh at the hassle I have caused for expending just a few quid on the Agency fees.
No wonder I don't sleep very well any more.