Jokers, total jokers. Wrote to me about a week ago chasing me for a debt to Sky. I don't have a Sky account.
I rang them. They confirmed it was my previous address and they had to 'track me down' and I would be charged for this. I pointed out I still own my previous address and have personal and company mail redirects in place. Any mail that failed to be redirected would be collected by me on my numerous visits to the property.
I asked them to provide documentary evidence of the debt. Nothing. I informed them that if they pursued me I would consider it harrassment and I would take legal steps and I considered the matter closed.
Today there is ANOTHER letter. Pending ligitation yada yada. I called them.
Can I have your reference number? Can you confirm your first name and address. Ok. Can you give us a daytime telephone number? Ok, mobile given.
Then I start.
Me : Can I confirm your name. Fine. Can I confirm your address
Numbnuts : What my home address, no I won't give that out.
Me : The address of your work please.
Numbnuts : PO Box ....
Me : No, not a PO Box, your real address.
Numbnuts : This is the only address I am giving out.
Me : Coward. Ok fine. Would you please take this reference number
Numbnuts : <stammer> Wha.. what do you mean? I have given you the reference number.
Me : Sure. Here's mine. I will be using it in all future correspondance.
Numbnuts : I don't need to take a reference number. You have ours. You are obviously not ringing up to pay the debt.
Me : What debt? No I am not ringing up to arrange any payment. I am ringing to tell you what I am going to do to your company.
Numbnuts : My colleague spoke to you five days ago. You have had plenty of opportunity to .....
Me : YOU HAVE 7 WORKING DAYS TO APPLY TO ME IN WRITING WITH DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE OF THE DEBT. ANY FURTHER CORRESPONDANCE WILL BE CONSIDERED HARRASSMENT.
Numbnuts : I am terminating this call.
Me : Are you? How big of you. And all I wanted to do was discuss this matter.....
These clowns are all over every forum going harrassing OAPs over small debts they would rather pay than receive harrassing phone calls.
I shall write to them, quoting MY reference number as well as theirs. Also any letters will be charged at time and a half as it's Christmas.
Thanks for listening. Rant over.