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Previously on "Things about to get very serious and much more real? / Felicitas Letters"

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  • Wtaf
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    I tried to object to Felicitas being struck off but was told that you can only do this if legal action is being taken by the company. Has anyone ever had legal action taken against them by Felicitas? Doubtful and perhaps their threats never were going to go any further because they knew down the line that it would stop them being stuck off? This new lot seem to be Felicitas v2, don't give them a penny!

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  • GregRickshaw
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    Did you read Caroline's article properly? Or even between the lines? As long as you know what you have signed up to fund. EL want to get funding not to defend these claims but to launch an attack on this new bunch all of us involved would love to see that happen just as long as you realise what EL are doing.

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  • HarveyBains
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    I've bitten the bullet and joined Elysium at a fixed all-inclusive fee of £950+vat.
    I'm one of 50 other contractors (thus so far) in their group. I think they will defend robustly.
    I can update the group if anyone else wants to know how Elysium proceeds against West 28th street.

    To be fair I think their fixed price fee is very reasonable normally it would cost that much just to have an initial conversation with a legal tax expert.
    Last edited by HarveyBains; 30 November 2022, 18:39.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by creativity View Post
    Good article.
    Let's hope West 28th do bring thier solicitors to the table - which will likely be a waste of time and erode more of thier funds.

    Of course we all know its just a sham company created recently whose only business is to try another mail box drop scam. I'm sure it won't be the last either, until the vermin behind such companies are ten foot under.
    Did no one pay attention to what the previous lot did - they will do everything they can to make your life a misery while spending as little as possible.

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  • creativity
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    Good article.
    Let's hope West 28th do bring thier solicitors to the table - which will likely be a waste of time and erode more of thier funds.

    Of course we all know its just a sham company created recently whose only business is to try another mail box drop scam. I'm sure it won't be the last either, until the vermin behind such companies are ten foot under.
    Last edited by creativity; 29 November 2022, 21:30.

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  • HarveyBains
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    I am a new contributor to this forum just sharing and airing my concerns in full public view. It kind of helps me to de-stress.
    This news article below sums up my current knowledge to date of this West28th situation:
    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/...-from-new-firm
    Last edited by HarveyBains; 29 November 2022, 18:52.

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  • MrO666
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    So I've spoken to two different people who were being chased by Felicitas, yet only one of them has received the letter from West 28th, the other has not had anything.

    Interesting......

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  • hudson
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    I believe Andrew William Thompson is the common thread in all of this, right from the scheme days. He is the puppet-master pulling the strings. I have spoken to this scumbag, I remember him retrospectively talking about an 'appetite for risk' to scheme users when it was never mentioned during the hard sell.

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  • GregRickshaw
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    Originally posted by ian1066 View Post

    the exact response they deserve ... i believe these people are just Felicitas in disguise.
    who were THL in disguise

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  • ian1066
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    Originally posted by hudson View Post

    They dont even have a real office, they operate from a virtual office/postal box in London to present an image of some grandiose operation, when they dont even have a telephone number to contact them on. You cant even read the signature of the person signing the letter they posted out this week. These are 'people' who clearly want to operate from the shadows as they will be disappearing as soon as they are done fleecing some more low-hanging fruit.

    I know a scam when I see one and my response to them after throwing the letter in the bin is "f**k o** you c*ts"! I've been led to believe this the most apt response, what it lacks in depth and sophistication, it more than makes up for with its delightful clarity.
    the exact response they deserve ... i believe these people are just Felicitas in disguise.

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  • ian1066
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    Originally posted by hudson View Post

    My solicitor is lodging an objection to the strike off as they have questions to answer. The have acted criminally, they have fraudulently taken money off people claiming that they hold the rights to collect the loans, people who have paid who we are now hearing are being harrassed by the latest bunch of scheisters. There is clearly an incestuous trail of connections and people in all the newly-formed companies appearing and making demands. This needs to be investigated properly by HMRC before the are allowed to disappear. People who have paid up previously and are receiving demands need to get in touch with HMRC and object to the dissolution.

    Get in touch with HMRC people and object to the dissolution before they disappear into the shadows!
    It will be interesting to see what December 1st brings ....

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  • GregRickshaw
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    Sounds expensive a poster just above posted his solicitor took six minutes.

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  • HarveyBains
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    I just spoke to Elysium Law this morning and I'm quite impressed. There are charging flat fixed fee of around £1200 to defend all inclusive.
    They've got about 50 clients signed up to their case.
    Though I'm still mulling it over yet, I don't want to proceed until I understand all their fine print.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by HarveyBains View Post
    I received letter from West 28th Street at the start of this month. They say I need to respond by end of this November as to whether I want to dispute or accept their case before they move onto to next stage. So I'm feeling worried as to what I should do.
    I'm thinking I'll ignore them as best I can until it gets serious and then I will join Elysium.
    Can they send bailiffs to my house to do you think. My house is under mortgage so that's the property of mortgage company.
    WTT state that you should dispute the claim. I would do that and then ignore everything until they go away which they inevitably will

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  • HarveyBains
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    I received letter from West 28th Street at the start of this month. They say I need to respond by end of this November as to whether I want to dispute or accept their case before they move onto to next stage. So I'm feeling worried as to what I should do.
    I'm thinking I'll ignore them as best I can until it gets serious and then I will join Elysium.
    Can they send bailiffs to my house to do you think. My house is under mortgage so that's the property of mortgage company.

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