"Well knock me over with a feather duster". It looks like
the trend continues.This morning 18/01/03 I had the pleasure of receiving
a green envelope with a Portsmouth postal mark on it.
Upon opening the envelope "Lo and behold" inside was a yellow
piece of card with the same old correspondence from "Pat".
Naturally being curious I phoned and quoted the ext number as stated,
at this stage for security reasons I was asked to supply my name ,dob,
and full postal address. I was then informed that I owed SKY the sum
of £50.00 from 1997. When asking from what source they had received
this information I was Informed that they had brought out all debts
to SKY Analogue. Ok thats very nice for you but, where do I fit into
this equasion ?? As I said before you owe £50.00. MMMmm I dont
think so. But we have the information here from SKY themselves - including
Bank details !! No way I think I will give SKY a ring.
At this point after asking for the name of Miss J for reference, she
became very bolshie and started speaking in very loud tones telling
me "That under no circumstances should I call SKY - they have instructed
us that they will not be involved in any correspondence with any third
party", THIRD PARTY!!, If I am being ACCUSED of owing money I want
to know where and what proof if it really exists they have to back up
this claim. And please dont give me any of this so called Evidence especially
after six years, that has been generated from a Computer system because
the output is only as good as the input.
I asked what the idea of sending out a piece of coloured card was, surely
If they are a legitimate Ltd Company they have correctly headed paperwork
for this type of work, only to be informed that they could send out
what they wanted because the Company Registration number was on the
card. MMmmm ok, I will see what my Solicitor has to say about this.
Oh dont worry Mr Edwards you will have an official letter sent out to
you was the reply before the phone went down.
Needless to say I then started some investigative work on the internet
regarding Oxford (servicing) Ltd, PO Box 194, Welwyn Garden City, AL7
1YT. what I found at Companies House seems to be a bit suspect to me
at this moment in time because the address supplied is OXFORD (SERVICING)
LIMITED,REGIS HOUSE 134 PERCIVAL ROAD,ENFIELD,MIDDLESEX EN1 1QU. And
regards information on other Branches:There are no branches associated
with this company!!,surely that is or should be a branch?. And why is
the Postal mark from Portsmouth ?. Something is not right in my eyes.
I then proceeded to call again where I was greeted by a gent, before
giving any information whatsoever I informed him, as I have to by law,
that the conversation was being recorded on my telephone (Which by the
way is non-existent) he then informed me that if that was the case the
call would have to be terminated!! Why? a legitimate company with a
legitimate claim should not be bothered by a trivial matter, which IF
the recording device did exist would only serve as future reference
for myself. If such a debt existed would it not be on the Bad Debtors
list? I would think so after six years. Any how next port of call is
my Solicitors followed by SKY, as this Company in my eyes isn't worth
the piece of paper or should I say card that it is written on.
Any body else out there having the same problems please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
because I for one will not bow down to companies that try and bully
people in to paying bills that do not exist.I will update this correspondence
as soon as I have received further information.
Stoke on Trent
update on 27 January 2003
Today 23/01/03 I received a letter from OSL, thanking me for contacting
them (ha ha ha really is laughable), the letter informed me that the
attached statement showed how our balance of £51.96 was made up.(What
part of "I DONT OWE SKY ANYTHING AT ALL" do they not understand.)This
so called statement consisted of a OSL letter headed sheet of paper
five lines of typing on it !!! call this a statement - come on you can
do better than this.
Furthermore if I send them a stamped self addressed envelope they will
forward my complete history, I would prefer something more credible
please.The letter ended by yours Sincerely OSL (handwritten) for Oxford
Servicing Ltd (whats the matter can no one put their name to this pile
of rubbish, or is it a case of they dare not!!) sorry it just is not
good enough. Today I am
contacting OSL via e-mail Informing them that they have fourteen days
to forward me some concrete evidence of this this so called debt to
SKY,also I would like to know what information they have against and
about me under the DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 and if I do not receive
such proof in the said time that, they stop harrassing me.If without
such proof they continue to harrass me I will take action against them
via the courts for defamation of character, and also claim for the stress
that this has put on both myself and my wife. Come on every one send
them a similar letter and insist that they make available to you all
the information that they hold (REMEMBER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998)
against and about you, furthermore you would like a proper statement
of your so called account from SKY, not a OSL headed sheet of paper.
OSL is registered as being with this address:
134 PERCIVAL ROAD
and under the Data Protection Act below:
Notification Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Data Protection
Registration No Z4885686
when at Companies House it states there are no branches associated
with this company therefore where does this BRANCH at Welwyn Garden
City ,Herts come from ??
And why do we have Portsmouth postal marks ?
I will post updates as soon as possible.
I would like to inform you that under the Data Protection Act 1998
that you provide me with all details that you hold regarding myself
family members that reside with me.
Also I demand a copy of the total history of my accounts that you say
been issued to you by Sky. Rather than a OSL headed sheet of paper.
do not recognise as being from SKY.
I inform you now that I do not owe any monies to SKY, and do not take
If I do not receive a satisfactory reply within fourteen days I will
legal action against yourselves.