Stop the harassment - bring debt collection agencies to justice!
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Stop the harassment - bring debt collection agencies to justice!

    1. Maha Charabi
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      Maha Charabi

      London, United Kingdom

Debt collection agencies are a burden to people from all walks of society. In a time of financial hardship for all ages, the thought that people, particularly the disabled and elderly who are struggling with debts being harassed by debt collection agencies is inhumane. Not only do these companies charge huge levies for even the slightest payment delays, but they are required to harass the person with bad attitude and threatening phone calls, demanding people give out their personal information on the phone. When people refuse to do this this they add more charges and say the person has refused to comply! Companies like these including the one the HMRC uses - Advantis - also send an inordinate amounts of threatening letters and phoning the person every day. It is absolutely disgusting. I have been receiving a combination of all of the above in error, and it made me consider how I would feel if the debt was actual. Especially for the vulnerable. Please sign this petition and demand that the government prevents the handing over of debts to these agencies. This petition also requires that these companies be properly regulated to ensure their actions are fair and that charges are kept to the rate of inflation. Harassment should not be allowed! The treatment of people by these debt collection agencies represents a violation of human rights and should not be allowed to continue.

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Stop the harassment - bring debt collection agencies to justice!

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    • Vincent Cardon LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Debt colector should at least see reasons in helping people in debt by offering them to pay a fee each month throughout a year or 2 instead of harrasing them or threatening them to pay the full debt amount when the money isnt actualy in their possesion on that due time. So because of them debt agencies, people struggling get more in debt by using loan shark to amass a total in due time ? or they end up with nothing to own? and i suppose, others end up with no roof to stay under ?

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    • Adam Jocepos Stass LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Red letter agencies use professional and barely legal methods to 'crack' their victims - this is absolutely disgusting - this kind of business attracts the lowest of the low into their employment (ex plastic piggies - security guards - screws), it is true they are targeting the most vulnerable - those who are supposed to be in receipt of benefits for good reason. I would not be surprised if the combined efforts assisted a few suicides of mentally ill people. And the majority of the times the debts for those people come into existence because of lazy slack benefits workers who are incapable of dotting i's and crossing t's. I of course only mean the above as to enlighten those in the dark to the absolute seriousness this should be dealt with.

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    • ste lewis CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      They are breaking the law by intimidation, trespass and using threats.

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    • James Matthews LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      personal experience of rogue bailiffs

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    • Roy Gwinn LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      The relentless phone calls are already unlawful, but nothing is ever done about it.

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