posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 05:27 PM
First I want to make clear I am not talking about people not living up to their responsibilities and paying their debt's...but what I am talking
about is rip off bailiffs who apply bogus and unlawful fee's to line their back pocket's! And in particular those who abuse their powers by making
illegal threat's and committing FRAUD by charging for work not done.
Up until quite recently I have never had to deal with bailiffs in my life and never thought I would have to. I'm not going to go in to the
specific's but the debt was for £72.75 and given the opportunity it should have been simple to resolve...I had two bailiffs visit me for the first
time and they gave me 20 min's to find £332.75. I paid it because they told me there was a van and a locksmith on the way to break into my home and
my distraught 11 year old daughter who suffers from a chronic anxiety disorder was there ( that's a very abridged version, they made several
threat's and intimidated me greatly while my daughter was present)
It as taken me many hour's and day's of email's and phone calls and research and I have made a LOT of noise! ....but today I have been reimbursed
£235.50 for unlawful fee's! The only bailiff fee that was lawful was a £24.50 first visit charge.The rest of the complaint is still being looked
at...but the money is out of their back pocket and back in mine!
What sadden's me, is the amount of vulnerable people and families who perhaps aren't equipped or capable of questioning and complaining, who fall
prey to their despicable practise's. But even still, I can't help but feel a little satisfaction for myself....I stood up to bailiff scum and I won!