dls wrote:You say that your cheque was returned. Why? Was your letter in time? Was it correctly addressed and stamped?
I contacted a law firm, and was told the debt collection agency had to accept any money I was willing to pay.
I am prepared to pay my parking fine: I trust them that I was not parked correctly and I accept the penalty.
So I wrote a cheque for the charge of the parking ticket only (not the late fee), and mailed it correctly to the debt collection agency. The cheque was returned because it was not the full amount (ticket fee + late fee).
The parking eye case is an interesting read.
I'm finding it very hard to decide if I should fight this dispute or just pay the whole fine. Its worrying how these companies are allowed to operate, relying scare tactics.
Thank you both for offering me your thoughts.
EDIT: I would also like to point out I have not (since my cheque was not cashed) payed anything. Have my actions made me a target now? Would you say I am unable to ignore them and hope they will go away at this stage?