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27-02-2012, 10:00   #1
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ESB to take on a British thug firm to chase after 130.000 unpaid bills.

In another anti ESB rant, the ESB are to take on heavy handed British debt collectors (IE, Thugs, Bouncers want to be cops etc ) to tackle the problem of unpaid bills, Most of these so called debt collectors are the same breed of people you find at the door at any city centre nightclub. Certainly not the type of heavy handed people you want banging at your hall door at 6AM looking for cash.

THE ESB promised last night that its customers would not be treated in a heavy-handed manner after it appointed a British debt-collection firm to chase down unpaid bills.

More than 310,000 cash-strapped families have agreed to payment plans where they pay their electricity bills weekly because they are unable to meet the normal bills every two months.

Of these, some 130,000 are in arrears on their ESB bills.

Now Electric Ireland, as the ESB has been renamed, has brought in UK debt-recovery specialists BCW to take over its payment-collection operations for its 1.3 million customers.


http://www.independent.ie/business/p...s-3029085.html
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27-02-2012, 10:05   #2
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That's shocking
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So cutting off people's electricity isn't enough?
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27-02-2012, 10:07   #4
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BCW are used by Bank of Ireland for debt collection too... they have an irish office in dublin near castlenock.
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So cutting off people's electricity isn't enough?
I'd imagine that the people they are chasing have got their supply from another provider.
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So cutting off people's electricity isn't enough?
I think they still leave you with a thumb and one finger, but you can wave goodbye to the rest.
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*sigh*
The bailiff business will go up and the courts will be even more packed with familys that are in a bad way already!

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THE ESB promised last night that its customers would not be treated in a heavy-handed manner after it appointed a British debt-collection firm to chase down unpaid bills.
Forgive me ESB but I consider your PR spin/words to be absolute cobblers!
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In another anti ESB rant, the ESB are to take on heavy handed British debt collectors (IE, Thugs, Bouncers want to be cops etc ) to tackle the problem of unpaid bills, Most of these so called debt collectors are the same breed of people you find at the door at any city centre nightclub. Certainly not the type of heavy handed people you want banging at your hall door at 6AM looking for cash.

THE ESB promised last night that its customers would not be treated in a heavy-handed manner after it appointed a British debt-collection firm to chase down unpaid bills.

More than 310,000 cash-strapped families have agreed to payment plans where they pay their electricity bills weekly because they are unable to meet the normal bills every two months.

Of these, some 130,000 are in arrears on their ESB bills.

Now Electric Ireland, as the ESB has been renamed, has brought in UK debt-recovery specialists BCW to take over its payment-collection operations for its 1.3 million customers.


http://www.independent.ie/business/p...s-3029085.html


Exaggerate much
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BCW are used by Bank of Ireland for debt collection too... they have an irish office in dublin near castlenock.
You have to wonder why though, I mean its not like they have any more legal powers than the bank. They can't seize property or otherwise interfere with peoples' business unless they go through the court.
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You have to wonder why though, I mean its not like they have any more legal powers than the bank. They can't seize property or otherwise interfere with peoples' business unless they go through the court.
Just means that if you do get dragged to court, on top of your possible court costs and actual ESB bill, you now face further costs charged possibly by an additional agency to boot!

This will not end well!
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pay as you go electricity might be the best for some customers in the future,sure esb might make a bit less if people use their power a bit more gingerly.Its gas the way prices always go up.
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Most of these so called debt collectors are the same breed of people you find at the door at any city centre nightclub.
Nonsense.


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Certainly not the type of heavy handed people you want banging at your hall door at 6AM looking for cash.
Illegal and doesn't happen.
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I usesd this last time i had trouble with a debt collection ageney. I was 100% in the right and owed nothing. It was a clerical error on the companies part that i was dealing with.



I am in receipt of a letter from you regarding the above reference no.
It is apparent that you are acting on the presumption that some relationship that you may have with XXXXX XXXXXXX Limited, is in some way related to me.
I am not a party to this implied relationship you have with XXXXX XXXXXX Limited either directly, indirectly or by means of any tacit consent.

Accordingly, I do not understand how to respond to you inasmuch as I am unaware of any contractual relationship between us.

As a courtesy and because you may find it helpful, I can confirm that the last correspondence I had from XXXXX XXXXXXX XXX Limited was a phone call from XXXXXXX XXXX back in January 2011 where I have informed XXXXX XXXXXX Limited that this matter is settled & no monies whatsoever are due.


Heard nothing since.
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I'd rather debt collectors collect the monies owed to the ESB than my bill going up and up to cover the costs of others. Sorry but I'm already extremely careful with power and heating because I know what I can afford to pay when the bill comes.
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Will they be wearing black and tan coloured clothes when they come knocking?
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