Hope I'm posting correctly, am looking for some advice. I had been visiting a friend recently over the past few months using the M5 toll. I had never used it before other than a handful of times when it wash cash based. I found I never made it to the shop on time to pay on the day and so 90% of the time paid on receiving the 1st letter costing €6 (wish was costing me a fortune). I have never dodged bills in my life. I have tried to keep all the receipts but even though I paid for every journey EFLOW solicitors have sent me a letter with a bill of almost €300 based on 2 journeys, I replied explaining I have always paid and that it a mistake.
Today I received a letter with the amount now up to €700 and they are persuing me for it. I am terrified of what will happen, I refuse to pay for something sent in error but I am not able to find all of my receipts as I stored them in several places (carelessly in hindsight).
If I had the money that would be one thing, though it's not right to be bullied into paying something I don't owe. However I am parenting alone, full time at university and dd begining school this year. As it is I struggle to keep a roof over our heads and the rest! Will a judge listen to me? How can I prove I'm telling the truth?
Needless to say I don't visit that friend anymore, I can't afford the €6 each way too often never mind the incorrect charges!! Please advise & thanks for reading