Strange Mint phone call

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Post by mikepapa » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:29 am
Had a very strange call off Mint Friday,, basicaly they were aware of my position regarding trying to propose an IVA but said that they were selling my debt to Triton ( never heard of them) & I could stop this happening if I paid £1 via debit card,, of course I didnt pay,, said I havnt got a debit card.
Dont think I would trust them only taking a £1, or am I being over cautious, there are that many scams out at the moment you dont know who is on the end of the phone. Anyone else heard of this ploy?
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Post by kallis3 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:17 am
Triton are debt collectors I think and have been mentioned on here before.

They will sell the debt on anyway, regardless of whether or not you pay them any money, and I would be very wary of handing over debit card details and trusting them to just take out £1.
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Post by Julie » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:38 pm
Mmm.....I think you're right to be cautious. I wouldn't trust them, besides they should know if yoy are proposing an IVA then you shouldn't favour any creditors by making payments, however small.

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Post by Michael Peoples » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:28 am
I think Triton are actually part of the RBS group and is just a fancy name for collections. It could be that if you paid the £1 the debt would not have to be written off yet and could remain on the balance sheet as an asset. Just a guess though.
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