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shaun900

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Post by shaun900 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Hi I recently contacted an iva company they were very helpfull and asked me to use WhatsApp and bank connect to send the required documents across ie bank statements wage slips is this normal should I be concerned about sending my information across?

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Post by kallis3 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Personally I wouldn't. Reputable companies should not be asking you to do that.
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Post by Foggy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:33 pm
I would not authorise any company to access my bank details.
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Post by shaun900 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:51 pm
Interesting the company is uk citizens debt advice maxwell Scott limited has anyone herd or dealt with this company.

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Post by Foggy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:48 am
I have never heard of them ( which means they don't get shouted about on here, at least). But I would be wary of a firm that sees the need to style their trading name to look "official" ---- 'Citizens Debt Advice' - bit close to CAB !

If it is the company in Lymm, they appear to be 11 months old, which may be why they are not yet on the radar.
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Post by kallis3 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:54 am
I've never heard of them either. Please speak to one or two more companies.
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Post by shaun900 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:14 am
This is the number I have been given to contact them 08006980171 I've put this number into Google and the number has come back as safe and hasn't had any complaints I also contacted the bank and they said its common for iva company's to use theses methods of geting your information across I'll hang tight till Monday and try and call this company and get some piece of mind.

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Post by Foggy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:19 am
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:14 amshaun900 wrote:
This is the number I have been given to contact them 08006980171 I've put this number into Google and the number has come back as safe and hasn't had any complaints I also contacted the bank and they said its common for iva company's to use theses methods of geting your information across I'll hang tight till Monday and try and call this company and get some piece of mind.
It is used, but I wouldn't say it was common. I only know of CreditFix doing this routinely, but I am sure others do --- it is just something I would not allow, personally.

Ask them who their IP is --- they could be an intermediary who will just collect details and throw you on to a firm of their choice, as opposed to yours. It doesn't bode well if we cannot find their website or professional bona fides online.
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Post by Foggy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:26 am
I have found a website for "uk citizens debt advice" .... very basic, but does mention an IP. However, altogether not impressive.
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