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    papa_umau
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    Rip-Off claims firms.....

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 08 Nov 2012, 12:36 pm

    Campaigners are calling for such claims firms to be banned from charging up-front fees.

    Citizens Advice say, some of these companies charge around 600 to take on cases while one person was asked to pay 3,300 in advance of anything done.

    The numbers of claims management firms has exploded since the payment protection insurance, or ( PPI ), scandal was started.

    A poll by Citizens Advice found that many of these firms often leave their clients in the dark and two out of three of those polled said that they were never given any warning about charges.

    This fresh call for action came as MPs were due, today, to debate the role of these claims management firms.




    SO, there you have it folks; it often pays to NOT get these firms to make claims for you as in many cases it is just as easy to write to the firm yourself.

    They have already laid many billions of pounds aside for exactly this reason.


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    Re: Rip-Off claims firms.....

    Post by zathrus on Fri 09 Nov 2012, 1:54 pm

    Yeah Paps, these firms are now becoming as common as ambulance-chasers and pay-day loans companies are now.

    Mind you I do not think that many people will be taken in with their claims about claims.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sat 10 Nov 2012, 11:29 am

    I would hope not Zath' but sadly, because these companies spend a lot of time making their adverts look attractive, many people are going to think that the only way they can get compensation for being mis-sold PPI contracts - that they did not want - is to go to these professional bodies to get the work done.

    In fact HERE is the government FSA site where a claim-form for exactly this reason can be downloaded, filled in and sent for free.


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    Post by Angie baby on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 12:31 pm

    Thanks for that Papa. I think I will just go there and see how easy it is for ordinary people to make such claims directly.

    I have to admit that I too have been very confused about what is going on here.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 12:17 pm

    My pleasure Angie !


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