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WA Readers Digest Sent Book Without Asking - Now Debt Collectors?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by Pius k Augustine, 28 February 2015.

  1. Pius k Augustine

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    Readers Digest had sent me a book called "Foods that Harm" without my request/subscription and they are asking payment for that. I told them I don't need it and asked them to take it back, but they keep on disturbing me, and now they've handed it over to debt collectors.

    Where should I complain about this, either in the Australian Consumer Law forum, or initiate legal action against them?
     
  2. Ponala

    Ponala Well-Known Member

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    http://www.consumerlaw.gov.au/content/the_acl/downloads/sales_practices_guide_dec_2011.pdf
     
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  3. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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  4. Pius k Augustine

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    thanks Ponala and Ivy. I have lodged a complaint with dep. of commerce consumer protection.But debt collectors are threatening that they are going to the court to enforce GARNISHEE ORDER or by WRIT OF EXECUTION. What is it? are they going to hang me?
     
  5. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Pius,

    A Garnishee order allows claimants (in this case the debt collectors) to recover money from your pay, bank account or people who owe you money. A Writ of Execution allows a Sheriff or similar to take possession of one or more items of your property. These item/s are sold the proceeds are used to repay the debt.
     
  6. Pius k Augustine

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    Hi Ivy,
    Good on you Ivy,thousands of thanks and could you please tell me whether at this stage should I authorise a lawyer to represent me toavoid the risk of being ex-party. Court won't issue a verdict without allowing a chance to the accused to air their/his views! Am I right?
     
  7. Ivy

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    Hi Pius,

    Yes, I suggest that you contact a lawyer.
     

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