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NSW Unfulfilled Mobile Phone Contract - Can They Take Me to Court?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by BlueCab, 11 January 2017.

  1. BlueCab

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    I have left Australia due to Visa problems. I had a mobile phone contract that I cannot fulfil. I have returned the handset and charger and given them a cover letter. They are now pursuing the debt. I am in the UK.

    Can they take me to court?
     
  2. Victoria S

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    Where and how are they pursuing the debt? Is it just within Australia? Do you plan to return to Australia?
     
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    Hi Victoria

    I am in the UK now. They are in contact via Email and have now given the debt to a debt collection agency. I will not be returning to Australia. Thank you
     
  4. Hayder Shkara

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    How much is the debt worth?
     
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    Hi

    The amount is 1080 dollars
     
  6. Hayder Shkara

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    Could take it to court. If you don't respond, get a default judgment on you. Will go up on your credit history. Not sure if this will follow you to the UK. Maybe someone can shed some light on that.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I have been in touch with them on numerous occasions and they have got the phone back but they are not taking this into account regarding the debt. I have taken some legal advice in the UK and have all the correspondence to back up my case. So thank you for your time.

    Regards
     
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