Fraudulent Debt Collection Practices

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From: darren-edward

Dear Serious Fraud Office,

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Have any Debt Collections Agencies ever been investigated by the serious fraud office for their practices in regards to the points below;

a. Fair Trading Act 1986 21A s1, Companies demanding payment of unsolicited goods or services complies that would contradict this act; and
b. Fair Trading Act 1986 21A s2, Companies are required to give all rights and obligations to the recipient of their instruments; and
3. Confirm that the demand or payment complies with Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1975 s4, s5; and
4. If the Demand for Payment is unlawful and breaches the above Fair Trading act it would also breach the, Crimes Act 1961, 240 s2 a (i), b, c;

Would the serious fraud office investigate if a complaint was to be forthcoming by anyone receiving such presentments by these Debt Collection Companies for serious breaches of the Fair Trading Act and the Crimes Act;
Yours faithfully,


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Tēnā koe/Dear Darren Edward


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Dear Darren Edward


Please find attached our response to your request for information
CON0010532 dated 7 August 2022.


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The Serious Fraud Office

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