TC sends Collection Agency after me

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Post by Meathead » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:43 pm

I just emailed The Minister and my own MP. I'll keep you all informed of there response.
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Post by ski_bum » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:17 pm

Got the letter today, BASTARDS@@!!!
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Post by Dust Devil » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:58 pm

I just got it as well.
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Post by xsbank » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:14 pm

Except for me and Meathead, baaaaa! Baaaaaaa! Send the letter, the dickheads have e-mail and most of you seem to be able to write something, so send the letter. Don't just roll over and offer your other side. Complain! Its an unfair tax. Even if your employer pays it, its money he can't give you!

If you have proof that you paid and you still got the letter, get a lawyer to write a letter to TC and threaten them! It will cost you $50, but that's cheaper than the medical fee that you are all prepared to pay.
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Post by Highflyinpilot » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:20 pm

Got one today also. owing 55$.

Is that even legal, I got no warnings or paper stating that I owe them 55$ in a whole year and a half, now all of a sudden I get this collection agency shit.
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Post by xsbank » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:30 pm

Stephen Harper, Lawrence Cannon and the Standing Committee.
mintc@tc.gc.ca, Harper.S@parl.gc.ca, TRAN@parl.gc.ca
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Post by harddeckflyer » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:35 pm

Chalk my name up on the list for getting the letter. Just got it today and this is bull shit, as well I had no notice and was pretty sure I had paid it.
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Post by TAT » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:09 pm

I have to agree this is horsesh**. No letter or anything notifing of their intent to send you to a collection ageny.

I just happened to be in downtown toronto yesterday and i went directly to collectcorp. I was concerned that this "Defaut" was going to be listed on Equifax or Trans, i was assured that they do not list with them.

I myself am pissed at this 55 dollar fee that gives us absoultly **** all

I will be writing a letter as well to everyone or anyone that will listen...
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Post by Cat Driver » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:44 pm

Nothing happens in a vaccum.

How do we find the names of the individuals who thought up this Orwellian scheme?

Anyone besides me want to know their names?

Why should they be allowed to make these draconian decisions and be hidden from their employer ( read us ) safe and secure from the contempt with which most of us would hold them?

Anyone else like to know their names and job description??
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Post by Justwannafly » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:05 pm

TAT wrote:I have to agree this is horsesh**. No letter or anything notifing of their intent to send you to a collection ageny.

I just happened to be in downtown toronto yesterday and i went directly to collectcorp. I was concerned that this "Defaut" was going to be listed on Equifax or Trans, i was assured that they do not list with them.

I myself am pissed at this 55 dollar fee that gives us absoultly **** all

I will be writing a letter as well to everyone or anyone that will listen...
ok so they are a collections agency that's not list'd?...how does that work?
Is that common?
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Post by Cod Father » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:22 pm

Cat Driver wrote:Nothing happens in a vaccum.

How do we find the names of the individuals who thought up this Orwellian scheme?

Anyone besides me want to know their names?

Why should they be allowed to make these draconian decisions and be hidden from their employer ( read us ) safe and secure from the contempt with which most of us would hold them?

Anyone else like to know their names and job description??

I would be filling Access to Information Requests ASAP. Bureaucrates HATE it when that happens. Go after things like the contract between the TC and the agency, e-mails, meetings minutes, dates, reports.
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Post by mellow_pilot » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:41 pm

Good call Cod. If you got a letter, you might also want to contact the local news. Most of them have a touchy-feely underdog story every week. You could also make mention of how it's just more taxes that do nothing, like the taxes that pay for CATSA... see how we kill 2 birds!
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Post by flyincanuck » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:56 pm

Wonder if the Toronto Star and fellow news papers would be interested in this one...

I've called the company twice already and left a message for them to get back to me with a TC invoice #. Nothing yet.

I'll be writing my letter now too...
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Post by CD » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:19 am

Cod Father wrote:I would be filling Access to Information Requests ASAP. Bureaucrates HATE it when that happens. Go after things like the contract between the TC and the agency, e-mails, meetings minutes, dates, reports.
You could start waaaaay back on Page 2 where I posted some of that contract information...
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Post by Hedley » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:18 am

Hey! Better late than never! I just got my nastygram in the mail.

Now, the problem is, it's been so many years since I paid it, I honestly have no clue which $55 this refers to. It doesn't say, either.

Oh well, I guess I can't pay it then, if I don't know what it's for.
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Post by pitot » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:35 am

Got mine a couple days ago, called Collect Corp. and they said they dont send anything to the credit bureau cause it costs money. So for me I guess one of the burning questions is did T.C send it to them to trash my credit. Anyone hear if it was?
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Post by bigsky » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:49 am

If I understand some of the posts correctly, some of you are getting letters from the collection agency before you have had the chance to pay your invoice. I think one person posted that the collection agency had sent them a letter before their medical date!!

I think this borders on harassment. I think that any legal firm would enjoy the challenge of taking the govt. to court on a harassment case.

Me thinks that this whole process is a result of a mis-programmed computer..might be wrong but this collection deal seems to be running off the rails.
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Post by trey kule » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:50 am

Not being computerly enhanced, can some of you wiser in that field develop a poll for this site.
My suggestions would be a. Did you get a collection letter
b. did you get a collection letter and already had paid the bill
c. did you wirte the minister to complain

I dont know if polls allow multiple answers but it would be good to have an idea how many emails were sent to the minister. I talked to the local media folks back home and if there is a sufficeint number of complaints (their criteria), they will see it gets print in Alberta.
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Post by ski_bum » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:07 am

I have tried calling Collectcorp, 4 times this morning, everytime no one is there to answer my call, they want me to leave a message with my phone number, etc.

I would think in dealing with something like this, being a collection agency, you'd want to have enough staff to answer the bloody phones, WTF...
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Post by ski_bum » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:27 am

Update.. 10:30am Central, the phone rings you get there gay message then it hangs up on you. No more chance to leave a message. Anyone else get this?

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Post by trey kule » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:34 am

Pitot:

If you are correct that nothing is being sent to the Credit bureau, then this is just a fishing trip for a collection agency. Send out a bunch of letters and if the fools pay good. cost: about $2.00 a letter. Return, about 35.00. If they get one in 17 they are making money.

All those that want to roll over and pay it, keep the numbers in mind, for it is nothing more than that for a collection agency. It is truely a cost/benefit thing.

Lets hope the media will get interested and look into some of the things suggested such as who had the braniac idea to send these to collections, how was the collection agency chosen etc.

I am truly hoping this will send a message about double taxing. I think the government, in the past has gotten so used to being them against each one of us that this website has provided all of us with a chance to make them deal with us as a group.

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Post by ski_bum » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:51 am

Finally got through, the lady was friendly and promised me that this will not affect our credit ratings what so ever.

You cannot pay by credit card over the phone, you have to fax in the form or go through your bank.

I don't know if you can just fax it in without talking to them, but I don't really care. Fax# 1-877-766-7693. Giver! If they won't answer the phone, have shitty hours and don't return messages this may be the best way to get it in.
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Post by mellow_pilot » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:40 am

Fax them a picture of you flipping them the bird.
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Post by pitot » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:19 am

SkiBum,

I know the collection agency isn't fileing with the bureau, but i'm not sure that T.C hasn't. I would have to think that transport wouldn't go ahead and trash 9500 pilots credit rating for $55. I think this was probably just a warning to say start paying the fees. Guess time will tell.
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Post by trey kule » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:37 am

Ski bum wrote:
I don't know if you can just fax it in without talking to them, but I don't really care. Fax# 1-877-766-7693. Giver! If they won't answer the phone, have shitty hours and don't return messages this may be the best way to get it in.

Now there is a good Canadian. Government puts an unwarrented, double tax on them, then sends it to collection, and then makes it hard to pay, and then......"this may be the best way to get it in!!!!!!!!!!!"

How 'bout this. Dont send it in. Please. Everytime someone pays the collection agency it is both a small success for TC and confirmation that we are deadbeats and the fee is not the issue.

Please..Please..Dont pay them.

If you have to send a fax.....well the last poster had a good idea.
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