The letter states this is a 'Notice of Debt Assignment'. Normally you might expect that to mean that the original debt owner no longer has an interest in the debt and that is is now owned by the new organisation.
This would mean that DCBL are no longer acting as debt collectors, who are powerless to do anything but send scary looking letters. Instead, as owners of the debt they would have power to take you to court.
However a closer look at the letter reveals the truth.
"has now been assigned to DCBL to recover..."
This means all DCBL can do is send scary letters. However once again the sum has been pushed to £605, which means that if uncontested DCBL can eventually apply for a high court writ, and from there send in their bailiff arm.
The Prankster recommends that you do not ignore DCBL but respond as per previous blogs.
The letter is also using terms which real bailiffs would use at the enforcement state. It should therefore also be reported to Trading Standards and Action Fraud so they can investigate.
More DCBL letters
have you received a letter from DCBL regarding a parking charge which is misleading and different to the ones already featured? Have DCBL failed to follow FSA guidelines and pretended they can act as bailiffs at the debt collector stage?
If so, please contact The Prankster at firstname.lastname@example.org