Debt Recovery Plus were recently taken to court for contacting a motorist directly.
When a motorist is contesting a parking charge, they are within their rights to require a debt collecting company to go through an agent and not contact them directly. In this particular case, the motorist did use an agent, Appeal My Ticket, and the agent informed DR+ that if they contacted the client directly they would be liable to £200 plus costs.
DR+ did contact the client directly, so Appeal My Ticket filed a county court claim for £200. DR+ failed to contest the claim, so a default judgment was obtained against them. Presumably they are so used to sending out their own fake threats of court action that they did not realise this was a real claim.
DR+ then failed to pay, which means they now have a CCJ entered against them, which can be enforced.
MIL Collections perhaps?
The Parking Prankster