THE HALIFAX - BE VERY CAREFUL ( But DON'T be scared ! )greenspun.com : LUSENET : Repossession : One Thread
Hi everyone !
I felt that Juliette Turner's earlier posting about the Halifax "spying" on the site was a trifle alarmist and if anything would tend to deter victims from publicising the facts about actions by the Halifax and other lenders.
The Home Repossession Page web site is not "Secret" - it's in the public domain! In fact the more people know about it the better. I know that not only the Halifax but MPs, Solicitors and professionals from all walks of life view the site. Most importantly, so do prospective mortgage purchasers.
I agree that you should be very careful that you don't libel and that you don't give away any information that could be used against you. That doesn't mean to say that you cannot publish proven facts. DO NOT be scared of their tactics! A part of training in debt collecting is the use of fear - even when the debt is not proven.
It seems a trifle absent-minded of the Halifax to leave evidence of their internet travels in someones file - or was it? I leave that to everyone's own judgement.
Suffice it to say that I have given the Halifax ample time to make just reperations for the negligent actions, that I believe based on hard documented facts, they have taken in my case. I will continue to publish these facts - watch this space!
Do not allow anyone to deter you from using this excellent site! It has certainly been a godsend to me.
-- Tony Hayter (Tony@Hayter.com), May 31, 2001
-- Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 01, 2001.
If you've got something to say, you can say it here. Last time I looked we still had freedom of expression, and, as this site says: "Our stance: You are responsible for your debts. But where you think a lender has sold your mortgaged home below its value and is chasing you for the shortfall, you should have the right to question its claim without facing intimidation, demands for more money or legal threats."
So, as long as you're not trying to "get away with" anything, you should use this site to tell the truth, without feeling intimidated. We are a good support group, and help each other deal with the stress and the lenders' tactics. And we do it well.
Don't be forced to be invisible.
-- Eleanor Scott (email@example.com), June 05, 2001.
Lenders must be getting a touch desperate if they feel the need to "spy" on this web-site in order to further their case.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 05, 2001.
Absolutely right Eleanor - well said. Joy.
-- Joy Harker (email@example.com), June 05, 2001.
The last thing that I wanted to do was put people off using this site, but I obviously haven't anyway. I'm sorry that you thought I was being "alarmist" in my post, but it was a shock to find evidence of them checking up on me within my files. Whether they meant me to see that information or not, I don't know.
I'm sorry if my post bothered anyone, I just thought that people should know that it is probably best to use an abstract e-mail nick name (unlike myself!) Good luck to everybody in your fights.
-- Juliette Turner (Juliette.Turner@btinternet.com), September 05, 2001.