A firm of bailiffs has every reason to be motivated to instruct its bailiffs to overcharge debtors with fees because the public don’t know what the fees should be and bailiff use that to their own gain, so it’s important a complaint is sent to the police. The bailiff and the directors of his firm may be criminally liable for benefiting from a gain originating from a fraudulent money transfer as well as assisting an offender and receiving proceeds originating from a crime.
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[NAME OF] POLICE STATION
To whom it may concern
Address line 1
Address line 2
Address line 3
Re: Reporting a firm of bailiffs for criminal activity
I have received a document (which I have enclosed) from a firm of bailiffs called [NAME OF BAILIFF(S)] dated [DATE] demanding a payment of money being £[AMOUNT] as bailiffs fees relating to an unpaid [PARKING TICKET/COUNCILTAX/OTHER DEBT] however on closer inspection it has irregulatities with prescribed bailiff regulations and commits and offence under Section 2 and Section 4 the Fraud Act 2006.
I have sought legal advice and I have looked at [NAME OF REGULATION FROM LIST BELOW] and the bailiffs are seeking to defraud me of money by overcharging me with their fees. I appreciate the public are generally less-informed of the regulations prescribing bailiffs fees, but this demand without doubt fraudulent in nature. The document itself appears to be computer-generated and indicates this firm of bailiffs are routinely and systematically defrauding people en-mass and may be participating in organised crime or a large-scale money-making scam.
I understand it is not an offence to deny a bailiff access to my home or to my goods. I confirm that no bailiff has levied on my goods or gained peaceful entry to my property and there is no entitlement for a bailiff to charge or extort fees from me in this way.
[Contrary to what the document states, there are no grounds for a bailiff to charge me [a walking possession fee/an attending to remove fee/other fee] and the bailiffs have made a factual error in their interpretation of the law with intent to make a gain for themselves.]
I understand it is a criminal offence to defraud people in this way, or make a gain, or to obtain a money transfer for himself or his firm by making a false representation or by misuse of their position. I also understand its an offence for a firms director to benefit from the proceeds of crime by receiving money obtained from a fraud. I therefore ask the criminal element of this matter is fully investigated under Sections 1 to 5 of the Fraud Act 2006 and I have enclosed relevant documentation to satisfy the criteria for the CPS to start a criminal prosecution.
I am happy to stand as a witness or provide a statement in a criminal proceeding against a suspect, please let me know if you need further information. Meanwhile, please provide me with a crime number.
Encs: Copy of bailiff receipt.
List of relevant legislation. If this complaint is about:
Council Tax Arrears, insert - Regulation 45(2) of the Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992
County Court Judgement, insert - the County Court Fees Order 1982 Amended 1994
A Parking Ticket, insert - Schedule 1 of the Enforcement of Road Traffic Debts (Certificated Bailiffs)(amended 2003) Regulations 1993
Business Rates - Regulation 3(c) of the Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provision) Regulations 1993
Rent Arrears - Appendix 1 of the Distress for Rent Rules 1988
If the bailiff is a High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO), insert - The High Court Enforcement Officers Regulations 2004
Debt not listed here then leave blank.