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A few weeks ago I received a bill from my credit card company for 7p!

 

Today, I have received a letter from Npower telling me that I owe 2p for my gas account from a property I lived in 18 months ago! They are demanding that I send a cheque for 2p immediatly!

 

What's the most ridiculous letter demanding payment you've received?

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A few weeks ago I received a bill from my credit card company for 7p!

 

Today, I have received a letter from Npower telling me that I owe 2p for my gas account from a property I lived in 18 months ago! They are demanding that I send a cheque for 2p immediatly!

 

What's the most ridiculous letter demanding payment you've received?

 

Send them the amount in 1p cheques just to mess them about.

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Send them to 2p and state that you want a posted receipt for it. It will cost them more for the paper, ink and postage than the 2p!

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On a similar (but not really issue), my friend received his 12,000 youtube plays a few weeks ago for five pence. It was sent first class!

 

Boggles the mind what companies do...

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Send them to 2p and state that you want a posted receipt for it. It will cost them more for the paper, ink and postage than the 2p!

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LOL!

 

A friend has suggested that I don't pay it and let them take me to court for it, I wander how much that would cost them!

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Send them to 2p and state that you want a posted receipt for it. It will cost them more for the paper, ink and postage than the 2p!

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LOL!

 

A friend has suggested that I don't pay it and let them take me to court for it, I wander how much that would cost them!

 

Ah, but then they can add charges and interest for none payment.

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My ex once got a tax credit overpayment notice for 1p

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Got a letter yesterday saying our payments on the rent are incorrect, I called them and asked what was the problem, and weve been paying 3p less than what we've meant to be paying, I thought it was £79.54, its actually £79.57. They demanded I paid it there and then! We've only lived here 3months so it wasn't that much they were demanding, I said id send a cheque :D

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Send them a 2p coin in an envelope. They won't know what to do with cash.

 

I had a demand for about 27p once. I wrote a cheque out to pay the bearer "the grand sum of 27p ONLY". Never heard from them since. Don't know if they cashed it.

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yeah, gonna send 2p coin in the post and tell them I want a receipt!

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Oh this thread has entertained me enormously and I wish I had creditors of such minor amounts that I could sauce in such a way:)

I think the 1p cheques suggestion gets my vote.

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Sometimes it does make sense. If it is a final bill for a metered service, the customer has to be sent a bill to show the final meter readings. When I worked in accounts, we would send the bill but if it wasn't paid it would be written off. Surprising how often even bills for pennies were paid.

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