HI. Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.
I am very sorry for the delay you've experienced. there are site bugs affecting your question.
How did you come to 'unwittingly' sign it?
Thanks Jo, I was asked to fill in and sign off the forms by my boss. I did not meet and have never met with the supplier and had no knowledge that I was signing a personal guarantee. I thought I was signing on behalf of the company. I put my name and the company name by the signature and did not give any personal information. I would never agree to a personal guarantee.
The company has recently gone into administration and the debt has been given to a debt collection company who are asking me to personally pay up. The reason why the amount is so high is that I filled in the form for one site and then post me leaving the company took on other sites and used this supplier under my 'personal guarantee' (obviously without my knowledge) with £10k credit amount for each site. Theoretically my exposure was up to £40k and I had no idea. Thanks