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Thank you. Who is it that has contacted you in the above manner?
Thank you. Have they identified the name of the organisation that is chasing you? e.g. is it a debt collector? Do you have the details?
Thank you. I remain unclear on who "they" is. Which organisation has been contacting you? Have they not identified themselves?
thank you. providing you are satisfied that it is the Department of work and pensions and you are certain that you do not have a bank account which is in your name at that bank a lease with any balance of that nature - if there is any doubt in this respect, you can contact the bank and asked them to confirm that there is no account held in your name - you can also use the service below if you have any difficulty dealing with the bank itself - then you can consider applying to the DWP clearly of stating that you hold not account with the bank as they claim and ask them to provide evidence to show that you do. You can advise that you have contacted the bank and confirm that no account is held in your name and that you have also carried out a search using the below search tool which has also confirmed there is no account held by you with that bank and you are quite willing to make a statutory declaration to this effect if necessary there was above, it would be helpful if the DWP would provide you with evidence to show why they believe an account is held by you as they claim
thank you. It will be helpful if you could obtain the information you have been told by the bank in writing so that you can produce this to the DWP. In any event, the DWP must provide the evidence they have in support of their claim following a denial by you. As above, there is also the option for you to provide a statutory declaration in this respect but I cannot see that it is necessary
if you make a subject access request under the data protection act, they will have to in that they will have to confirm any and all accounts they hold in your name:
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