i received a letter from a water company yesterday reminding me i owed them £128. An oversight I intend to deal with as soon as I can, probably Monday now. My best guess is that it occured since we get 2 water bills from different compamies. One for the water we drink and one for the water we'd prefer not to. One was paid, the other overlooked. So, the best part of a year later, I get a reminder, and in the post with it comes a letter from a debt chasing company asking for the same amount. And this morning I took a call from a stroppy kid demanding I made an arrangement to pay the outstanding sum of £560 she claimed I owed. It took a while to extract from her that she didn't work for the water company but for Credit Solutions, whoever they might be. I assured her had no intention of paying £560 for a debt of £128 and in return she said she'd register as a refusal to pay the debt. This is the world we live in these days. The world of legalised rip off merchants who do *** all than prey on those in debt, lie about the extent of the debt as they inclue their fees and expect therewill be sufficient gulible folk to make it worth their while. Clearly there are or these companies wouldn't exist.