- Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:38 am
I am now a discharged bankrupt and have been so since January 2012.
I received a letter this morning from Jefferson Hobbs asking me to contact them as they "have a number of issues that we feel may be of interest" to me. Needless to say I am not in the habit of contacting "junk mail" providers or speaking to "cold callers" so I did a little bit of research and found this website. I read all the posts under this subject and decided to call them.
When I got through and gave the ref number they quoted in their letter I got all the usual (and very obviously scripted) spiel from the chap there telling me that they could help me with post bankruptcy issues - LMAO - and did I have a few minutes to go through that with them.
I asked whether they have a Consumer Credit Licence to which he replied yes and I should take a look at their website. I then asked if they as a company had ever had an IVA to which he ignored my question and said I should take a look at their website - I repeated the question adding that I myself had done a bit of research into their company and after a brief hesitation he eventually said yes they had been involved in an IVA themselves.
I laughed at this and said why, when they couldn't manage their own financial affairs, did they think they could help other people with theirs? He didn't reply to this and I then said that the whole thing was laughable and it smacked somewhat of hypocrisy to which his reply was "thank you for your time madam, have a good day, goodbye".
I couldn't resist calling them because, although my business collapsed and I had no choice but to declare bankrupty, I am not by any stretch of the imagination naive enough to get suckered in by a company that can only get its business through "cold calling" and junk mailings !
Maybe this company can do some good for others, I don't know having not experienced their services myself. However, I for one feel that the company is in a very poor position to advise folk on how to manage their finances when they clearly couldn't even manage their own !
I will leave it to you out there to reach your own opinion on this company!