Posted - 15/11/12 | 0 Comments

Consumer rings up PPI invoice victory!

Have you claimed for PPI? More to the point, are you heartily sick of being asked that question!

According to media reports, one Middlesex man so got fed up with being called by companies offering their services to help him recoup cash from mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) … that he decided to send one of them an invoice!

Richard Herman had never taken out PPI. He’d also registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS)  to stop unwanted sales calls. But they kept coming.

On one particularly long call, he spoke to several people and asked to be removed from their list. He even said he’d charge them £10 a minute if they called yet again. They did.

And next time, the call lasted 19.5 minutes. So he sent off an invoice for £195, reports the BBC. What’s more, Mr Herman had recorded the calls as proof.

He also filed a case in the small claims court. It was settled before it went to court – with one company paying his £195 invoice plus £25 costs.

Lawyers now reckon it could open the floodgates for other consumers to follow suit, says the BBC.

  • Mr Herman didn’t use Clear as part of his response to these calls. But you may be interested to know that it’s possible to use Clear’s timer feature to record the length of any calls you receive and then create invoices from them – in a couple of clicks. That’s just one of the many great features of the Clear service. Why not try Clear for free?

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