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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Cease and Desist Letter?A Cease and Desist Letter is a letter that requests that an individual or organization stop a specified action and refrain from doing it in the future, with a threat of legal action if the recipient fails to comply. Anyone can send a Cease and Desist Letter.

A Cease and Desist Letter is different than a Cease and Desist Order, which is an order given by a judge to stop an illegal activity.
What is the “General” letter used for?The General letter is used to demand that an individual or organization ceases an action or behavior. The General letter can be used to demand the cessation of the following:

*Property, boundary and neighborhood disputes.

The General letter can also be used for cases of debt collection or copyright infringement. However, the Copyright Infringement and Debt Collection letters are more specifically suited for those purposes.
What is the “Debt Collection” letter used for?The Debt Collection letter is used to stop Debt Collectors from inappropriately harassing you. What is the “Copyright Infringement” letter used for?The Copyright Infringement letter is used to demand that an individual or organization cease infringing on intellectual rights of your copyrighted work.Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights granted to the holder of a copyright.

A copyright holder has the following exclusive rights:

*To produce and sell copies of the original work.
*To create derivative works (works based on the original).
*To display or perform the work publicly.
*To sell or assign the above rights to others.

When individuals or organizations do any of the above without the permission of the copyright holder, they are committing copyright infringement.
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______________________, ______________________, __________

October 23, 2016

______________________, ______________________, __________

Ref No: __________

Dear ______________________:

You have contacted us regarding the account with the above reference number, which you claim is owed by myself.

I have no knowledge of any such debt being owed to ______________________.

According to Regulation 3 of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPUTR 2008) and Section 3.5 of the Office of Fair Trading's Guidance on Debt collection, it is unfair to send demands for payment to an individual when it is uncertain that they are the debtor in question.

As holders of a Consumer Credit Licence you are obliged to comply with the Office of Fair Trading Guidance on Debt Collection. Sections 3.5 and 3.7 of the Office of Fair Trading's Guidance on Debt collection also provide that it is unfair practice: (a) where you pursue third parties for payment when they are not liable; and (b) where you do not cease collection activity while investigating a reasonably queried or disputed debt.

Furthermore, ignoring and/or disregarding claims that debts have been settled or are disputed and continuing to make unjustified demands for payment amounts to physical/psychological harassment.

I would ask that no further contact be made concerning the above account unless you can provide evidence as to my liability for the debt in question.

I await your written confirmation that this matter is now closed. Otherwise I will have no option but to make a complaint to Trading Standards Office and also inform the Office of Fair Trading of your actions.

I look forward to your reply.



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