This notice is to state a complaint for unethical and I believe also fraudulent behaviour. I cancelled my membership in 2006 with Fitness One, Peter Street location, and suddenly out of the blue in April 2010 I get a call from NCR collection agency to let me know that I owed $1, 300. You can imagine my shock, emerging horror and surprise, straight away the pressure was applied by the agent to settle, pushing hard on what they were going to do if I didn't pay up. I was outraged of course, I literally felt as if I had been mugged. Its incredible to me that the law allows this to happen to consumers, that this can go on, I would imagine that most people after pushing back eventually pay up. The agent let on during his good cop (bad cop) routine that his particular file had over 2, 000 people in there. That's a hefty amount of money if they collect on most, nice way to earn money during the summer low months.
Needless to say I am fighting it despite receiving a letter from their lawyer telling me to settle or face legal action, a Statement of Claim. And I am going to go through every channel to do so. If you are also a victim or would like to share your experience with me, please email me at [email protected]