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$140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Old Oct 17th 2019, 8:06 pm
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Default $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Hi all,

I have a $140 debt with a phone company in Aus when I was travelling on a working holiday visa. I was wondering if they will chase me to the UK? I'm not planning on going back to Australia for at least 5-10 years. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old Oct 17th 2019, 8:10 pm
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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Originally Posted by Georgiemonty View Post
Hi all,

I have a $140 debt with a phone company in Aus when I was travelling on a working holiday visa. I was wondering if they will chase me to the UK? I'm not planning on going back to Australia for at least 5-10 years. Any advice is appreciated.
Why not just send them the money?
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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Originally Posted by Georgiemonty View Post
Hi all,

I have a $140 debt with a phone company in Aus when I was travelling on a working holiday visa. I was wondering if they will chase me to the UK? I'm not planning on going back to Australia for at least 5-10 years. Any advice is appreciated.
Ring them up and pay over the phone?
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Old Oct 17th 2019, 8:32 pm
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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

I'm broke I don't have the money. I'm just wondering if they will chase me to the UK for it is all?
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Old Oct 17th 2019, 8:43 pm
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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Originally Posted by Georgiemonty View Post
I'm broke I don't have the money. I'm just wondering if they will chase me to the UK for it is all?
you owe the money, so you should pay it. Maybe agree a payment plan with them? Better than their customers having to subsidize you.
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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Originally Posted by Georgiemonty View Post
I'm broke I don't have the money. I'm just wondering if they will chase me to the UK for it is all?
Probably not but why take the risk for £75?
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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Originally Posted by Georgiemonty View Post
Hi all,

I have a $140 debt with a phone company in Aus when I was travelling on a working holiday visa. I was wondering if they will chase me to the UK? I'm not planning on going back to Australia for at least 5-10 years. Any advice is appreciated.
I don’t think you will find anyone here that says it is okay to not pay your debts just because you think you may not be pursued for payment.

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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Originally Posted by Georgiemonty View Post
I'm broke I don't have the money. I'm just wondering if they will chase me to the UK for it is all?
That is no excuse. Ring them and make an arrangement .
You should pay this debt, not seek or hope to dodge it.
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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Originally Posted by Georgiemonty View Post
I'm broke I don't have the money. I'm just wondering if they will chase me to the UK for it is all?
It's not a nice feeling being broke, hope things improve for you soon and I'm sure they will The advice to give them a call and arrange a payment plan is good. Just be honest with them, even if you can only pay a fiver a month your debt will eventually be cleared. Failing that, once you're on your feet again pay the lot in one go. Having debts hanging over your head isn't pleasant.
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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Pay it! … If they start adding interest you could end up owing thousands in a few years time!
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Default Re: $140 debt in Australia but I have moved back to the UK.

Pay it! Vodafone in Australia decided I owed them lots of money for a pocket wifi thing (remember them?) when actually I had moved house and asked them to cancel the contract. They sent all the demands to my old house. Even though I had postal redirection I wasn't getting the demands so I didn't find out until they sold the debt to another company who started chasing me for it and sending me nasty text messages. After several phone calls to work out what was going on, luckily Vodafone honoured my complaint and said there had recorded the phone conversation saying I'd moved house and it was the staff member's fault that he didn't find out our new address. But I would have had a bad note on my credit rating if I hadn't sorted it out.

I really don't think it's worth leaving it. As someone else said, you can call them and work out a payment plan.
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