Received a letter from EFLOW shortly after trading in my Skoda Fabia for an Octavia Elegance, 28TH March. It seems the Fabia had been seen on the M50 April 3rd. So I get a bill for 3 Euro.
I telephone EFLOW and explain to a girl that the car was no longer mine.
She said she would pass on that info to the powers that be.
A week later two letters arrive from EFlow Claiming added Euros for late payment!
I ignore the letters. More letters from EFlow demanding payment with threats of highly increased penalties.
I contact Eflow and am told to provide documentary proof of the change of ownership of the Fabia. I send a photocopy of the dealership contract.
Yesterday I call Eflow after receiving more letters demanding payment with 100 Euros mentioned! The guy on the telephone tells me I was still the registered owner of the Fabia on the 3rd of April 2013. I told him I was not on the M50 on that date. "Doesn't matter you are still liable!".
So if the guy/gal driving the car at the time had hit a pedestrian and killed him/her I would be liable?
Crazy state of affairs backed up by the Department of Transport.
Nevertheless this morning I received a letter from EFlow accepting my argument and documentary proof and I am no longer being pursued for the cash.
In all it has taken dozens of letters and a number of telephone calls to straighten out the affair. But Catch 22 had nothing on the conversation I had with the guy on the telephone yesterday. A stickler for the rules no matter how crazy they were.
"Can't you just delete the case now you know the truth of the situation and that I have no plans at all to pay the money EFLOW requests? I said.
"No, he replied, you will have to contact the Department of Transport.
I was Transported! To the realms of Joseph Heller!