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    whichway Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 22, 2009, 12:40 PM
    Contract signed by someone else but in my name. Binding?
    Hi all,

    My mother took out a gym membership in my name as a Christmas gift. The contract is filled out in my name but signed by by mother. My mother has paid 11 months of the contract, but accidentally cancelled the direct debit one month early. The contract was completed and signed by my mother in front of the gym staff; she is clearly not a 20 year old male.
    I have received a letter from the gym's debt collection agency for nigh on 300, after speaking to the gym that was a mistake; it should have been 127.
    Does the gym have a contract with anyone? Is my mum a fraud? Were the gym entitled to take any direct debits (the previous 11) since there was no contract.

    Please note I'm not just trying to get out of a contract; I just think the 300 demand was out of line.


    Any advice would be massively appreciated.

    James
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    Jan 22, 2009, 12:45 PM

    Welcome to AMHD. It sounds as though your mother has forged your signature, but she may have some explanation for this situation. I am curious about the direct debit: whose account? And who authorized the withdrawals?
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    Jan 22, 2009, 01:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by George_1950 View Post
    Welcome to AMHD. It sounds as though your mother has forged your signature, but she may have some explanation for this situation. I am curious about the direct debit: whose account? and who authorized the withdrawals?
    Mother authorised direct debit from her account.

    She hasn't tried to copy my signature, it is her own signature.

    That's my concern that it could be some form of fraud, although done with good intentions. In which case I'll just pay the 127.

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