My apologies for the somewhat long and complicated story but if anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated!
I used to study in France and so have (HAD as I have cancelled this phone plan in the last few days) a phone plan with Free Mobile. I then was working as a tour guide for trips all over Europe (which is why I kept the French phone plan as it didn’t make sense to change it as it worked all over Europe) and on one of my trips I purchased SIM cards for some of my clients (a mistake I wont make again). The assistant in the Free Mobile shop assured me that the 30 day sim was pre paid and that they could not have any bills associated to my account.
However, 4 of them did manage to create charges (from data used during their flights home via the UAE). Free did not notify me of this at the time and I only found out about it in April when I got threatening emails from the CFR. I ignored the first set of emails as I assumed it was a scam, but have since confirmed that they are bills from Free, as when I log in to the espace abonnée, I can see the bills (but it does not give me a detailed breakdown of the bills themselves).
The shop assistant clearly lied to me when I bought these sims, but I can do little to prove this. I have contacted Free on twitter, but they have told me to write to the company. CFR have now said I only have 10 days to rectify payment or they’ll send the case to the huissier de justice, so I do not have time to be sorting this by letter. I begrudge paying the bills, as I was lied to when I took out the plans, but the clients certainly wont pay it.
Now my real question - I set up the accounts using the address of the hotel that we stayed at. Would the CFR really be able to bring a case against me? I now live back in the UK and the only contact they have is my email. I’m not sure they could really do anything with this but wouldn’t want this being held against me.
Any thoughts on whether they could track me own? The amounts owed in total are 140 EUR (one bill is only for 2 euros). Would they really pursue legal action over such a small sum? Alternatively, if anyone knows who I could speak to about this then that would also be appreciated!