When the author's parent company acquired one particular company, he inherited some very old accounts. He would find out later that there were nearly 50 companies registered in this one room office, all with the same director connections. The debtor had become known throughout the town as "Mr Goldfinger." Having tried without success to obtain any response to their collection letters, a letter from our solicitors brought a reply from their debtor's solicitors, and a meeting was arranged at his office. Golfinger started by making numerous spurious excuses for non-payment, barely pausing for breath, and nobody else could get a word in edgeways. When it comes to taking action in respect of your debts, just look before you leap.