Here are some FAQ, if you have any other questions or feedback we are keen to hear from you.
There are many social services who can help you sign-up online.Click here to find a social service near you.
Otherwise you can print out a form and and have it witnessed by a Justice of the Peace (JP) to confirm your identity.
You can complete a form online at a registered social service or print out a form and have it witnessed by a JP. After a stand-down period of 30 days your record will be permanently deleted from Debt Blocker. If you want to sign up again, you will have to do a new sign up.
You cannot sign up anyone else as they will need to provide proof of identity.
Debt Blocker has no legal powers to prevent a company from lending to someone on Debt Blocker. They do so at their own risk and may be liable for prosecution under the Responsible Lending Code.
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