This is good to know because I just sent out two letters this week requesting validation-I’m curious to see what they do. Interesting that one account is legit but the ones collecting or attempting to are not so.. I googled them and they are on the receiving end of numerous lawsuits regarding FDCPA issues. But the debt I do owe.. I just dont think they are really in a position to collect maybe.
The other I am not certain is a legitimate debt or that I owe the amount stated but the agency trying to collect seems or looks legit on all outward appearances and I am not pulling up anything negative on them. I would be interested to hear from others who have requested “debt validation” from these agencies and what has happened. Its interesting and something I only recently discovered but it makes sense that they should be able to prove to you that they purchased the debt from the original creditor or they were assigned to collect it on behalf of the original creditor etc.
I am getting notices that have alot of vague statements on them like “we’ve been forwarded your debt at such and such bank by our client”- excuse me? Anyone can look at my credit report and come up with that!! Who is the unnamed “client”? Am I right in assuming that if they could legitimately collect the debt they would say “we have been assigned by such and such bank(my original creditor) to collect this account” or maybe “thru an agreement with such and such bank we now own this debt and are seeking to collect” or anything like that?
The one letter bugs me because I’ve had collection action against me before for medical bills and the legit ones dont seem to threaten so much as they can and have the ability to resolve it. Its the ones who are trying to scam who do all the huffin and puffin and threatening and intimidation that really dont have a leg to stand on. This is just what I’ve experienced with collection action regarding medical accounts and such. Not credit cards and other things.
And then last summer my DH was scammed by a junk debt collector or unscrupulous debt collector and when that occurred I started to research and found out that we were taken by this collector.. as the statute of limitations had run out number one and worse.. we started the clock ticking again by paying them. This was a medical debt that we had no clue was even out there. We managed to remove it from his credit report.. thats how old and invalid it was but then started the clock again with this loser scum attorney so its back on again but a different amount because of what we paid. Anyway, I’m curious to know how others have handled this type of thing and I’ve learned thus far I will not just pay up no matter the threats until I’m satisfied they can actually collect from me.
We tried for years to get proof of an account that showed up on our credit report as a judgement We tried the CC company and collectin atty and even the county that had the judgement. We NEVER got served anything and The county said they did not have anything and the CC company (Chase) kept saying we had to talk to the collection people. They kept saying they would get us proof and copy of bills but never heard anything no matter how many times they said they would do it. When we moved we got a “personal delivery” from the pd ( when he finally decided to deliver it as he just had it in his car and kept forgetting) and it was that same CC popping up again. We went through the same whole routine again. They would constantly call and harass us but never gave us proof and we asked and asked.
FINALLY, without my hubby being told by employer they garnished his wages! What gall but it has been paid- They then wanted us to pay their atty fees!!!!! but my hubby lost his job so they couldn’t garnish for those. Is there anyway we can go back after them for never giving us the proof???