I recently received a "Pre-Legal Notification" letter from Midland Credit Management, Inc. informing me about a balance owed to Capital One. The letter says,
"After numerous attempts to contact you regarding this account, Midland Credit Management, Inc (MCM) will transition your account into the attorney review process after 02-12-2019."
I have never dealt with anything like this before and would greatly appreciate help from someone who has any past experience and knowledge in what to do in this situation. I have read some of the other posts about sending a DV letter, waiting for a response, and using an arbitration clause but I'm not sure I fully understand what to do. I'm a student and don't have a lot of money, much less the amount they're asking me to pay. I would like to avoid paying this if possible and to have the Midland account removed from my credit report.
I would greatly appreciate any reliable advice that you can offer me on what to do in this situation and thank you for your time in advance.