AJ

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  1. AJ

    Step Son's Medical Debt

    I contacted a lawyer. Here is what she said: "Why would you want to take legal advice from a hospital clerk, especially one that is trying to separate you from your money? In WA, a person is an adult when the person turns 18. An adult is legally responsible for his own finances unless someone else contractually obligates himself or herself to be legally responsible for the adult's debts. That the law allows you to cover your adult son under your insurance policy does not make you legally liable for your son's medical expenses. You can tell the hospital to stop contacting you for a debt you do not owe."
  2. Thanks for the information.
  3. AJ

    Step Son's Medical Debt

    Thank you for all the interesting and informative replies.
  4. I have searched and have not found much on Comenity suing for online credit card debt. The debt is $1660. I was just wondering if Comenity is known for suing. Thanks.
  5. My 22 year old step son went to the ER for the flu. He is covered by our health insurance. The health insurance did not pay the $600 ER bill, because he hadn't met his deductible. The hospital sent him the bill, but he is unable to pay it. He is unemployed and enrolled in college classes. The hospital debt collector was trying to tell my spouse that we are responsible for the debt. At what age does a person become responsible for his/her medical debt? I think after age 18 parents are no longer obligated to pay. Another question...do parents have to tell the hospital when the child is 18, that the parents no longer will be responsible for future medical debt? Thank you.
  6. AJ

    Question About ARS

    Thanks for the information.
  7. With all the above information being complicated, should I be concerned that a JDB might send a 1099c, for an old debt purchased in 2002? The SOL expired in 2006 and I have gotten random collection notices since 2002 from many different collectors. I think the old debt has been passed around and renamed so much I can't even tell if it was really mine.
  8. Is A.R.S. National ( in Escondido CA) a collection agency collecting while the original lender still owns the debt? Or, does A.R.S. National buy debts? Thanks.
  9. AJ

    Midland Question

    Seems like Midland is famous for suing. Thanks for your replies.
  10. AJ

    Midland Question

    Please tell me if Midland Funding is MCM, Midland Credit Management. I think they are the same company with several names. Never mind, I decided these different names are all the same company. When Midland buys debts, do they likely have proof, of ownership, of the old debt?
  11. Ok, thanks. I did not open the attachment.
  12. I got an email from a debt collector however, i did not download the attachment. I am going to report the collector, and email, to the state attorney general's office. Perhaps you should report that email to your state's attorney general's office.
  13. The email I got was titled REGARDING YOUR CASUAL LIVING PURCHASE WAC. I have never purchased anything from Casual Living, and I do not even know where it is located or what type of business it is. Then...the email states, THIS LETTER IS INTENDED FOR _________ __________. IF YOU ARE NOT _______ _________ THEN DELETE THIS EMAIL AND DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT. Next, the email states this is a notice from a debt collector. it states the collector's business name, address, and phone number. I am wondering if it is illegal for debt collectors to email collection demands and notices. I am wondering if it is illegal to make up fake purchase titles to get a person's attention. I am not going to open the attachment. It could damage by computer...might contain a computer virus.
  14. Thanks for all the information.