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Recently I received a summons from attorneys specializing in collections in Michigan for a debt stemming from an alleged Credit One Bank credit card. Apparently, according to my credit reports, LVNV LLC purchased the alleged debt in December of 2008. This is all new to me. I had never even heard of LVNV until I received the summons, nor do I believe I ever held a credit card with Credit One Bank. In the meantime, LVNV has been adding interest to the so called amount owed, after they purchased it from Credit One. I don't see how they can do that if the account was in fact charged off by Credit One. In fact, they are trying to accumulate additional interest up until April of this year. I filed an Answer to Summons with my local court, where I am being sued. This is very, very confusing. For starters, I believe the original debt actually dates back to a Capital One credit card I had that was charged off back in 2005. I have looked through ten years of paperwork here and I have yet to find a single bill from Credit One. Is it possible that somehow Credit One got ahold of the account that was charged off from Capital One? I am of limited means right now. But I would like to take care of this issue. I plan to go meet them in court and negotiate reasonable terms BUT ONLY IF they can prove I did in fact have a Credit One account. Prior to being served papers, I did send a certified letter to the attorney asking for proof of the debt. All he sent me was the copy he had included in the original paperwork called "Exhibit A" which looks like a copy paste job and does not appear to be legitimate. In the answer to summons I stated: 1. I have never owned said credit card (paraphrased just a bit). 2. I have never seen "Exhibit A" until I was served the papers by the attorney and then again in the summons. 3. Please provide proof of said agreement. 4. Said account did not exist as stated by the plaintiff. 5. How does a person accrue interest on an account that has long since been charged off? 6. Plaintiff has failed to provide proof of debt. On further pages I stated: I do not owe this debt. The plainfiff has failed to define the charges. I want to have a statement showing all charges and any signatures I might have made. I want a copy of said credit card agreement. "Exhibit A" appears to be fraudulent. It looks like someone copied and pasted the paperwork together. Credit Card agreeement was closed a long time ago why is interest being accrued up until April of this year? ETC... According to the clerk at the court, a "pre-trial" will be scheduled. That is the next step. I assume that is when the attorneys will have to bring more evidence and if they have it then we can negotiate a settlement. The clerk said I will sit down with the attorney and discuss it, a judge will be close by and can be called upon at any time during the pretrial. That doesn't sound too bad, right? I don't really feel that I am any where near being prepared to meet these people in court. I have been spending a lot of time reading up on the laws and gathering information but I feel I have a very long way to go. But in the meantime, I really want to get to the bottom of this. I want this fixed on my credit reports as well. How can I find out for sure if I had a Credit One account? Because honestly, this is the first I have ever heard of a credit card account with Credit One. Thanks in advance for any help one may have to offer. I know this sounds more confusing than anything else and I apologize.