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  1. Got a dunning? / intent to sue letter from a "Debt Collecting Law Firm" (Winn Law Group?) I'm about to send out this Validation letter. Is it too much? (I added parts of sample letters that I found through my research, then changed & added wording here and there. Full credit to the original writers of the parts I implemented.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Me DCLF Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 CRRR#____________ To Whom It May Concern: This letter is being sent to you in respo
  2. This isn't my first rodeo. I have a thread here for my own case (which I won) and am now at the point of filing for Proposed Judgment of Dismissal to get my costs back. Thanks to Calawyer and RyanEx for your help with the drafts! Now to the point why I'm posting. Midlund Funding is suing Hubby for a debt that's smaller than what I had been sued for by about $200 and change. He has sent a BoP, a MTC when they responded with almost nothing, and filed a GenDen, gotten a Trial Setting Conference date, and he's in the middle of Discovery. They've responded to his First Set RFP with m
  3. I was looking at my credit report and the payment activity from Sallie Mae\Navient doesn't add up in my mind. Can I get a creditor to prove that I made a payment or acquire a receipt from them? I would also like to use that to help further validate the DOLA.
  4. Hello, everyone I've been reading your forum for over a year and I am forever grateful to everyone posting useful info as it helped me a lot (can't go into details, signed NDA). But here's what I am dealing with today: I received a letter from CA on the account I last paid in 2012. OC sold the account and this is JDB#4 I am dealing with with. Others went away after my first DV letters, but this one decided to stick around and answered my letter providing OC name, account balance, last payment date, etc. New "creditor" is JH Portfolio, letter is from a law firm act
  5. Hi all, I have an old debt (about $6000) from a Chase credit card, the collection has been placed with Calvary Portfolio. Calvary has not harassed me about it. Just a letter or two in the last 6 months. I think it is time-barred Last payment was on 9/2010, I'm in Florida. I've read conflicting info on the Florida SOL, either 4 or 5 years. I'd like to repair my credit report and this is the only negative item on it. I can not afford to pay for delete, but would certainly like to start afresh. It is estimated to drop off my credit report on 8/2017. It is worth sending a debt validation r
  6. So I have checked all 3 CRAs and I'm finding discrepancies. For example, a CareCredit loan for $1,212 is reported as Charged off-Derogatory on one CR and Charge off-Transfered/Sold and Closed 03/13 on another. Can I dispute this because they are different and maybe get it removed? Also, I've never been contacted by CareCredit or a CA trying to collect this debt and no one has reported it since CareCredit closed the account. I want to pay it and get the CO removed, but my CR says they sold it and there is no reporting of who owns the debt so I don't really know where to go from here. Anothe
  7. Attached is my rough draft of a DV letter that references the TEXAS FINANCE CODE, I've pieced it together from this and other forums examples, trying to cover all my bases so I don't end up screwing my chances of getting this collection removed. I would appreciate any advice to improve it that anyone can offer. collection.docx
  8. In January of 2013 I had a bill that needed to be paid and I thought I had taken care of it. I hadn't received any more notices after giving them full payment so I went on with my life. Now it is February of 2015 and I just received a notice in the mail from a collection agency saying that I had never paid this debt. WHAT!!! I was so infuriated when I called this company because I DID pay this debt. The lady told me that they had sent the debt to them in October of last year. I am in the process of sending them a request for debt validation and also a dispute for this debt. My question is, wha
  9. I opened my mail box today morning and found a 1099 B of A. It has last years date on it with a not saying cancellation of Debt. How do I go about question the authenticity of this debt? Do I send them a DV letter asking them to prove that this was my debt? I have already disputed the debt with the Experian and I came back “validated” but I have received any collection letter of phone calls from the OC nor have I and JDB contact me. Whats your advice? Can anyone refer me to where I can find some helpful information? Thanks
  10. Hello, I sent my DV request on May 26, 2014 and just now received a response. The response included the usuall sloppy work which included: Copy of the card agreement A screen print of what appears to be their mainframe system (my account record at the DC) Lastly an Affidavit (see attached) that was notarized and signed on July 8th, 2014 in MO Is this enough proof or can I take the next step and resend a letter indicating that they are in violation of FDCP s.809. Thank you for your help.
  11. Hello, What a great forum. I have been looking it over for about 5 weeks now and researching what I can and trying to search for my answers .. Here's a brief history of my story/problem. My husband was attending a really crappy tech school, they gave us a private loan through them. My husband stopped going to this school. They are trying to bill us for the whole time of the program even tho he went only half way. While he was still in the program (right as he was getting ready to quit) I asked the school for a breakdown of what we owe so I can dispute it. The financial aid office and bus
  12. Hello everyone, I sent a DV to the CA and they responded as follows: We have requested your letter of dispute reagrding the referenced account. Please be advised we have closed and returned your account to OC. If we had previoulsy placed a negative report on your credit regarding this matter, consider this your notice that all CRA have been notified to delete this reference from your credit file. Any further questions regarding this account should be directed to OC. Is this good? Do I wait until their next move now? Thanks for your input.
  13. Greetings, I won't bore you with all of the details of 7 of the 8 collection accounts I found in my credit reports when I begain this adventure on May 12, 2014 or so, but I'll include a link to a post where I'm documenting my victories one at a time here..... http://www.creditinfocenter.com/community/topic/323902-successfully-paid-3-original-creditors-in-full-but-ca-accounts-still-showing/#entry1298069 I read more than a few posts regarding the ethical duty to pay debts that are legitimate as opposed to trying to simply trying to not pay monies that we owe,.and felt compelled to pay the
  14. This pisses me off... Discovered an old utility bill for $847 from a state a used to reside in, stemming from walking away from my old home in 2008 (foreclosed). Discovery was made when I began this credit report rehab project on May 6th or so. Account was listed by a CA in Oregon, with an amount of $1072. I had/have never received a phone call of piece of mail from them.....ever!!! I had the money, so I called the actual utility company to see if they would take my payment, hoping this would give me leverage to remove the CA and avoid the interest. They gladly accepted my payment for
  15. As we all know midland bought out asset. i have an open case with asset and recieved a sort-of dunning letter from midland informing me they were taking over the case. some notable features of this letter: -they informed me 'the account wiill be handled directly by MCM as servicer for asset acceptance, thru its internal legal dept. MCM's in-house counsel has filed or will be filing a substitution of attorney with the court. The back says "As the owner of this account, but subject to the rights below Asset Acceptance LLC is entitled to payment of this account". - Is this considered to be a 'S
  16. the letter is from a new collection agent for a debt held by Discover as OC. It has the much sought-after verbage that 'this debt is out of SOL and legal action cannot be taken'. Since its a new collection agent i will be sending them a combination DV/ cease and desist. I guess i would not call it a DV since im telling them to not contact me, more of a denial of the debt in combination with the C&D any choice verbage i should include in my letter?
  17. Looking for some advice on dealing with this collection agency Portfolio Recovery Associates. Same old story, I went thru some very hard times about 4 years ago and now im dealing with the consequences. Recently Ive been contacted by Portfolio Recovery Associates regarding TWO accounts that they have purchased and are now trying to contact me about settling debt. One of the accounts is an old GE Bank Credit Card (Walmart) that is out of the Statue of Limitations in my state. (im in Texas and I believe the SOL is 4 years on debt.) The letter that I received regarding that account is has this t
  18. our favorite dirtbags from San Diego. should i DV them and alert them to the fact that i will be fighting or just let it slide and get lost in the shuffle so SOL expires? Does DVing actually slow them down and prevent them from filing a lawsuit right away? Are they legally required in CA to provide an Intent to Sue letter?
  19. Greetings - I have received a response to my DV request and the firm has given me two weeks to call them to set up payment. Now - after reading through various topics, the response was junk and if necessary I could challenge the chain of custody because what they sent in (to me at least) offers no proof that the JDB actually bought the account nor includes how the amount they bought was derived at (just a couple old statements and a notorized affidavit from a JDB employee who confirmed their information). What would be ideal for me though is to send them back looking for additional informat
  20. A verizon account was opened in my name about 3 years ago. I never signed up for this account, there is fraud going on. In 2013, I got a collections letter and decided to respond to it, the only problem is that i sent a DV 2 months after. 30 days after I sent the DV asking for a copy of the contract with my signature on it, they did not respond but instead updated my Credit Report to "charged off". This debt is absolutely not mine, I was under 18 when it was opened in my name. I just want to know what can I do next? I want this off my report. Please help
  21. I have been contacted by a CA over an alleged credit card debt of $15,000.00 + this is now the third CA that has contacted me over this alleged debt. I requested validation and received a generic reply listing the date they purchased the debt, the OC's name Etc. This will be past the SOL in just under a year. At this point should I just wait it out and ignore any contact by the CA in hopes that the SOL will pass before a suit is filed. Based on the amount I am assumiming that the CA will file suit, but was wondering if anyone out there with a similar situation has had the SOL pass and not be
  22. I sent a DV letter to Calvary Portfolio almost 2 months ago. Today I received a letter stating that Calvary acknowledges my dispute and the request for account validation. It goes on to state the they have already ceased collection efforts relating to the alleged account. It also states that they will contact me again and either provide validation or an update on the account status within 60 days from the date of this letter and that no collection efforts will be made unless and until account validation is provided. My question is should Calvary still be reporting this to the Credit Bureau
  23. Hey all, thanks so much to all of you who answer the posts, been great reading for the last two weeks as I get more knowledgeable regarding this endeavor. FYI I have googled and searched in this forum for the answer first, just couldn't find the answer. My first question as I begin this process: Opinion on DV Timing My negative TLs are all from 2008, most are over 5 years SOL which is the case in Florida for written contracts, by a month or so. However one will not be until a month or so in the future. Questions: Is it better to wait for all to be past SOL to begin the process? (my
  24. I received a letter from the OC in response to my DV. The letters states that the ownership of this account has been transferred. I have sent a DV letter to the company they referred me to and they did not respond and they are not on my CR, BUT the OC is still on my CR as a charge off. The account is not mine. It was my husbands, in his name only and beyond our states SOL. I am unsure of the next step I take with the OC. how do I proceed with the OC to get this account removed??? Any help will be appreciate. Thanks In advance.
  25. The backstory:I had an account with Vonage for several years. It was paid automatically by debit card. With some difficulty, I closed the account. Also, for unrelated reasons, I obtained a new debit card so they were no longer able to charge me automatically. Vonage attempted to charge me for the month after I cancelled the service, and they sent my account to a collection agency. In summary, Vonage placed the account with RMS. They claim I owe $37.59. I believe I don't. I sent them a DV letter. The original: My DV: They responded with a letter and what appears to be some kind of comp