Is Caine & Weiner Company contacting you about a past due debt that you don’t think you owe? If so, you can ask for the debt to be validated. This is just one of many rights you have as a consumer through the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The FDCPA was enacted by Congress to promote fairness in debt collecting. It establishes guidelines for both the debtor and the collection agency regarding the collection process. The FDCPA allows you to ask for specific details about the debt and request validation of it. Once you have sent them a letter requesting validation of the debt in question, Caine & Weiner Company must stop all debt collecting processes. They can’t resume until they have sent you the proper documentation you requested. You can request proof of the debt, the debt amount, and the name of the original creditor of the debt.
Drafting Your Letter to Caine & Weiner Company
You should talk with an FDCPA lawyer in your area regarding the debt. A lawyer can write an FDCPA-compliant letter to Caine & Weiner Company, and make certain you get the documentation needed to prove you owe the debt in question. The laws usually allow 30 days from the time you are notified of the debt to request for proof and validation, but there isn’t a specific timeframe for the collection agency to respond. Laws might not be specific, but you should include a time limit for a response when you write your letter. Your FDCPA attorney will most likely specify that Caine & Weiner Company only has 30 days to respond.
Actual Sample Letter
I am demanding that Caine & Weiner Company provide me with proof to validate the debt that they are alleging I owe them. This request is based on the rights offered to me through the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which can be found at 15 USC 1692g Sec. 809(b). I demand specific information regarding this debt. I ask for the amount of the debt, the name of the original creditor, any applicable judgment details, a copy of your agreement with the original creditor authorizing you to collect this debt, a copy of the original credit agreement, documents showing the original amount of debt, the detailed payment history, proof of interest charges and fees, your license to collect debt in my state of residence, and the amount of and date of the last payment on this account. In addition, I request information that shows the Statute of Limitations for collecting this debt hasn’t expired.
If Caine & Weiner Company doesn’t respond to this request for this validation within 30 days of receiving this letter, this debt must be deleted from my credit history. At that time, you must also stop future attempts to collect this debt. If you fail to comply with this request for debt validation, it will be considered a waiver of claims for enforcing the debt in question against me. Your implied agreement would indicate you would reimburse for my legal fees should this matter advance to a court of law. You should then sign the letter and be sure to include the account number or reference number so the debt can be looked up by Caine & Weiner Company.
Talk to an Attorney Today
If Caine & Weiner is attempting to collect a past-due debt that you don’t believe is yours, you should consult with an FDCPA attorney who practices law in your state. A lawyer will write a dispute letter on your behalf and send it to Caine & Weiner Company. Your time is limited to dispute the debt and to request validation, so don’t wait until the Statute of Limitations has expired. If you don’t act in a timely manner, Caine & Weiner Company will continue collection proceedings, and you will have a negative mark on your credit history that could have been avoided. The FDCPA was enacted to protect consumers from scrupulous collection practices, so make sure you take advantage of the rights that are available. Always ask for validation of any debt.
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The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal device. If you file a claim against Caine & Weiner Company or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.