The CMI Group Other debt complaint on 02/15/2019

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CREDIT MANAGEMENT LP XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX, TX XXXX RE : Account # XXXX To Whom It May Concern : Due to your erroneous reporting to the Credit Bureau { s }, the highly negative impact on my personal credit report. Please be advised that this is not a refusal to pay, but a notice sent pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 USC 1692g Sec. 809 { b } that your claim is disputed and validation is requested. This is NOT a request for verification or proof of my mailing address, but a request for VALIDATION made pursuant to the above named Title and Section. I respectfully request that your offices provide me with competent evidence that I have any legal obligation to pay you. Please provide me with the following : What the money you say I owe is for : Explain and show me how you calculated what you say I owe : Provide me with copies of any papers that show I agreed to pay what you say I owe : Provide a verification or copy of any judgment if applicable : Identify the original creditor : Prove the Statute of Limitations has not expired on this account : Show me the you are licensed to collect in my state : Provide me with your license numbers and Registered Agent or Agent of Service : At this time I will also inform you that if your offices have reported invalidated information to any of the 3 major Credit Bureaus { XXXX XXXX or XXXX } this action might constitute fraud under both Federal and State Laws. Due to this fact, if any negative mark is found on any of my credit reports by your company or the company that you represent, I will not hesitate to bring legal action against you for the following : Violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act Violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Defamation of Character If your offices are able to provide proper documentation as requested in the following Declaration, I will require at least 30 days to investigate this information and during such time all collection activity must cease and desist. Also, during this validation period, if any action is taken which could be considered detrimental to any of my credit reports, I will consult with my legal counsel for suit. This includes listing any information with a credit reporting repository that could be inaccurate or invalidated or verifying an account as accurate, when in fact there is no provided proof that it is accurate. If your company fails to respond to this validation request within 30 days from the date of your receipt, all references to this account must be deleted and completely removed from my credit report and a copy of such deletion { to any/all of the 3 major credit reporting bureaus : XXXX XXXX and XXXX } request shall be sent to me immediately. I would also like to request, in writing, that no telephone contact be made by your company to my home or my place of employment. If your offices attempt telephone communication with me, including but not limited to computer generated calls and calls or correspondence sent to or with any third parties, it will be considered harassment and I will have no choice but to file suit. All future communications with me MUST be done in writing and sent to the address noted in this letter by USPS. It would be advisable that you assure your records are in order before I am forced to take legal action against your company and your client. This is an attempt to correct your records, any information obtained shall be used for that purpose. Best Regards, XXXX XXXX

Received: 02/15/2019

Debt collection: Other debt

Debt Verification: Right to dispute debt notice not received

The CMI Group Response

This issue was responded to within 15 days by The CMI Group

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If a consumer has multiple accounts in collection, the credit score improvement from paying off a single account may not be much. If you can get all of your collection accounts to report paid with a zero outstanding balance, then you can begin rebuilding your credit.

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What's in my credit report?

Credit reports contain identifying information, trade lines, credit inquiries and public record and collections information. Your credit report will often have discrepancies between Equifax, Experian and Transunion, and you have the right to correct any innacurate or incomplete information.

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What are the major Credit Reporting Agencies?

The three major credit reporting agencies, or credit bureaus, are Experian, Equifax and Transunion. Each agency will have various scoring models for a consumer, the most common of which is the FICO score.

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The FDCPA outlines consumer rights as debtors

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is a federal law intended to protect consumers from 3rd party debt collectors by limiting debt collector behavior and providing penalties for violations.

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The FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) regulates credit reporting agencies and consumer reporting agencies

The FCRA requires that information be reported accurately. Common FCRA violation examples are reporting old debts as new or re-aged and failing to report a debt was discharged in bankruptcy. The consumer has the right to dispute and credit reporting agencies must correct or delete any inaccurate, incomplete or unverifiable information within 30 days of the receiving notice of dispute.

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What qualifies as harassment by a debt collector?

Examples include repetitious phone calls intended to annoy or abuse, obscene language, and threats of violence or being arrested for a civil debt. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) provides penalties of up to $1,000 for creditor harassment.

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Each State has a SOL(Statute of Limitations) for Debt

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You have 30 days from initial contact to request verification of the debt

The FDCPA gives consumers(debtors) the have the right to request verification of a debt(Also commonly called debt validation). The request must be within 30 days of receiving the debt validation notice from the collector. Once the letter has been received, the collector must stop attempts to collect until it responds to your validation request. To prevent the collector from disputing your request was sent, send it via certified mail with return receipt requested.

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