Date Received: 2017-05-21T00:00:00
Product: Medical debt
Issue: Written notification about debt
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: Recently while conducting a monitor of my credit report I discovered t hat PHOENIX FINANCIAL SERVIC # XXXX has furnished some items that have unverified information. I believe under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, I have the right to request that you allow me to validate the alleged debt. I am aware that there is a debt from XXXX XXXX XXXX but I am unaware of the amount due and your bill does not include a breakdown of any fees. Additionally, I am allowed under th e HIPAA l aw [ HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996 ], to pro tect my privacy and medical records from third parties. I do not recall giving permission to XXXX XXXX XXXX to release my medical information to a third party. I am aware that HIPPAA does allow for limited information about me but it is to only be revealed with the patients authorization, therefore my request is twofold and as follows, Validation of Debt, and HIPAA authorization. 1.Please provide breakdown of fees including any collection costs and medical charges 2.Provide a copy of my signature with the provider of service to release my medical information to you.
3.Cease any credit bureau reporting until debt has been validated by me.
4.Please send this information to my a ddress listed above and accept this formal complaint as my formal debt validation request, which I am allowed under the FDCPA. Please note that falsification of the information you received from any medical provider can be percieved a s a HIPAA compliance violation as well as a violation of the FDCPA because you will be deceiving me after my written request of debt validation. I request full documentation of what you received from the provider of service in connection with this alleged debt.
Additionally, any reporting of this debt to the credit bureaus prior to allowing me to validate it may be a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which can allow me to seek damages from a collection agency
Company: Phoenix Financial Services LLC
State/Zip: NC 282XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2490150
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