Date Received: 2018-04-30T00:00:00
Product: Medical debt
Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: Recently while conducting a monitor of my credit report I discovered that CHOICE RECOVERY INC 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 CHOICE RECOVERY INC but I am unaware of the amount due and your bill does not include a breakdown of any fees.
Additionally, I am allowed under the HIPAA law [ HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996 ], to protect my privacy and medical records from third parties. I do not recall giving permission to CHOICE RECOVERY INC to release my medical information to a third party.
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 address 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 as 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
Company: Choice Recovery, Inc.
State/Zip: OH 432XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2891682
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