ERC – CFPB Complaint ID 2935714

Date Received: 2018-06-15T00:00:00

Product: Other debt

Issue: False statements or representation

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I recently requested validation of a debt collection listed on my credit report under the company XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX. The company sent corresponds as to what they believe is proper validation of the account, however by doing this it was found that XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX failed to include their NC license permit number ( XXXX ) on the stationery/correspondent form ( copy attached ) and is therefore in violation of North Carolina Department of Insurance General Statures ; 58 70 50. All collection agencies to identify themselves in correspondence.

All collection agencies licensed under this Part to do the business of a collection agency in this State, shall in all correspondence with debtors use stationery or forms which contain the permit number and the true name and address of such collection agency.

The permit to engage in the business of a collection agency shall at all times be prominently displayed in each office of the person, firm, corporation or association to whom or to which the permit is issued. ( 1931, c. 217, s. 9 ; 1969, c. 906, s. 5 ; 1979, c. 835. ) XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX is in direct violation of federal & state laws, and therefore is illegally attempting to collect a debt in a state that they are violating the NC Department of Insurance State Laws & failing to abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Attached is the entire Article 70. Collection Agencies where the exact section mentioned above can be found, directly from the NC Department of Insurance website.

The account in debt collection assigned to this company must be deleted as the company collecting on the debt ( XXXX XXXX XXXX, XXXX ) violated not only federal laws, but also state laws mandated by the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

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Company: ERC

State/Zip: NC 284XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2935714

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