Date Received: 2018-07-05T00:00:00
Product: Other debt
Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: Hunter Warfield has not complied with the law to give me a remedy regarding a debt that I asked for validation on or about XX/XX/XXXX. I sent a letter, via certified mail return receipt, explaining to the company that I did not recognize the debt being reported to the credit reporting agencies, as I am a victim of ID theft. I confirmed with the post office that my letter was signed for.
However, I never received the return receipt confirmation from Hunter Warfield. I waited for debt validation for over 45 days and never received the validation. After the 45 days, I filed an ID theft report with the FTC and all 3 credit reporting agencies. Additionally, I sent a second letter to Hunter Warfield explaining to the company that it failed to validate the debt of XXXX XXXX, and how it was a debt resulting from ID theft ; therefore, I am requesting it be removed and blocked from my credit file. As of today, XX/XX/XXXX, the debt is still reporting with a limit increase ; however, I finally received a letter from Hunter Warfield at the end of XXXX stating they would not continue collections on this account until a investigation was complete within 30 days.
My issue with this investigation is that Hunter Warfield is attempting to shift the burden of proof of my ID theft to me, victimizing me a second time, as if, I committed the crime of ID theft. The company failed to address any of the questions I asked in my debt validation letter. Additionally, it did not give me due process at law when they ignored my first attempt to address the validation of debt. This process is all new to me, and I did not know that I had all of the remedies in law to protect myself against ID theft or fraud to my credit. Thus, I have experienced many credit fraud since about XXXX. Maybe I did not express my letters according to an attorney ; however, that does not give Hunter Warfield the right to ignore mail, as consumers are protected by the United States Post Office. I am spending a lot of money for postage to address my ID theft issues ; therefore, I expect due process.
Company: Hunter Warfield, Inc.
State/Zip: TX 752XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2954935
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