Date Received: 2018-10-01
Product: Credit card debt
Issue: Written notification about debt
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I XXXX XXXX recently received a collection notice from XXXX XXXX XXXX , XXXX. The collection letter states that the original debt was with XXXX XXXX. I do not dispute that I had a credit card with XXXX. What I find as a problem is that I never received notice from XXXX that the debt was purchased. What I am entitled is a copy of the actual assignment of debt by XXXX to JH Portfolio Debt Equities , LLC. The Federal Trade Commission has made it clear on debt assignments, and how all collections without due process on validation has riddled the debt collection business with millions in fines and dozens of class action lawsuits. I have been recovering from XXXX over the past three years. I have had to drain my 401K and have struggled to work consistently. XXXX XXXX knew of my health issues, knowing that I was going to file for bankruptcy protection. The debt buyer was duped taking a debt that simply can not ever be paid. I believe that the assigned collection should be proved first showing an actual assignment of debt, and secondly the debt buyer should give the debt back to XXXX XXXX and be totally forgiven based upon my physical hardship. This collection is not valid based upon the lack of proof that it was ever assigned or purchased. The debt should be forgiven or I will have no other option but to file for personal bankruptcy.
Company: JH Portfolio Debt Equities, LLC
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3033340
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