Date Received: 2018-10-10T00:00:00
Product: I do not know
Issue: Written notification about debt
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: This is a complaint from XXXX XXXX against XXXX XXXX XXXX for MCMs failure to provide requested information for the debt alleged. On XX/XX/18, consumer ( through legal counsel ) sent a written request for documentation on this debt, including the following : a. Signed copy of the original contact ( s ) ; b. Any notice ( s ) of assignment or receipt of sale of the debt alleged ; c. Any notice ( s ) of delinquency ; d. Ledgers/spreadsheets/accounting statements showing how the debt alleged was accrued ( including any fees and interest charges added to this debt ) ; e. A copy of your debt collection rights license ; f. Proof that you are licensed to collect this debt in Arizona ; and g. Any other documentation which tends to show validity.
Despite the detailed request for documentation and reasoning, Midland responded on XX/XX/18 that they were unsure what the consumer was requesting. A second letter was sent by consumer on XX/XX/18 specifying the concern that Midland has the authority to collect, and again detailing documentation that would show this. It has now been over 2 months since this request, and we have received no response. Creditor ‘s failure to respond to a consumer ‘s good faith request for documentation makes it impossible for the consumer to make an informed decision regarding the debt alleged. This is a violation of USC 1692, and other federal acts which require lenders and debt collectors to act in good faith and refrain from unfair deceptive or abusive acts.
Company: ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP INC.
State/Zip: AZ 85016
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with non-monetary relief
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3042367
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