Date Received: 2018-10-28T00:00:00.000
Product: Medical debt
Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: XXXX XXXX told me that I had a debt with them. I faxed a letter to XXXX, as the CFPB directed to ask for clarification. I did this on XX/XX/2018. I have still not recieved a written notice of clarification. So, I assumed that the debit was invalid.
I was then contacted by a collection service ( State Collection Service Inc. ) trying to collect the debit, on XX/XX/2018. XXXX had still not provided me with a written clarification of the debt. The CFPB website stated that if they tried to seek judgment for payment of the debt without first providing written verification, they would be in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Company: State Collection Service, Inc.
State/Zip: CA 926XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3058466
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