Date Received: 2018-11-21T00:00:00.000
Product: Other debt
Issue: Written notification about debt
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I found out that Diversified Consultants, the 3rd debt collector attempting to collect an invalid debt for XXXX, now had the debt because it was reported to XXXX. A notice of the report was given to me by a credit monitoring agency that I utilize. At no time before reporting to the credit agency had I received any communication from Diversified Consultants, including the 30-day dispute notice. The notice was not sent to me until I called Diversified Consultants and notified them that they erroneously reported the debt, which is not a valid debt and has been repeatedly disputed, before sending a 30-day notice. This practice is highly unethical and validates my consumer rights. Additionally, I disputed the initial report to the credit agency which was removed immediately and replaced with another report that notes that it is contested by the consumer.
Company: Diversified Consultants, Inc.
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with non-monetary relief
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3080660
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