Communication tactics

My actual issue was not listed above, however what happened was that I was sending small payments to Florida XXXX. That was n’t good enough for them so they turned my account over to XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX. When I finally sent written communication to XXXX attempting to have them contact the hospital on my behalf to find out if the hospital was willing to do a ” professional courtesy ” or negotiate a payment, XXXX completely ignored my request/attempt at communication to resolve the debt through them. I received no answer to my letter whatsoever after requesting the above. The next thing I know. I find that XXXX has now turned my account over to an ATTORNEY, Kevin B. Wilson Law Offices in XXXX, TN, acting as a debt collector on their ( XXXX ‘ ) behalf. XXXX DID NOT INFORM ME that they would be turning my account over to an attorney for collection even though I tried to get them to answer my letter regarding negotiating payment. Now I ‘m expected to pay this attorney {$880.00} on TOP of my existing debt when it would have otherwise been avoided should XXXX had treated me FAIRLY and not abused me in this way by denying to respond to my communication. The attorney ‘s letter states, ” Contractual attorney fees, as provided for in your agreement with our client, have been added to the amount owed on this account. ” Well, in NO way, shape or form was I made aware of any agreement that stated such and it is not provided on the copy of the original statement of debt from XXXX. I was treated unfairly and feel I am a victim of their oppression where otherwise their cooperation with my attempts at communication would have prevented these additional costs to me, which I feel I legally should not have to pay because I was NOT told about them and have not been previously provided a copy of such ” agreement. ” Here is a copy of that statute regarding unfair treatment and oppression.
” XXXX. Harassment or abuse [ 15 USC 1692d ] A debt collector may not engage in any conduct the natural consequence of which is to harass, oppress, or abuse any person in connection with the collection of a debt. Without limiting the general application of the foregoing, the following conduct is a violation of this section … ” When XXXX refused to assist me by not answering my written communication attempting to resolve my debt, THAT IS oppression and unfair to me.
On the back of XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX ‘ statement, they have printed their policy, if you will, as follows : ” Our staff is trained to provide a high level of professional assistance to consumers and we expect each person to be treated with dignity and respect. ” Unfortunately, that is not the way I was treated at all. Please do something about this. I am so stressed out that I ca n’t think of anything else but the extra money these people have cost me!

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