Attempts to collect debt not owed

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As a service member in the United States XXXX when this lease was effective, I was protected under the Service Member Civil Relief Act with the right to terminate a residential lease, if there is a permanent change of duty station for no less than 90 days.

T ermination of residential or motor vehicle leasesSec. 305 ( 50 U.S.C. app. 535 ) Military persons who live in rental property are allowed to terminate leases entered into prior to a period of XXXX XXXX . It applies to : ( 1 ) property leased for a dwelling or for professional, business, or farm u se, or other similar purpose, where the person leasing the property later enters XXXX XXXX in military service, or where the service member executes the lease while in military service and thereafter receives military orders for a permanent change of duty station ( PCS ) or to XXXX with a military unit for a period of at least 90 days.
The service member may terminate a property lease by delivering by hand, private business carrier, or mailing return receipt requested, a written notice and a copy of his or her military orders to the lessor or its agent.

In XXXX 2013, I did my due diligence and provided a WRITTEN NOTICE to the landlord in informing them that we were vacating the premises in 30 days due to military orders. The landlord ACCEPTED the written notice and made note that we were vacating the premises.


To this date, there is a collections account on my credit report for {$3800.00} and this has dramatically impacted my credit score and report to the point where it is difficult for me to obtain credit and rent elsewhere!
I have attempted numerous times for the past 3.5 years to dispute this collections account. It is VERY SAD how this company and its representatives treat service members!

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