False statements or representation

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My initial communication to Collection Consultants was XXXX XXXX, XXXX, after having discovered this account on my credit report while in the process of buying a car.
Meanwhile I disputed with CRA ‘s online. After sixteen days with no response, I submitted a CFPB complaint on XXXX XXXX, XXXX. To date, Collection Consultants was unresponsive to this as well, so I disputed with CRA ‘s again through the CFPB.
I sent another letter to Collection Consultants on XXXX XXXX, then again on XXXX XXXX, XXXX, requesting underlying documents from the original creditor, including a chain of title, since I was unable to reconcile this account and amount, and suspect that it is something that was already paid in full by my parents years ago.
A response from Collection Consultants was finally received on XXXX XXXX, XXXX, in the form of a printout of the itemized account information. I had requested an original itemized statement from the original creditor to review ; the FTC has stated that a ” mere itemization ” is insufficient proof to constitute validation of an alleged debt. Per the limited detail provided by Collection Consultants, in fact, it appears that an unknown ” adjustment ” was added to the account balance after payments were made, creating a new ” balance ”. As of XXXX, XXXX, Collection Consultants recent collection letter has inexplicably inflated the unsubstantiated debt from {$1700.00} to {$2400.00} or {$2400.00}, depending on which letter you look at.
Further, it seems that CC may not be the first debt buyer to be involved with this account, given the reported assignment date of XXXX XXXX. Incidentally, the original date of assignment to collection is most likely much earlier, according to your records, XXXX XXXX was initial delinquency, yet is being inaccurately reported to appear recent.
Collection Consultants was requested to document their ownership of the debt, the balance of the debt, the date of the default or last payment, the identity of prior owners of the debt and the name and address of the debtor in the original creditor ‘s records. In addition, the debt buyer must also have the original contract or a document provided to the debtor while the account was active to show evidence of the debt.
Please note that, in over 70 days since my initial letter, Collection Consultants has failed to prove that this debt is mine, that it is accurate ( I ‘ve never had Physical Therapy in my life! ), failed to provide me with an original contract made with the original creditor, and has failed to provide me with proof that Collection Consultant ‘s has a legal right to collect on this alleged debt, as I requested. All collection activity, which includes reporting to CRA ‘s is legally required to cease until this information is provided. This was not done, and Collection Consultants is in violation of federal and state debt collection regulations.

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