Time to Consider Revising Your Initial Notice: Another Court Rules Consumers Are Not Required to Dispute Debts "in Writing"
Posted on April 2, 2014
Many collection agencies send initial notices that include the statement, "unless you notify this office in writing within 30 days after receiving this notice that you dispute the validity of this debt or any portion thereof, this office will assume this debt is valid." (emphasis added). If your agency is sending such letters, you should consider changing the company's initial notice.