This communication is from a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
Unless you, within 30 days after receipt of this notice, dispute the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by this office. If you notify this office in writing within the 30-day period that the debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, this office will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of a judgment against you and a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to you by this office. Upon your written request within the 30-day period, this office will provide you with the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current creditor.
California Residents: The state Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act require that, except under unusual circumstances, collectors may not contact you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. They may not harass you by using threats of violence or arrest or by using obscene language. Collectors may not use false or misleading statements or call you at work if they know or have reason to know that you may not receive personal calls at work. For the most part, collectors may not tell another person, other than your attorney or spouse, about your debt. Collectors may contact another person to confirm your location or enforce a judgment. For more information about debt collection activities, you may contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or www.ftc.gov.
State and federal law require debt collectors to treat you fairly and prohibit debt collectors from making false statements or threats of violence, using obscene or profane language, and making improper communications with third parties, including your employer. Except under unusual circumstances, debt collectors may not contact you before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. In general, a debt collector may not give information about your debt to another person, other than your attorney or spouse. A debt collector may contact another person to confirm your location or to enforce a judgment. For more information about debt collection activities, you may contact the Federal Trade Commission by telephone at 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357) or online at www.ftc.gov. Nonprofit credit counseling services may be available in the area.
Colorado Residents: FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLORADO FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, SEE WWW.COAG.GOV/CAR.
A consumer has the right to request in writing that a debt collector or collection agency cease further communication with the consumer. A written request to cease communication will not prohibit the debt collector or collection agency from taking any other action authorized by law to collect the debt.
Georgia Residents: This is an attempt to collect a claim and any information obtained will be sued for that purpose.
Minnesota Residents: This collection agency is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Nevada Residents: (Hospital Debts): If you pay or agree to pay the debt or any portion of the debt, the payment or agreement to pay may be construed as:
- an acknowledgment of the debt by you; and
- a waiver by you of any applicable statute of limitations set forth in NRS 11.190 that otherwise precludes the collection of the debt. If you do not understand or have questions concerning your legal rights or obligations relating to the debt, you should seek legal advice.
North Carolina Residents: North Carolina Department of Insurance Collection Agency Permit No. 3774.
Tennessee Residents: This collection agency is licensed by the Tennessee Collection Services Board, State Department of Commerce and Insurance.
Vermont Residents: This is an attempt to collect a claim and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
West Virginia Residents: This is an attempt to collect a claim and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
Wisconsin Residents: This collection agency is licensed by the: Office of the Administrator or the Division of Banking, www.wdfi.org.