I made a thread some days back in regards to a medical collection that occurred in another state. I checked the license registry in NYC and the agency is not listed. Doesn't this mean that they are not legally allowed to collect a debt from me?
What are my options? What can I do next?
Some state debt collection practices statutes directly address and require licensing, while others dont.
Contact your state agency that regulates the licensing of debt collectors. It's their job and expertise, and they can give sound advice on how to deal with any violation.
The FDCPA alone does not address licensing of debt collectors. That is reserved to the states.
Just got the agency. Unfortunately I didn't get sound advice I am being bounced around and I'm starting to get very frustrated
Ok. I plan on filing a complaint with both. What do I do after that? Do I send any letters? Contact the OC (the hospital)?