I dv OSI services for an account on my credit report. Per my credit report this account was sold to OSI by HSBC in 2004.
DOLA is 06/04 and is beyond SOL. NC is 3 years
Today I received a response. Here it goes
Dear Mr. Green:
thank you for your correspondence of April 25, 2008 and for the opportunity to respond.
I have checked our database and am unable to locate an account in your name or account number. Identifying an account would have enabled me to contact the credit bureaus and inquire as to our reporting.
Is it possible for you to provide me with the portion of your credit report that references an OSI trade line? Using this information, I'm confident I can locate the account in question and respond to your concerns.
DV them again...does the bottom of the DV you sent say that if they can't verify they must delete?????
I would say send this letter to the CRA stating that this company failed to verify....and the account must be deleted...but I don't know how that would work out...this is your response to a DV...and I think it is grounds for deletion...
You MUST let them know..that they have to delete if they can't verify...
DO NOT send them any info. Send the 2nd DV letter CMRRR They do not have enough info. to validate. make all changes needed in this letter. DO NOT SIGN IT!!!
I'm sure you know, under FDCPA Section 809 (b), you are not allowed to pursue collection activity until the debt is validated. You should be made aware that in TWYLA BOATLEY, Plaintiff, vs. DIEM CORPORATION, No. CIV 03-0762 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA, 2004, the courts ruled that reporting a collection account indeed is considered collection activity.
You recieved a request for validation from me on 9/18/07. You have not responded to that request in any way, and since that time you have updated information on my Experian credit report on 10/10/07 and on my Equifax report TWICE on 10/15/07. Each of these updates constitutes a violation of FDCPA.
While I prefer not to litigate, I will use the courts as needed to enforce my rights under the FDCPA.
I look forward to an uneventful resolution of this matter.
I request that all contact with me be in writing, and only when you can provide adequate validation of this alleged debt. To refresh your memory on what constitutes legal validation, I am giving a list of the required documentation:
Complete payment history, the requirement of which has been established via Spears v Brennan 745 N.E.2d 862; 2001 Ind. App. LEXIS 509 and
Agreement that bears the signature of the alleged debtor wherein they agreed to pay the original creditor.
Letter of sale or assignment from the original creditor to your company. (Agreement with your client that grants you the authority to collect on this alleged debt.) Coppola v. Arrow Financial Services, 302CV577, 2002 WL 32173704(D.Conn., Oct. 29, 2002) - Information relating to the purchase of a bad debt is not proprietary or burdensome. Debtor must phrase their request clearly to obtain: The source of a debt and the amount a bad debt buyer paid for plaintiff's debt, how amount sought was calculated, where in issue a list of reports to credit bureaus, and documents conferring authority on defendant to collect debt.
Intimate knowledge of the creation of the debt by you, the collection agency.
As you are already in violation, I expect all reference to this account be deleted from my credit report, as this entry and any update of such entry will be considered another violation. You have 5 days from the receipt of this letter to remove this account from any and all reporting agencies, or a complaint to the FTC will be immediately filed for each and every violation from 9/18/07 until this issue is resolved. It is common knowledge that your company often violates these laws and I have no doubt that if I choose to litigate that you will be held liable for your actions. It is my hope that you will comply with the law in order to avoid the hassle.