Random Acts of Living


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Debt Collection

April 6, 2015 I received a letter from Collect Pros (see picture below) claiming that I owed money to Elite Coupon Deals.

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Never having done business with Elite Coupon Deals that I recalled I went online to see what I could find out. I had no luck finding any previous interaction with any such company. I proceeded to research what I needed to do to handle the situation. 

I found legal advice gave my next step as sending the collection agency a letter which I copied and inserted my information in to. I sent this off immediately.

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On May 14, 2015 I received my response:

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Fraud? Maybe. I did not find either company listed as known scammers.

If you receive collection notices that are questionable it is best that you don't just ignore them, a simple letter can resolve all doubt. Make copies of all written interaction and make note of phone #, date & time, and names for all verbal communication. Cover your bases.