Debt Validation - is there case law where a debt validation requests follows the debt?

Asked over 2 years ago - San Diego, CA

I have been told that in the US District Court of Northern California that if a debtor seeks validation with a collection agency, that validation request applies to the collector and to all others who subsequently work the alleged debt from that point forward.

Is there any case law or reference that anyone can tell me about to read up on?

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  1. Thomas John Cesta


    Contributor Level 14


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . You are referring to the FDCPA. This act applies to anyone attempting to collect the debt, as long as the debt did not originate with that entity.

    If you seek validation in a written request, a copy of the validation letter is required to be provided to subsequent collectors or debt buyers, as long as the transfer occurs after receipt of the letter.

    You should review the FDCPA.

  2. Kevin V.K. Crick


    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . I am not sure whether that Circuit has precedent cases dealing with the FDCPA, that have held that all others who subsequently work the alleged debt are bound and deemed to have been put on notice from that point forward. Personally I doubt that would be the case, unless it could be proven that all who worked the alleged debt thereafter were given knowledge of the validation request that had not yet been answered. If you're having problems with a collector, feel free to email me your info or contact my office Monday and we will try to put you in touch with an attorney licensed in the federal court for your federal district in North Carolina who can help you at no cost out of your pocket.

    Please do not take my answer to be legal advice that would establish any attorney-client relationship. Please... more

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