1. No, an offer of settlement would not restart the statute of limitations.
2. Probably not, although one would have to review the letter you wrote to be sure.
3. No, you can still ask forvalidation.
4. No, but any "today only" would be suspect, as Attorney McCall indicates.
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Sending them a letter will not reup the SOL. To reset the SOL, you would need to make a purchase or a payment towards the debt.
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Rule of thumb: all "today only" offers -- in all contexts -- are suspect and should be treated as presumptively bad deals.
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