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Discussion in 'Other Legal Issues' started by Zayveeon, Apr 2, 2002.

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  1. Zayveeon

    Zayveeon Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have a collector who just sent me a letter, regarding a hospital bill I have been paying on. They say, that if I don't pay the bill in full, that they will turn me in to the credit bureau or seek a judgment. I pay every month to the hospital. Can they do this to me? What should I do?
     
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    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    jmacgregor is on the ball. You should send a letter, preferably via some method of certification or proof of sending, that disputes the validity of the bill. Under Federal law they cannot continue to harass you once you have disputed the validity of the debt. You can find more about this in the Federal Debtors and Creditors Protection Act (FDCPA).
     
  4. Zayveeon

    Zayveeon Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you both for your info. I was told that our President passed a bill that made it made it impossible for hospitals or doctors to turn you into a credit bureau or file judgments . Ofcourse, you have to be making a effort of paying the bill. Has anyone heard of such a bill?
     
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