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I mailed certified letter to collection agency to validate

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I mailed certified letter to collection agency to validate debt. Included in letter proof they own the debt, agreement with my signature from creditor, copy of canceled check, history from original credit of activity. The collection agency sent me copies of the statements, not the original credotot.
By collection agency sending copies not the original creditor does this validate debt?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 years ago.
Good evening,
I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
It is the collection company that send the proof of the debt, not your original creditor. The original creditor is not legally obligated to provide you anything of the collection agency is handling the claim.
Under the law, the copies of the accoi8nt history, your signature on a document and proof of their ownership of the debt is all they need provide. Those documents do validate the debt under the federal law concerning collection matters.
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