What Is The Creditor Required To Tell The Debtor About The Debt?

Within five days after the debtor is first contacted, the collector must send a written notice telling the debtor the amount of money they owe; the name of the creditor to whom debtor owes the money; and what action to take if the debtor believes they do not owe the money.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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