Please see the letter bleow that I faxed to Ellis, Crosby and Associates. Please feel free to use it should you need.
May 20, 2005
Mr. Paul Epstein
4494 Southside Boulevard, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Dear Mr. Paul Epstein:
Effective immediately, I respectfully request all further contact be by US MAIL only. I will no longer tolerate harassing calls at work, nor do I authorize you or your company to contact anyone other than myself about this debt. I request written notice telling me the amount of money I owe and the name of the creditor(s) to whom I owe. Under the protection of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, I am entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.
Your collection agency is in violation of the law by their actions stated as follows:
Constant calls to my work place after continuously advising my companies' policy on personal phone calls.
Belligerent, ridiculous, and insulting remarks from you or your staff.
Threatening to get my employer involve, which could result in termination of employment. (Stating I can keep my job if I pay an obscene amount of money within a 2 hour time frame)
Accusing me of fraud and the intent to fraud.
Contacting others I work with in regards to this debt.
After checking with the Better Business Bureau, I felt the need to inform them of your collection habits and will file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
**I have filed complaints with all list plus with the Attorney General of Florida. it is my full intention to go to any length to protect the rights I as an american consumer was given. I applaud all that does what it takes to protect their rights, KUDOS TO YOU!
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