If you're in the military, a veteran, or part of a military family and you're having problems with debt collectors, there is assistance available for you.
StatesideLegal.org has a tool called "The Interactive Form - Collection Agency Stop Contact Letter" that helps you write a letter specifically addressed to the collection agency. The letter serves multiple purposes:
Stop Contact Request: The main purpose of the letter is to inform the collection agency that you do not wish to be contacted regarding the debt. Once the agency receives this letter, they are legally obligated to cease communication with you.
Billing Mistakes: The letter also allows you to address any billing errors or mistakes related to the debt. You can use this opportunity to point out inaccuracies in the amount owed or any other discrepancies you may have identified.
Debt Verification: The letter also lets you ask the collection agency for proof that you are indeed responsible for the debt, such as a copy of the signed contract or other supporting documentation.
The purpose of this interactive form is to simplify the process of drafting the letter. Once completed, the form generates a finalized letter that you can review, save, and print for sending to the collection agency.
Last Reviewed: May 19, 2023