Law Offices Howard Lee Schiff, P.C. Debt Collection Complaint

Credit card Disclosure verification of debt not given enough info to verify debt

Law Offices Howard Lee Schiff, P.C. Debt collection department,

Credit card Disclosure verification of debt Not given enough info to verify debt Massachusetts

I would like to file a formal complaint against the Law Offices of Howard Lee SchiffOn -/-/- I received a letter from their office claiming I owe a debt to - - bank in the amount of $ - submitted a debt validation letter -/-/- to their office, I had no further communication with them and the debt was never validated, Which violates the FDCPA. After some online searching I have found numerous other complaints about them and their collection methods from many others who have also claimed the same issues on not receiving the validations and along with far worse complaints of threats and illegally collecting fundsOn -/-/- I received a summons to Small claims court, still without any validation what so ever that this is in fact a valid debt owed by me, The hearing was scheduled for -/-/- in the - Court, I knew was going to be unable to attend the hearing due to needing to provide my elderly mother a ride to and from - so I submitted a request for continuance to the court a few weeks in advance which was n't granted. I received the judgement from the court saying I had defaulted,

me anything resembling any validation at all. I received from them were the fraud documents along with a few statements from - at an address I once lived at and in a name that I also share with my Father, Who also was living with me at that same address during the time in question. His passing coincides with the receipt of last payment to - having passed 2 or 3 weeks after the last payment they receivedI filed a motion with the court to have the default judgement removed and it has since been removed and the hearing is being rescheduled. The payment hearing was yesterday and that 's when they allowed the motion to remove the defaultI spoke with the lawyer handling the case for them yesterday at the payment hearing and I said why have I still not received any validation yet that I owe this and her words were I have 30 days to request the validation, But they are under no time limit to respond to the validation How can they legally and ethically do this? I am expected to go to court, Not knowing that this is in fact my debt?

Law Offices Howard Lee Schiff, P.C. customer in Massachusetts
Sep 11, 2015

* Source: CFPB Complaint Database

Law Offices Howard Lee Schiff, P.C. response to complaint:
Closed with non-monetary relief

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