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Fast Fact: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, it is unlawful for a collection agency to use postcards in their debt collection efforts.

You should dispute a debt in writing if you feel as if the dollar amount being requested is inaccurate, if you feel the debt is not owed at all, or if you feel the debt is fraudulent.

If your alleged First Premier Bank account is with a collection agency, you can send a letter to that collection agency within thirty days of first being notified of the collection. You should send such a letter via certified mail so that you can prove that they received it. In response to your dispute, the collection agency must cease collection activity until they send you some sort of validation or proof of the alleged debt. They can resume their collection efforts again once they produce proof of your debt.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) regulates what debt collection agencies may and may not do. Collection agencies may not:

  • use abusive or obscene language;
  • call before 8am or after 9pm;
  • call you at work, if they know that your employer does not permit personal calls;
  • contact any third party and state that you owe a debt.

    The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) regulates the credit bureaus’ responsibilities as to your credit report. There are many things credit bureaus are required to do as it pertains to their credit reporting. Credit Bureaus must:

  • report accurately;
  • conduct a reasonable investigation of any dispute you make with them as to inaccurate credit reporting;
  • clearly mark any trade line disputed by you as disputed by the consumer.

    Your best option is to consult with a consumer protection attorney if you believe your rights are being violated.

  • 1 Comment

    1. Stacy P. on April 25, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      I had a First Premier Bank card. I lost my job and could not make the payments to First Premier Bank. I spoke with First Premier Bank and made a deal on the payoff amount. I was told by the individual at First Premier Bank that after the amount is paid, it will be removed from my credit report. I have checked my credit report because I am attempting to purchase a house. First Premier Bank is still reporting negatively on my credit report. I spoke to customer service at First Premier Bank and was told it is not in the bank’s policy to remove this from a credit report. With this remaining on my report for the next seven years, I am hindered.

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