I can report that the “do not contact” letter works, at least with my creditor, ATT. I wrote earlier about my billing dispute with ATT and how I sent a letter citing California’s Rosenthal Act to ATT telling them not to contact me at home.
California’s Rosenthal Act gives consumers many of the rights they have against third party collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against the original creditor as well.
Since the first phone call from ATT’s collector, NCO, we have heard nothing about this debt. In my letter, I invited ATT to have someone with authority to settle the matter call me at Moran Law Group to discuss. I have heard nothing at work.
They have also stopped calling at home. I’m cautious about declaring victory, but my bill, now consolidated ATT local service and long distance, doesn’t show the bill for the cancelled service. I just may have won.
See the beginning of this saga.