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Other Names: Letter to Cease and Desist Collection
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What is a Request to Stop Collection Activity?

If you're getting hounded by collection agencies for charges you didn't make a Request to Cease Collection Activity can help stop those phone calls and letters. 
It's bad enough that you're the victim of identity theft and you shouldn't suffer further injury by relentless collection agencies. They probably don't know that you're a victim in this situation, but giving them formal notice may be able to help. Get things taken care of the right way and help regain a little peace of mind. When you send a Request to Cease Collection Activity you can make at least one part of the process much easier.

When to use a Request to Stop Collection Activity:

  • Collection agencies are contacting you, but you're the victim of identity theft.
  • You've already begun a formal process to make or contest payments.
  • You're receiving collection letters sent in error.
  • You've asked an agency to stop over the phone, and want to send a follow up letter.

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Re: Ceasing Collection Activity



This letter confirms the conversation I had with you on


Please stop your collection activities regarding the following purchase(s):


Date Item Amount



I have recently been the victim of identity theft, and all of the purchase(s) listed above were fraudulently obtained as a result of this theft.


As a result of this identity theft incident, I am not liable for payment. Please stop collection actions immediately, and send written confirmation that you have done so.


Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information on this matter. (preferred) or (alternate)


Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.







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