What is a Request to Stop Collection Activity?
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.
Re: Ceasing Collection Activity
This letter confirms the conversation I had with you on
Please stop your collection activities regarding the following purchase(s):
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.