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Sample cease and desist letter to collection agency

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This sample cease and desist letter to a collection agency for California is sent pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. Sections 1692c and 1692k, and by the Rosenthal Collection Practices Act, California Civil Code Section 1788.17. The sample requests that the collection agency immediately cease and desist all telephone calls to either the place of employment or the home of the alleged debtor and further states that any violations may result in legal action. The sample can be modified for use in any State in the United States of America. The author is an entrepreneur and freelance paralegal who has worked in California and Federal litigation since 1995 and has created over 250 sample legal documents for sale.

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Sample cease and desist letter to collection agency

  1. 1. To subscribe to my FREE weekly legal newsletter visit http://freeweeklylegalnewsletter.gr8.com/ for more information. You can view over 250 sample legal documents for sale at: http://www.scribd.com/LegalDocsPro/documents and document packages for sale at http://www.legaldocspro.com/downloads.aspx Be sure to remove these notices before using this document. Send this letter to the collection agency that is attempting to collect the alleged debt against you. VIA CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED NUMBER: XXXXXXXXX Date:___________________ YOUR NAME YOUR STREET ADDRESS YOUR CITY, STATE AND ZIP CODE COLLECTION AGENCY NAME COLLECTION AGENCY ADDRESS COLLECTION AGENCY CITY, STATE AND ZIP CODE RE: ACCT # XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX To Whom It May Concern: 1
  2. 2. This letter is being sent to you in response to a notice sent to me on ________________. With this letter I hereby formally request that you CEASE and DESIST any and all telephone calls immediately and that no telephone contact be made by your offices to my home or to my place of employment. If your offices attempt any telephone communication with me, including but not limited to, computer generated calls and calls or correspondence sent to or with any third parties, it will be considered harassment and I will have no choice but to file suit. All future communications with me MUST be done in writing and sent to the address noted in this letter by USPS. I advise you strongly that you should endeavor to ensure that your records are in order before I am forced to take legal action. This letter is a formal request to CEASE and DESIST. You are hereby instructed to cease all collection efforts immediately or face legal sanctions under the Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. Sections 1692c and 1692k, which is incorporated and made applicable to collection agencies such as your company by the Rosenthal Collection Practices Act, California Civil Code Section 1788.17. In the interests of avoiding any legal action on my part I urge you to PLEASE MARK YOUR FILES in accordance with the formal requests made in this letter and cease all further telephone communications. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. Sincerely, _______________________ YOUR SIGNATURE YOUR NAME 2

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