I received a collection letter from JC Christensen and Assoc. stating that Resurgent Capital Services forwarded to them a debt I owe Sprint from 1996. They say I owe 110.36 but if I pay now I can reduce the debt to 44.14. I called Sprint...we had a cell phone when we lived in Kansas City but it was in 1999 to 2001. 1996 makes no sense to us or Sprint. They show we ceased service by our request and owe them nothing. We since moved to Georgia and 4 yrs ago purchased a 3 yr sprint plan for 3 phones which we still have. This is the first we have been notified of a past due from this very old account....since sprint says we owe nothing we are at a loss as to why these companies think we should send them money. IRS doesn't even require me to keep records for that length of time...I do not have those billings any longer, nor do I even have that credit card or its statments nor do I have checking account info going back that far.
I have a few questions.
How does this business get off questioning a ten yr old account?
Why in 10 years is this the first I have been notified?
Why is Sprint not getting as concerned as we are about this...they act like...dont worry you owe us nothing. Don't they care that their name is being used for irreputible means??
I would like to persue this...not that I have the time...BUT THIS IS NUTS>>>THIS IS WRONG>>>THIS IS BAD BUSINESS.
If my elderly mother in law received this letter she would have already paid the debt!!!! Which is probably why they continue to have the funds to persue their bad work.
These folks are pond scum...my husband tells me to write to them and then drop it. But....we both agreed we should pay the 10.00 ish dollars to make sure its not on our credit report. We lose....they win....consumer gets screwed!!!
If you all have a suggestion please share. I would like to nail these people, again I have little time, but if everyone says that then it will just continue...so....I feel I should help correct it so it does not continue.
Your for honest business,
Tybee Island, Georgia