Admission Letter / December 7, 2018 / Ronda Frost
Send some to the debt collector and you ll see what I mean. A Use for the Requests There is a type of request for admission that could be useful though. This is a request that certain documents were created and sent by the debt collector. If you received a letter for example signed by John Doe Debt Collector dated August 15 2009 you might attach a copy to your requests for admission and ask them to admit that (1) the attached letter is a true and correct copy of a letter sent by John Doe Debt Collector (2) that it was sent on or about August 15 2009 (3) that John Doe was an employee of Debt Collector (4) that John Doe sent the attached letter in the normal course of his employment with Debt Collector and (5) that John Doe sent the attached letter in an attempt to collect a debt.
The goal is to show you that typing up a letter to obtain information about whatever college or university you are interested in can be done very quickly. You will need to address each letter individually as well as personalize the letter with whatever school you are applying. The goal here is to have a template to make it very fast and efficient. Requests for admissions are a tool designed to simplify litigation. Like many such tools however they rarely work -except in a very limited way- and function more as a trap for the careless than anything else. If you are being sued for debt you should be aware of them both because the requests can be lethal to you if you ignore them-- and because the occasional carelessness of the lawyers for the debt collectors occasionally makes them a gambit worth trying.
I ve seen it many times. He or she will attach an affidavit form to the request implying that your responses must be under oath. In my view this is an unfair debt collection practice under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Requests for Admission are not made under oath. To imply that they are is an attempt to intimidate a party into making admissions. Or to add to the general stress and difficulty of responding at all with the increased probability of a failure to respond at all. I believe that people receiving this sort of requests for admissions should strongly consider amending their answer to include a counterclaim under the FDCPA.