Admission Letter / December 5, 2018 / Heidi Wallace
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.
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.
You are usually asked to author this by someone that you know well either from your business or personal circles. Having direct knowledge about the subject of your letter should make it easy to expound on their character strengths personal attributes and accomplishments. In spite of this it may still be an overwhelming prospect for many. So how to start... As I just mentioned get additional information from the person. You may know them personally as they hang out at your house but find out what their other outside interests and accomplishments have been. Make sure you know the specifics of what is being asked for in the letter.