if collection compnay is legal to collect in state of washington
(Vancouver, Washington (USA))
I have receieved several letters to collect a debt from:
National Credit Solutions, LLC
PO BOX 15779
Oklahoma City, OK 73155-0779
They are sending bills to my address in Washington State. Is there a way to check if this Collection Co. is legal to collect a debt from me in the state of WA?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:
According to the Washington State statutes:
No person shall act, assume to act, or advertise as a collection agency or out-of-state collection agency as defined in this chapter, except as authorized by this chapter, without first having applied for and obtained a license from the director.
Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to require a regular employee of a collection agency or out-of-state collection agency duly licensed under this chapter to procure a collection agency license.
1994 c 195 § 2; 1971 ex.s. c 253 § 2.
You can check business and professional licenses here: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/checkstatus.html