SKO Brenner American send me a collection letter. What should I do?

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I received a call from this company today. First time I have ever heard of them. Never received a letter although they said they have sent me several in the past. Never received their voice mail messages although they claim they have left me two previously. In any event, they state that I owe Swiss Colony over 1,000 which I do not and when I asked for them to send me a letter validating the debt, the gentlemen told me that he did not need to do that and if I did not pay him something today he would be issuing a summons for me to appear in court. I was at work when I returned his call and I agreed to pay $150.00 on the debt. I am contacting Swiss Colony to inquire as to this bill and what it is all about. What could I have done better?


Sub: #1 These SKO Brenner American sent me a letter today saying I owe $
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 13:32

These SKO Brenner American sent me a letter today saying I owe $57.90 but they don't say what for. I don't like the sound of this at all.

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Sub: #2 Sko Brenner American
Mon, 10/31/2011 - 09:19

I have had numerous problems in the past from Companies saying we owe money when we don't. My daughter had a number of old accounts in collection and when she was 19 she did live in our home. She has not since then. If you have had contact with the company they say owes you money, you can send them a letter of validation. It asks for so much information that only if you truly owed the debt could they continue. I sent mine registered mail. It was worth the money to get them off our backs. If in my case it is not my debt but my daughter's, you can send then a cease and desist letter. Fax it or mail it. If you send them the letter they cannot by law contact you anymore. For a copy of the letter I used see this link:DELETED..PM Worked like a charm. Within 2 weeks we received a letter saying they were not able to validate and our account had been removed. If you owe you need to pay but if its a mistake you have options. Just look for them and read up on the topic. Don't be a victim. and never, never, say that you owe or agree to pay until you have researched this completely. Saying you owe can obligate you.

nice try,but no solicitory info including emails not allowed per TOS.laters.


Sub: #3 Sko Brenner America Are scam artists!
Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:53

I received a letter from them that Department of Education turned my debt over to them I have already payed it but SKO Brenner was not aware of it so they tagged on another $1,000 00 on top of what I owed. They would keep all the money if I sent it to them. They got the information about me from hacking into the website that lists all debts to Dep. of Education and were counting on my stupidity to get my money. I tore it up and threw it in the garbage, you should have done the same!!


Sub: #4 [COLOR=black]So far I heard are claims of fraud and scamming in
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:59

[COLOR=black]So far I heard are claims of fraud and scamming in regards to SKO... [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]SKO is a national outsource solution provider that assists organization to resolve outstanding consumer accounts receivables. In addition, they are a licensed collection agency. They are not debt buyers. [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]The information that that contact you with comes from their clients. It is fiduciary responsibility to contact the consumer on behalf of their clients and attempt to resolve the bill status of the account.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]Payment is only one of the options that a consumer may take to resolve this situation. I can assure you that SKO has no interest in extracting payments on accounts that are not due. However, if you dispute it is best to do so in writing. This leaves no room for interpretation of your position and provides documentation to assist with final account resolution.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]Any claims of dispute will be presented to SKO's client and the client will determine if it has merit. If the client provides additional information to overcome the objection it will be presented to the consumer.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]When you call into SKO Brenner American there is a message that your call maybe recorded for training and quality assurance. These calls are reviewed to specifically make sure that the operators are in compliance with the handling of the consumer accounts with our client and the consumer's rights.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]When an operator asks you a series of questions at the beginning of the call it is to protect the consumer and validate that the party that they are speaking with is in fact the debtor or the responsible party for the obligation. It also validate that SKO is a designated agent of the client.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]At SKO the only time credit report is mentioned is when the consumer raises it as a concern. If the request for information is answered is a straight and honest the account can be quickly resolved.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]It you are pulled over in your car by a police officer, one of first things that ask is do you know why you were pulled over... They ask for your identification and then listen to your response. Based on that they will tell you why you were pulled over and the options you have to resolve the situation. [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]It is no different if you are contacted in regards to a bill. Just like the police officer, SKO is an agent of the credit grantor or merchant, they are hired to contact the consumer to make them aware of their client's account status and attempts to get it resolved in a professional manner.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]If you feel that your contact was not professional, please provide us with your name, the name of the credit grantor or merchant and date in which you were in contact with SKO. An contact audit will be performed to validate our employees compliance with company and regulatory compliance.[/COLOR]
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Sub: #5 I too have been receiving calls from this Company and as all of
Sat, 03/19/2011 - 12:05

I too have been receiving calls from this Company and as all of your letters say, I have never heard of the Dr. I am supposed to owe. Besides that, my Dr. bills are covered by my insurance and what they don't cover, I pay right away. I sent them a letter telling them this and I am still getting calls from them. It is quite embarrassing when a call like that comes in and we have company. I am going to take all of your advice and call the BBB and what ever agency I can for help. I agree, my credit score is excellent and if that changes, I will see an attorney.


Sub: #6 I just received a collection letter from SKO Brennan saying that
Fri, 03/04/2011 - 16:29

I just received a collection letter from SKO Brennan saying that I owed $30.46 to a medical laboratory from Feb. 09. The letter said the tests were ordered by a doctor I have never heard of. When I looked up this doctor on-line, he is in Texas. I have never been in Texas except to change flights there one time many years ago. When I called SKO, they gave me my doctor's name in Indiana. However, I have claim records from my insurance company and receipts for my co-pay to this laboratory for the same date but a different amount. It's strange that in the past 2 years I have never received any additional billing from the medical lab and all the person at the collection agency was interested in was getting a credit card number from me. Every time I asked her a question about the bill, she always responded that if I would just give her a credit card number we could get this all cleared up right away. Of course!!! I will be calling the medical lab when they open for business on Monday and am 100% certain I will learn that SKO is trying to scam me. This is the first time I have EVER received a collection letter or collection call. Plus, we just had our bank run a credit report for us and no past due records showed up. Our credit score was over 800 - about as close to perfect as you can get.


Sub: #7 SKO Brenner american, Inc. This company is bullshit. i am curr
Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:32

SKO Brenner american, Inc.

This company is bullshit. i am currently filing a law suit against them because i have proof that they werent deducting my monthly payment from the total balance but sending letters thanking me for my payment. I just feel bad for people who dont pay attention to what there gettin billed for and keeping track of the remaining balance. I was noticing my balance go down awfully slow and got suspicious. i began saving my reciepts and letters , and notice they would thank me for my hundred dollar payment but not apply it to the balance. In the mean time they told me that i had aquired 139.00 in late fees when i was never late on a payment.


Sub: #8 just got a letter from from sko brenner american saying i owe 47
Wed, 11/10/2010 - 09:32

just got a letter from from sko brenner american saying i owe 479.40 to scalp med. I have never had hair plugs:) what should i do?


Sub: #9 this is still going on....
Mon, 11/01/2010 - 16:59

this is still going on....


Sub: #10 oddly, proactiv and sheer cover are made by the same company...g
Thu, 10/28/2010 - 12:20

oddly, proactiv and sheer cover are made by the same company...gunthy renker or something like that

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