Question: I want to send my own validation letter to a debt collector. How do I do it?
Answer: This should be easy, but it isn't. Some states, like California, have an Evidence Code section that explains when you mail something and it is properly addressed, it is presumed to have been received. But, what if you really want to make sure? Here is what you do:
1. Write the letter, in pen if possible, and sign it.
2. Sign your letter in blue ink.
3. Make a copy of your signed letter and any attachments.
4. Fax the letter and attachments and then staple the fax confirmation sheet to your letter.
5. Staple the attachments to your letter. Send your original letters but copies of the attachments.
6. Place the documents in a properly addressed envelope.
7. Go to the post office (or your local mailing location) and mail it delivery confirmation.
This is the proper way to mail a validation letter. It will allow you to prove you mailed it and that it was received. Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.