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http://www.dfs.ny.gov/legal/regulations/adoptions/dfsf23t.pdf A summary of changes; § 1.2 Required initial disclosures by debt collectors. (2) the following written notice: “If a creditor or debt collector receives a money judgment against you in court, state and federal laws may prevent the following types of income from being taken to pay the debt: 1. Supplemental security income, (SSI); 2. Social security; 3. Public assistance (welfare); 4. Spousal support, maintenance (alimony) or child support; 5. Unemployment benefits; 6. Disability benefits; 7. Workers’ compensation benefits; 8. Public or private pensions; 9. Veterans’ benefits; 10. Federal student loans, federal student grants, and federal work study funds; and 11. Ninety percent of your wages or salary earned in the last sixty days. § 1.3 Disclosures for debts for which the statute of limitations may be expired. (a) A debt collector must maintain reasonable procedures for determining the statute of limitations applicable to a debt it is collecting and whether such statute of limitations has expired. © The following language satisfies the notice requirement contained in section 1.3( of this Part: “We are required by regulation of the New York State Department of Financial Services to notify you of the following information. This information is NOT legal advice: Your creditor or debt collector believes that the legal time limit (statute of limitations) for suing you to collect this debt may have expired. It is a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq., to sue to collect on a debt for which the statute of limitations has expired. However, if the creditor sues you to collect on this debt, you may be able to prevent the creditor from obtaining a judgment against you. To do so, you must tell the court that the statute of limitations has expired. Even if the statute of limitations has expired, you may choose to make payments on the debt. However, be aware: if you make a payment on the debt, admit to owing the debt, promise to pay the debt, or waive the statute of limitations on the debt, the time period in which the debt is enforceable in court may start again. If you would like to learn more about your legal rights and options, you can consult an attorney or a legal assistance or legal aid organization. (1) If the consumer disputes the debt orally, the debt collector must: (i) make reasonable efforts to inform the consumer, in the conversation in which the dispute was communicated, how the consumer can make a written request for substantiation of the debt in writing; and (ii) within 14 days of the consumer disputing the debt, provide the consumer clear and conspicuous written instructions on how to request substantiation of the debt; or (2) If the consumer disputes the debt in writing, within 21 days of the debt collector receiving that writing, the debt collector must provide the consumer clear and conspicuous written instructions on how to request substantiation of the debt. ( A debt collector must provide the consumer written substantiation of a charged-off debt within 60 days of receiving a request for substantiation of the debt and must cease collection of the debt until written substantiation has been provided to the consumer. A debt collector must substantiate a charged-off debt pursuant to this section only once during the period that the debt collector owns or has the right to collect the debt. © Substantiation of a charged-off debt shall include shall include a copy of a judgment against the consumer or: (1) the signed contract or signed application that created the debt or, if no signed contract or application exists, a copy of a document provided to the alleged debtor while the account was active, demonstrating that the debt was incurred by the debtor. For a revolving credit account, the most recent monthly statement recording a purchase transaction, payment or balance transfer shall be deemed sufficient to satisfy this requirement; (2) the charge-off account statement, or equivalent document, issued by the original creditor to the consumer; (3) a statement describing the complete chain of title from the original creditor to the present creditor, including the date of each assignment, sale, and transfer; and (4) records reflecting the amount and date of any prior settlement agreement reached in connection with the debt pursuant to section 1.5 of this Part. (d) If a consumer requests substantiation of a charged-off debt pursuant to section 1.4(a) of this Part, the debt collector must retain the following documentation until the debt is discharged, sold, or transferred: (1) evidence of the consumer’s request for substantiation; and (2) all documents the debt collector provided in response to the request.