Cease and Desist Sample Letter

The following is a “Cease and Desist” sample letter requesting that a collection agency stop contacting you by phone.

The text in [brackets] indicates where you must customize the letter.




[Collection Agency Name]
[Collection Agency Address]

Account #: [Account Number]

To Whom it may concern,

You are hereby notified under provisions of Public Laws 95-109 and 99-361, also known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, that your services are no longer desired.

1) You and your organization must CEASE & DESIST all attempts to collect the above debt via telephone. If you wish to contact me, please do so via standard postal mail. Failure to comply with this law will result in my immediately filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and this state’s Attorney General’s office. I will pursue all criminal and civil claims against you and your company.

2) Let this letter also serve as your warning that I may utilize telephone-recording devices in order to document any telephone conversations that we may have in the future.


[Your Name]
[Your Address]



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