My Last Word on Lexington Ltrs

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by DaveLV, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. DaveLV

    DaveLV Well-Known Member

    Okay -- Lexington has posted sample letters on the board which will be there for another 24 hours. As of now, I officially out of the Lexington letter remailing business. Dozens of you have emailed me for a copy of the letter I received and with very few exceptions I have responded.

    We now have an official response from the company about their letters, and an explaination of why they feel the letters are effective. Frankly I think this is information that Lexington should provide all new clients. I think they are starting to "get it" now. My purpose for posting about the subject has been served.

    Thanks everyone for the interesting discussions about this topic. I will continue to post about Lexington as I see results.
  2. ShyGuy

    ShyGuy Well-Known Member

    where are they posted?

    What's the URL?
  3. NanaC

    NanaC Well-Known Member


    I did a search for the words "here letters"
  4. Tana

    Tana Guest

    Re: Here

    Omigod this WORKS?????
  5. N'awlins

    N'awlins Guest

    Re: Here

    These letters are a joke! This confirms the theory of doing it yourself.
  6. curiouser

    curiouser Well-Known Member

    Re: Here

    I'd be interested to see Lex's stats on the success of these letters. There may be a method to their seeming madness, particularly if these letters aren't the first ones out of the gate. For eighteen months I was unsuccessfully disputing an account with Experian. They were reporting an account as open when I had closed it. There was nothing negative about the account but it was dragging my FICO down a bit because it looked like I had more available credit than necessary. I sent letters, Chase Manhattan sent letters and Experian kept verifying the account as open. My letters were firm and cordial. Except for the last one. I admit I snapped when I opened a credit report yet again verifying an account that everyone (me, Chase, Equifax and TU) agreed was closed. My letter was scrawled in red pen on the back of a flyer for a chinese restaurant (no joke). I think I used the term imbeciles and I know I used the phrase "legally actionable malicious incompetence." I dropped it in the mailbox and immediately regretted it. For whatever reason, that letter worked. (I think they had visions of a crazed woman showing up in Tyler, TX with violence in her heart.) Would I do it again? Probably not. But Lex may be onto something. I don't know of any law firm that knowingly and repeatedly uses unsuccessful strategies.

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