A validation of debt letter is written by a consumer to a collecting agency for “debt verification” and to receive written verification of a debt from a debt collector.  This debt validation procedure helps to reduce the incidence of debt collectors dunning the wrong person or attempting to collect previously paid debts. Here is a sample of the validation of debt letter given below.

Sample Validation of Debt Letter:


The Collecting Agency,

New York


2nd June 2014

Dear Sir,

Subject: Validation of debt

Dear Sir,

I am hereby writing this letter in response to your notice dated 28th May 2014 for recovery of a debt taken by me. I would like to bring to your kind attention that I have already repaid this loan on 15th April 2014 and hold a closure letter from the credit card company.

I hereby request you to kindly take up a validation of my debt with immediate effect in order to provide me a clearance certificate for all dues. An outstanding debt letter like this can tarnish my image as a debtor which can prove to be detrimental for my financial credibility. I therefore request you to undertake a thorough investigation and give me a written debt validation at the earliest.

If your offices fail to respond to this validation request within 30 days from the date of your receipt, I would assume that all references to this account have been deleted and completely removed from my credit file and a copy of such deletion request shall be sent to me immediately.

This is an attempt to correct your records, any information obtained shall be used for that purpose only.


Rommy Johnson