I have an old account with ThisCreditor (who everyone knows went bankrupt and closed), but when I asked the “junk collector” to validate the account they said it was valid. I have tried finding a phone number, address, or anything to speak with someone associated with ThisCreditor and, of course, there is nothing. How can they validate an account with the original person who turned it over to collections if they are unreachable, or do they just validate with the collection company they bought the account from? If they do do that, is it legal or legit? How would the original collector know it is valid if they can’t contact anyone either? At this point, there is an attorney’s office contacting me regarding this and I have explained to them that I have disputed this matter and they argued with me that if I had the product then there was nothing to dispute and that I owed them (very rude might I add).