I have experience with 1 & 1 and NCO Collections. I have successfully beat their collection attempts for several domains I never wanted to keep, therefor never renewed them. They renewed them for me, and then sent me to collections for small amounts.I refused to pay
as this is not common practice in the domain registrar industry, nor did apply for, or authorize any extension of credit. They kept referring to the "contract". I told them I did not sign a contract nor is a "digital content" legal.
1 & 1 has hired NCO collections [they are criminals] and it's simply a boiler room collection operation. Don't dispute with the credit bureau(s), as the debt will be "verified" as it suits them to side with the paying subscriber (NCO).How I got 1 & 1 removed:
I filed a complaint with the state they are based in Attorney General: The
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Bureau of Consumer Protection.The URL for the complaint form is here.
Fill it out correctly. I did, and two or three weeks later I got a letter from a "Protection Agent" and NCO stating that ALL 1&1 collection accounts have been closed.
If you need more help or proof, I can show you the letters as I already have them scanned into Evernote. Just Private message me here on the board.
Good luck kiddo!