What to do if II keep getting debt collection letters for something that is not mine?

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What to do if II keep getting debt collection letters for something that is not mine?

I have a very common name and I keep getting letters for a bad account. I have contacted the collection agency multiple times but I keep getting letters. Is there anything I can do to get them to stop?

Asked on April 11, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Indiana

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you keep on getting letters from a debt collection company with respect to a delinquent account concerning someone who has a similar name asuch as yours where you have written the third party debt collections that you are not the person who these letters are being sent to with no recourse, you need to call a representative of the company or companies writing you and speak with someone on the telephone about the need to remedy the situation.

If that does not stop the mailings, then your next option is to consult with an attorney that practices consumer law to write a cease and desist letter for you to these third party collection companies.


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