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NO NOT IF THE DEBTS ARE IN THE BANKRUPTCY. If they are included in the bankruptcy, give them your case info/ lawyer's name. After that they can be fined if they continue to call. If the depts are incurred after the bankruptcy then yes they can.

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Q: Can collection agencies pursue you for debts incurred after you have filed a bankruptcy?
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