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What if a collection agency says they have a judgment against you and they don't?

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If they say they have a judgment and in fact do not, they are breaking the law. You can report them to the Federal Trade Commision, which regulates collectors or to the American Collectors Association. Be sure first, thouhg, that there's not actually a judgment against you; you don't necessarily have to have been in court when it was granted. Demand to see written proof of the judgment before doing anything.

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