Two Collection Agencies Coming After Me for Same Debt

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“I received a Notice to Appear on a credit card debt. I have worked out a payment plan with the attorney for the credit card company. The same day I was served, I received a notice of collection from a different agency claiming to be the agent of the same bank. What recourse do I have in not being placed in double-jeopardy over the same debt?”

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Forward a copy of the collection notice from the second agency to the attorney with whom you are working. At the same time, contact the second collection agency, and notify them that you have already made payment arrangements for the debt with the attorney, and refer them to the attorney.

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Author: Anne P. Mitchell, Esq.

Anne P. Mitchell, Esq. is a noted family law expert, Internet law expert, and Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. She is the author of "Surviving Divorce: the Single Father's Guide" and "The Email Deliverability Handbook"

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