Originally Posted by FightingFalcon
No one owes a collection agency ****. The original owner of the debt forgave it long before some douchey collection agency comes after you.
That was my point. The OP owes someone money (corporations are people after all, my SuperPAC proves that)
The OP should find the original debtor and pay what he/she owes.
The OP will just tell the collection agency to go to hell and they will call a couple more times and give up.
Collection agencies are scum, but people ideally should pay what they owe (directly to the organization or person they owe it to though).